01 Dec: Karcher Resolution Condemning Fort Monmouth Closure Advances

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Ellen Karcher to condemn the inclusion of Fort Monmouth in the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list was approved today by the Senate Law, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee by a vote of 4-0.

“Closing Fort Monmouth is a blow to the region, and will weaken the military’s overall technological might in the long run,” said Senator Karcher, D-Monmouth and Mercer. “In it’s nearly 90 years of service, Fort Monmouth has consistently demonstrated its worth on the battlefield by leading in the development of technology that has kept our troops safe. It is also the biggest employer in Monmouth County, and I fear that the status of the base and the status of our booming economy at the Shore may be intractable without creative solutions and a lot of luck.”