U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta visits Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Reiterates his strong commitment to keeping it open 



Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) with his family and congressional staff touring the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the USS San Juan on January 28, 2012


(Washington – January 31, 2012)    U.S. Representative Frank Guinta visited the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Saturday, January 28th.   He toured the submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751), which is completing a series of repairs at the facility.

After the hour-long tour, Guinta said he was deeply impressed by the professionalism of the San Juan’s officers and crew, and by the Shipyard’s workers.

“Granite Staters know the quality of work performed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and how vital that work is to defending our freedom.  The jobs that are provided here are vitally important to the Seacoast’s economy, too.  Just last Friday, I expressed my support for a bipartisan congressional effort to make sure that work continues here.  On my tour, I saw first-hand how deeply committed the 134 men who serve on the San Juan are to fulfilling their mission.  I want them, and all the military and civilian workers at PNSY, to know I’m equally committed to keeping the Shipyard open.”