Community Correspondence - 581 Form Letters from Concerned Citizens - Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base New York Page: 1 of 581
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Chairman Anthony J. Principi
Base Alignment and Closure Commission
2521 South Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Chairman Principi and BRAC Commissioners:
The Defense Department's recommendation to close the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve and Guard Base is
not in the best interests of our nation. As a concerned citizen and American, I urge the BRAC Commission to
reverse this decision and remove the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve and Guard Base from the closure list.
I, along with many others, have difficulty in understanding why the Air Force has decided to take missions, jobs
and planes away from so many Air Guard and Air Reserve bases and relocate them to more costly active duty
With newspapers reporting that we are facing significant challenges in recruiting personnel during wartime, this
action can only hinder our nation's efforts. As the only remaining major military installation in Western New
York, Niagara Falls has been a key to military recruitment. The impact of this decision will be devastating to
the New York Air National Guard and will make efforts to recruit and retain military personnel even more
The entire Western New York community is united in its support for retaining the Niagara Falls Air Force
Reserve and Guard Base, and I am respectfully asking that you overturn the Pentagon's recommendation and
keep this important base open.
Print Name and Address below:
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