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Peninsula economy depends on addressing military needs like sea level rise and recruitment, event speakers say

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Military event had a recurring message: “Be prepared for war to keep the peace.” “Russia and China are outpacing us in growing their defense. China is attempting to gain international order,” Capt. Hannah Kriewaldt, supervisor of shipbuilding in Newport News, said. The region is home to 18 military installations with 125,000 military personnel that make up 40% of the region’s economy, said Rick Dwyer, executive director of Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance. In order for the military to continue...

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