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Panel Clears Kean Resolution Seeking Commissioning of U.S.S. New Jersey Submarine on the Camden Waterfront

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A resolution sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean calling for the commissioning of the new U.S.S. New Jersey fast-attack nuclear submarine to be held in New Jersey was endorsed by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee today.

A resolution sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean calls for the U.S. Navy to commissions the new U.S.S. New Jersey fast-attack nuclear submarine here in New Jersey.

“It is more than appropriate that the historic commissioning of this state-of-the-art vessel be conducted right here in this state, and more specifically in view of the retired Battleship New Jersey on the Camden waterfront,” said Kean (R-21).

The proposed location was recommended by the U.S.S. New Jersey Commissioning Committee.

“This awesome sub’s formal commissioning will bring together our military, veterans and local community with significant economic benefits for the surrounding region and the state,” Kean said. “Our state deserves the opportunity to shine for our naval and federal dignitaries.”

Kean’s resolution (SJR-128) complements a letter supporting an in-state commissioning that will be signed by all members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation and sent to the Secretary of the Navy.

Officially designated the SSN-796, the U.S.S. New Jersey is a Virginia-class nuclear-powered submarine. It will be the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name U.S.S. New Jersey.

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