** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **
Friday, June 17th, 2016

Contacts:
Donnelly: Donnelly_Press@Donnelly.Senate.Gov, 202-224-0972
NSWC Crane: Brett Day, brett.day@navy.mil, 812-854-1003

Indianapolis, Ind. — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced that he will host U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Carter’s visit will come following invitations from Donnelly to visit Indiana’s largest military facility. Carter will be the first Secretary of Defense to visit, and this year marks Crane’s 75th anniversary.

Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee said, “I am honored to host Secretary Carter in Indiana. With Crane’s impressive growth in the past two years, I wanted Secretary Carter to see the base firsthand and meet these extraordinary Hoosiers who play a critical role in protecting our national security.”

NSA Crane is the third-largest U.S. Navy installation in the world and is home to numerous research laboratories, testing facilities, and cutting-edge technology development centers.

Captain JT Elder, Commanding Officer of NSWC Crane said, “As we continue to celebrate Crane’s 75th anniversary this year, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane (NSWC Crane) is proud to have the opportunity to host Secretary Carter for this historic visit. We are truly grateful to Senator Donnelly for his tireless effort in supporting Crane and our Nation’s warfighters and look forward to showing the Secretary of Defense our technical depth and expertise.”

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