The decline can be attributed to a combination of changing technology and an overall drawdown overseas.
So far about 6,000 cranes have been counted at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.
The white oak trees at Naval Support Activity Crane are similar to the timber originally used to build the USS Constitution.
How Indiana lawmakers are addressing sexual assault, a Chinese school in Terre Haute is expanding and we go back to the largest disaster in state history.
The Department of Labor's safety administration says 34 of the violations could have caused death or serious physical harm.
Some of the employees who would be out of work were already furloughed earlier this year because of sequestration.
World War II and Vietnam veterans recalled their stories as prisoners of war during a ceremony at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane on Thursday.
The Battery Innovation Center works to make lithium batteries used in both military and civilian technology more efficient and longer-lasting.
Crane employees are being forced to take 11 unpaid furloughs days from July to September.
Col. Dixon attended IU before joining the Indiana Army National Guard as an infantryman.