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Wicker Statement on Plan to Reopen Ingalls East Bank Shipyard

By: Sarah Ulmer - April 13, 2018

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement in response to the Huntington Ingalls announcement that it plans to reopen shipbuilding facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River.  The site was the home of the original Ingalls shipyard and was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

“This is great news for our state, the Gulf Coast, and the many men and women of Ingalls who make a living building some of the finest ships in the world,” Wicker said. “When this facility is restored, Ingalls Shipbuilding will be equipped to maximize its construction capacity. This comes at a critical point for the U.S. military, as Congress recommits to building up our naval fleet and meeting emergent security challenges.”

Senator Wicker met with Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias on Wednesday. Cuccias authored this op-ed in March highlighting Ingalls progress towards meeting the Navy’s 355-ship requirement.

Senator Roger Wicker Press Release


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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah:
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