”’Editor’s Note: Gov. Linda Lingle is in Washington DC meeting with BRAC commissioners about the importance of keeping open the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Here is her testimony, published as presented, given July 18, 2005. Today, July 19, 2005, it was announced Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is not in jeopardy of being closed.”’

The State of Hawaii submits this memorandum in support of the recommendation of the Secretary of Defense, submitted to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission on May 13, 2005, to maintain Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as an active shipyard.

On May 13, 2005, under the authority of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (DBCRA), the Secretary of Defense issued the Department of Defense

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