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Questions raised over Air Force rejection of plan for local base

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Questions are being raised concerning the rejection by the Air Force of the Council of Governors Plan to preserve jobs and missions at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

A memo issued by the Air Force appears to use misleading information to undermine efforts to save Air National Guard jobs at the station and to establish a new mission for the 107th Airlift Wing. The Air Force memo focuses on scenarios not indicated in the Governors Plan, including the realignment of F-16 fighter planes, an issue not connected with the Falls base.

Talks are expected to continue over the future of the base.

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