Just a short note, If you followed the Brac commission base closure deliberations over summer as I did, at one point you probably thought that Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) was surely going to get the axe and close. Reasoning old facility, not enough overhaul work, excess capacity and so on.
Well apparently, PNS is undergoing a mini-boom in jobs, from the New Hampshire Union Leader:
Shipyard commander Capt. Jonathan Iverson said the current work force must grow by 300 people a year to be able to handle the submarine overhaul and maintenance projects that are scheduled.
“For the next four years, we’re chock-a-block full of work,” he said. “With the increased workload, we’re looking to bring more people on.”
Looks like Brac made the right decision in keeping PNS open.