Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION in support of the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.



Welch, Crooks




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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 113th General Assembly (2003)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION in support of the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

    Whereas, The Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center is one of three government owned and operated ammunition production facilities and was activated on December 1, 1941;

    Whereas, Crane was activated in response to the Department of Defense's implementation of the task of providing conventional ammunition, production, storage, and services to all branches of the military;

    Whereas, Crane accounts for about 20 percent of the Department of Defense's ordnance storage capacity;

    Whereas, Production at the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center has risen due to their increased involvement in supporting troops serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and the war on terrorism;

    Whereas, Since September 11, 2001, the employees of Crane have made more than 69,713 shipments of items ranging from 500 pound laser-guided bomb kits to printed circuit cards;

    Whereas, If the United States enters into a war with Iraq, these figures could increase; and

    Whereas, The employees of the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center have stepped up to meet the

challenge that has been presented them: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to express its gratitude to the employees of Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center for the efforts they have put forth in helping to prepare America's troops during this time of conflict.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Captain Dan Wise, commanding officer of the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.