BRAC by numbers

1 out of 3
jobs Committee of Fifty member Chad Lydick said will be lost to the community if Cannon closes

1 out of 5
jobs the Department Defense estimates will be lost if Cannon closes

6
Base Realignment and Closure commissioners who attended Friday’s regional hearing in Clovis. The Commission consists of nine members. Five must agree before a military installation can be removed from the closure list.

2
Days it took for Clovis resident Ardyth Elms to create a “Keep Cannon” poster out of plastic beads

5
Age of MacKenzie Volker, who held a poster board Friday in the “Keep Cannon” human sign

329
Average annual days of good flying weather at Cannon Air Force Base, according to Randy Harris of the Cannon support group Committee of Fifty

20
Miles from Cannon to the Melrose Bombing Range

$5 million
Dollars it would take to double the size of Cannon Air Force Base, according to Randy Harris

3
Bases in the region that have been closed in previous BRAC rounds (in Amarillo, Lubbock and Roswell)

6,000
Homes that Committee of Fifty member Chad Lydick estimates would be left vacant if Cannon closes

2,000
Homes in area market that are directly controlled by military or a military person, according to Committee of Fifty member Chad Lydick

60
Employees that would be immediately cut from the staff at Plains Regional Medical Center if Cannon closes, according to hospital estimates

26
Years new housing developments would be flatlined in Curry County, according to Committee of Fifty member Chad Lydick, if Cannon closes

163
Staff members that would be immediately cut in the Clovis Municipal School district if Cannon closes

70
Businesses and organizations that registered to participate in the street lining effort through the Keep Cannon hotline

16
Estimated number of restaurants that donated food to “Keep Cannon” efforts on Friday

33
Major military installations targeted for closure by the Department of Defense

2
Air Force bases targeted for closure by the Department of Defense

9
Delegates who spoke on Cannon’s behalf at Friday’s regional hearing

17
Years Randy Harris has been a member of the Committee of Fifty, a Cannon support group

50
Years the Committee of Fifty has been in existence

— Compiled from staff and wire reports