Hartford — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with U.S. Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus at the Pentagon Monday to discuss Connecticut's support of the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.
The governor's office said that Malloy highlighted the extensive upgrades made to the sub base since the last Base Realignment and Closure process in 2005.
"My administration — in cooperation with Connecticut's congressional delegation — has been closely monitoring the Department of Defense proposal to conduct a new BRAC process, and I am pleased that Secretary Mabus and I had an opportunity today to discuss the increased military value of the Groton sub base, in addition to what the base means for Connecticut," Malloy said in a statement Monday afternoon.
"Forging a relationship with the Navy Secretary can only help us as we navigate the BRAC process in the years ahead," he added.
— JC Reindl