Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

The Senate Armed Services Committee has given bipartisan support for legislation that sets the blueprint for defense spending in the new budget year. And Sen. Angus King says that's good news for Maine.

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U.S. Sen. Angus King is urging Navy and commercial shipyards to balance worker safety with their essential status as the pandemic continues.

KITTERY, Maine - A Maine naval shipyard and the University of Massachusetts Lowell are partnering to share technology and enhance student education.

A New Hampshire company has won a nearly $60 million contract to build a new facility at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

KITTERY, Maine - The USS California has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for scheduled maintenance.  The Virginia-class attack submarine traveled up the Piscataqua River to the shipyard on Sunday.

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U.S. senators from Maine and New Hampshire say they are encouraged by a new Defense Department memo that appears to maintain funding for projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation have visited with workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump's wall at the southern border.

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The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery could lose more than $150 million in federal funds if President Trump's emergency declaration to fund a southern border wall is allowed to stand.

KITTERY, Maine - The Navy has awarded a contract of nearly $55 million for a 140-ton crane at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

KITTERY, Maine - The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is alerting local residents about security exercise.
 
Officials said the training exercise on Tuesday is aimed at enhancing security readiness and emergency response.
 
They said area residents may see and hear things associated with the exercise.
 
Officials said the training is regularly scheduled training and is not in response to any specific threat against the shipyard.
 
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, overhauls and repairs nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy.

KITTERY, Maine - The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is warning Maine residents not to be alarmed by "security activities.''
 
Officials say a routine training exercise is being held on Tuesday near the shipyard's Gate 2. Some of the activities may be seen by area residents.
 
Officials say the training is not in response to any specific threat. Gate 1 will remain open to allow shipyard access during the training.

KITTERY, Maine - The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is going to host a job fair to fill about 160 positions.
 
The job fair is on Tuesday at the Regatta Banquet and Conference Center in Eliot from noon until 8 p.m.
 
There are job opportunities in engineering, trades, inspection and for chemists.
 
Applicants with more than two years of experience can submit a resume as well as speak with hiring managers, eliminating an online process and potentially reducing the normal hiring timeline by up to 90 days.
 

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The watchdog agency for Congress says the Navy's aging public shipyards - including the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine - are failing to fully meet the military's needs.  
 
The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that a Government Accountability Office report is sharply critical of the four facilities.
 
It found that a backlog of projects to maintain and restore ships will take 19 years to clear. The cost of the backlogged projects has grown 41 percent to an estimated $4.86 billion.       
 

KITTERY, Maine - Maine Sen. Susan Collins is introducing an amendment she says would repeal a U.S. Department of Defense policy she believes is unfair to some shipyard workers.
 
Collins, a Republican, says her proposal would repeal the Defense Department's long-term temporary duty policy for shipyard workers who are conducting off-yard maintenance. She says the policy was enacted in 2014 and reimburses the shipyard workers at a reduced flat rate rather than the full rate.
 

KITTERY, Maine - Maine's senior U.S. senator says the U.S. Navy should improve the capacity of public shipyard dry docks to accommodate more ships.

Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, is a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Her state includes Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.
 
Collins says the Navy's request includes $62 million to consolidate paint, blast and rubber fabrication facilities at the Portsmouth shipyard. She says the work is needed, and that shipyard infrastructure in the country at large needs improvement.

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