Military Leaders to Announce Major Expansion of Picatinny Arsenal Today

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Today a new Strategic Mission for Picatinny Arsenal will be announced at 12:30 PM. Hopatcong Lake Regional News was the only local newspaper invited to cover the announcement.

NEWARK, N.J. — TODAY, October 15, 2019, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (N.J.-11), who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, will join leaders from Picatinny Arsenal and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to announce a major investment in and expansion of Picatinny’s vital national security mission. 

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Picatinny Arsenal is Morris County’s largest employer and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) “Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammunition,” providing products, services and 90 percent of the lethal weapons to all branches of the U.S. military.  Menendez, Sherrill and the state’s Congressional delegation secured critical funding that will not be diverted to pay for a southern border wall.

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