550 Form Letters from concerned citizens supporting Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve and Guard Base Page: 3 of 550
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JUL 2 5 2005
7/ ,% 5Received
Chairman Anthony J. Principi
Base Realignment and Closure Commission
2521 South Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Chairman Principi and BRAC Commissioners:
I am deeply troubled by the Defense Department's recommendation to close the Niagara
Falls Air Force Reserve base. This recommendation is a terrible mistake and I urge the
BRAC Commission to reverse this decision and remove them from the list.
It is hard to understand why the Air Force has decided to take planes, missions and jobs
away from so many Air Guard and Air Reserve bases and put them on the more costly
Active Duty bases. Of all the bases to pick to close, how do you close the base whose
unit helped rescue Jessica Lynch in Iraq because they are the lead night vision C- 130 unit
in the reserves?
Also, how will the Department defend the region? Will the Guard respond to man-made
or natural disasters when they occur after these massive cuts?
I urge the Commission in the strongest possible terms to remove Niagara Falls AFB from
the Pentagon's recommended list of base closures and to stop the continuing retreat of the
military from our region of the country.
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550 Form Letters from concerned citizens supporting Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve and Guard Base, letter, July 26, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc18600/m1/3/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.