Sikorsky 2015 Supplier Conference
Bridgette Senior and Jim Madden attended the Sikorsky 2015 Supplier Conference held at the National Guard Memorial on March 17 and 18.

Visits were made to our Congressional leaders in both the House ( Peter King, Kathleen Rice) and Senate (Chuck Schumer and Kerstin Gillibrand) to request immediate support for the President's Budget for Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps helicopter programs. Programs include the Air Force CRH and UH-1N replacement, Navy MH-60R and S platforms, Marine Corps CH-53K and VH-92A, and the Army's UH/HH-60M helicopter programs which includes adding UH-60Ms to support the National Guard.

Additional discussions centered around the recent challenges of sequestration coupled with the challenges to maintain a skilled workforce and keep our supply chain intact, along with the importance to maintain the defense industrial base and sustain DoD business in NY and Long Island.