facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Virginia governor opposes Navy move

June 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NORFOLK, Va., June 3 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he sees no justification for the U.S. Navy's proposal to shift sailors and ships from Virginia to Florida.

Kaine disagrees with a study recommending that the Navy shift an aircraft carrier and other personnel, perhaps from the Hampton Roads area, to upgrade the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla., reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Tuesday.

"When you have assets and installations that are perfectly suitable, spending more to upfit another one and then moving assets out of Virginia, I don't think it's fiscally the smart thing to do," Kaine said. "It doesn't have any defense justification as far as I can see, and that's why we weighed in and said this is not something the (U.S. Defense Department) should be doing."

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting
3
Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson
4
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized
5
Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback