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Head of navy says Ind. facility should be spared from defense cuts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With the fiscal cliff looming, the head of the U.S. Navy says a southern Indiana facility that employs thousands should be spared from any defense cuts.

Admiral Jonathan Greenert was joined by Senator Dan Coats, Senator-elect Joe Donnelly and congressman Todd Young, as he toured the Naval Support Activity facility in Crane, Indiana.

That's about 30 miles southwest of Bloomington.

The operation, which is the third largest naval installation in the world, develops technology used by several branches of the military.

It will hold a very high priority to me as I would submit my budget in the future, any reductions, I would look to this as something that I would be hesitant, very hesitant to want to perturbate the work because it's so important for right now," Greenert says.

NSA Crane employs 5,000 civilian workers and contractors.

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