A note from Howard H. Baker, Jr.

Posted: February 11, 2013 - 3:49pm | Y-12 Report | Volume 9, Issue 2 | 2013

“I remember visiting Oak Ridge at the height of its construction. The town had grown up out of corn fields in super secrecy. My dad and I didn't know its purpose, but we knew it involved important, vital work. That vitally important work continues today. For 70 years Y‑12, in particular, has served the nation as a reservoir of talent and insight. The very fact that the site exists today is an object lesson in resilience and the site's ability to transform to meet the country's needs. Going forward, Y‑12, I'm sure, has much to contribute to address the security challenges of the 21st century.”

Howard. H. Baker, Jr., former U.S. senator and ambassador to Japan