Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, joined with fellow Republicans Dave Wolfe and Anthony M. Bucco, in lauding that portion of the Fiscal 2015 Budget which includes $200,000 in funding to protect the McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst base and Picatinny Arsenal from potential cuts or closure by the Department of Defense (DOD). The three Republicans were sponsors of the budget initiative.
Bramnick (R-Union, Morris and Somerset):
“New Jersey’s military bases are vital to the security of our country. They provide a wide range of technology and combat equipment necessary for supporting our military personnel around the world. They employ thousands of civilians and their importance to our economy cannot be underestimated. I commend the governor for recognizing the important role of these bases.”
“The McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst base is an integral part of South Jersey’s economy and supplies
critical equipment that supports our military in defense of our country. Thousands of military and civilian jobs depend on this joint operation and we cannot afford the same economic loss as when Ft. Monmouth closed in 2011.”
Bucco (R-Morris and Somerset):
“The weapons research and development taking place at Picatinny Arsenal are vital to our country’s military defense. The cutting-edge technology and logistical support Picatinny supplies to our service men and women are invaluable. Many of the weapons developed at Picatinny are in the hands of our overseas military personnel fighting the war on terror. Our region would be devastated by the base’s closing or reduction in budget.”