Community Correspondence - 581 Form Letters from Concerned Citizens - Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base New York Page: 3 of 581

ALIto . jt , 2003
Chairman Athony J Princ ipi
Base AIignment and Closure CoMmi ssion
252_ South Clark Street
Stiite 600
Arlngton, VA 22202
Dear Chairman Princip1 and BRAC C'omnissioners:
The Defensc Qepantmernts recommendation to close t Niagara Fat Is Air Force Reserve and Ciiard B'Le is
nor in the best interests of our nation. As a concerned citizen and AmerUcan, urge he B RAG Comoissio o
reverse this decision and remove the Niagara Fails Air Force Reserve ard Guard Base from tlic r tusUre hi.
E, nfon with many others, have ditficuaty in tmdcrsinding Why the Air Force has decided to tale misii. robs
and planes away fiom so many Air Guiard and Air Reserve bases and reo Cate Chem1 to MOre costly actIve Cr lV
bases.
Wit h newspapers reporting that we arc racing sigI ficant c a]Ien es i r cruiting personnel durbi war111 c', thi.s
acti on can only hinder our nation's effbrts. As te only remaining major military instaIlation, in We 'stern New
York , Niagara Falls has been a key to mi itary recruitment. The impact of Ihis decision wll] be LdcvuscUtuiK , to
the New York Air Nationai Guard and will make efTorts to recruit and retain) miiary person el VCI)t ore
diflicult;.
The entire Western New York community is united In its support for retaining the Niagara aFils Air Force
Reserve and Guard Base, and 1 am respectfully asking that you oVcr GtunI thc Pe[tagon's rcConl"ntctild.twA11,tt ( td
keep tis important base open.
Sincerely,

Print Nane and Address below:
W .t?._<Ab ...,4/c

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