Community Correspondence - 581 Form Letters from Concerned Citizens - Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base New York Page: 4 of 581
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JL~n c - 2005
Chairman Anthony J. Principi
Base A ignmenrit and Closure Commission
252 L South Clark Street
ArIington, VA 2202
Dear Chairman Principi and BRAC Conmissioners:
The Defense Departneient's recommrendation to close the Niagara Fails Air fl;orce Reserve and C Gtj- ltsc is
not ii tIie best interests of ourrnation. As a concerned ciizen arid An erican, I urge th e BRAC (..'tJtJJIJus i1i to
iev.erse this decision and remove the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve an d Guard. Base from the Lctn4ISLJH t2 .
I, aLKOtg with many others, have diticulty in MLnderstilding l"why the Air Force has decided tto takc itisss.19; hs
and planes away from so niany Air (3tJard and Air Reser e bases and relocate them to m-tore costly. LcL-1e duty
W ti h ne.wspapcrs reporting that we arc lacing significant challenges in recruiting pC].SO11)Cl dtiit.,t Wr.tlt] ctLLi
action can only hinder our nation's efforts. As the onIy remaining nitijor mih1-tr i-SthiuaII aion in Western New
Yorlk:, Niagara Fails has been a key co military recruitment. The irnpact of this decision ,w,.iLL bet de vastating to
Lthe New York Air National Guard and will make efforts to recruit and retai1i miLitary pCrSO nlc] vi E1L,'rc
The entire Western New York comrtuinity is ,nited in its support for retainig thie Niagara F-al1i Air FOrkce:
Reserve and Guard Base, ard I am respectfully asking that you overturn the Pnttugont mxornmmLLtiunr 'ti-d
Keep this import-t ba.se open.
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Community Correspondence - 581 Form Letters from Concerned Citizens - Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base New York, letter, August 20, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc21144/m1/4/: accessed February 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.