Collins, King Recognize 100th Convention of the National Association of Superintendents of the U.S. Naval Shore Establishments in Congressional Record

Congratulate NAS NSE members, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, for positive impact over last century

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In statements submitted to the Congressional Record this week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King recognized the 100th Convention of the National Association of Superintendents of the U.S. Naval Shore Establishments (NAS NSE) and thanked its members, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, for their continued work to support the effectiveness of America’s naval shipyards.

“The NAS NSE chapter at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is committed to ensuring the Navy’s submarines are maintained, repaired, and modernized to the highest degree in order to fulfill the Navy’s mission of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas,” said Senator Collins in her statement for the Congressional Record.  “Over the past 100 conventions, NAS NSE has worked on many important issues, including many shipyard safety and leadership issues.  I commend the organization for its commitment to passing on a strong and healthy program of Naval maintenance, so that future generations can benefit from a Navy ready to defend our freedoms.”

“I congratulate the NAS NSE on their 100th convention, and I thank them for their dedication and hard work on behalf of our shipyards,” said Senator King in his statement for the Congressional Record. “I specifically wish to recognize the work of the NAS NSE chapter at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine… Through their consistent dedication and skillful work, the men and women of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard play vital role in furthering the esteemed tradition of excellence within the NAS NSE.”

The NAS NSE was established in 1912, and for the last century its members have worked to improve the capabilities and productivity of the naval maintenance community. Along with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, there are four other chapters of the association: Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington, and Southeast Regional Maintenance Center in Florida.

The complete statements from both Senator Collins and Senator King are available HERE.