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U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins today released the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s request for Congress to authorize additional base closures under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.  The last BRAC process occurred in 2005, when the Pentagon’s recommendation to close the Kittery-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) at Limestone was ultimately overturned by the BRAC Commission. 

“Another proposed round of BRAC closures now doesn’t make sense for our national defense or for taxpayers.  As we have done before, we will stand together, along with the workers at all of Maine’s military installations – including the Kittery-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, DFAS-Limestone, the Bangor Air National Guard base, the Maine Army National Guard, and the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) at Cutler – the local communities, and all the people of Maine to emphasize the importance of these facilities to the Department of Defense and to America’s national security.”