Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

N.H. senators speak out against more base closings

Apr. 3, 2014 - 08:41AM   |  
  • Filed Under

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s U.S. senators are speaking out against the Department of Defense’s call for a new Base Realignment and Closure round.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte are the chairwoman and ranking member, respectively, on the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management.

At a hearing Wednesday, Ayotte highlighted the national security value of the Kittery, Maine-based Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and studies finding that a 2005 round of BRAC costs dramatically exceeded estimates. She said the Portsmouth shipyard is booked for a number of years to handle maintenance on the attack submarine fleet.

Shaheen said the shipyard and New Hampshire’s economy would suffer if there were another round of base closings at this time. She said the shipyard is home to thousands of New Hampshire jobs.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

'Get on the trail'
Drill sergeant duty is tough, but offers serious rewards

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook