Havelock officials discuss progress during trip to Washington

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 05:12 PM.

The group spent nearly three hours with Dennis Hertel, a former six-term congressman from Michigan who served on a previous BRAC commission, discussing strategy to protect Cherry Point against a possible BRAC within the next couple of years. Part of the trip included a Pentagon visit with the staff of John Conger, acting deputy under secretary of defense for installations and environment.

"We need to know what we have to do to BRAC-proof ourselves," Walsh said. "And the man looked right at us and said you’ve already done the majority of what nobody does, and that is you have come up here to see us before you’re already on the list." 

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