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Everett Detachment Sailor honored as Navy Diver of the Year
Capt. Howard Markle, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility commander, presents ND1 (DWS/EXW) Eric Lehman, a diver with PSNS & IMF Everett Detachment, with the PSNS & IMF Everett Detachment's Junior Sailor of the Year Award during the Employee of the Year Ceremony, March 29, 2018, at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Carie Hagins, PSNS & IMF photographer)
April 19, 2018 - Shortly after being recognized as Everett Detachment’s 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year at PSNS & IMF’s Employee of the Year ceremony, ND1 (DWS/EXW) Eric Lehman received more good news.

PSNS & IMF hosts technology trial for human assistive technologies
A Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility worker demonstrates to managers, process improvement specialists and trades people how the Ekso zeroG Arm can be used to reduce injuries and increase productivity during a technology trial Feb. 26-28 at the shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. For the demonstration, the grinder was supported by the arm, which was attached to the simulated bulkhead with switchable magnetic bases. The arm can support up to 42-pound tools and absorbs up to 25 percent of the tool’s vibration. (U.S. Navy photo by Carie Hagins, PSNS & IMF photographer)
April 5, 2018 - Managers, process improvement specialists and tradespeople got an up-close look at devices intended to ease their burdens, reduce injuries and increase productivity during an assistive technology trial Feb. 26-28 in Building 460.

Tugs, broncs and brawn needed to move mighty warships
Harbor tug Defiant (YT 804) and crew wait to assist while USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is being positioned for docking at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington March 1, 2018.
March 23, 2018 - When USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was moved into Dry dock 6 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenace Facility, it took a coordinated effort by harbor pilots, tugboat crews, Sailors aboard the ship, line handlers on shore, and bronc crews who operate the smallest boats used at the shipyard.

Done! PSNS & IMF completes Stennis work 5 days early
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Puget Sound Aug. 11, 2017. John C. Stennis is underway for sea trials three days ahead of schedule during a planned incremental availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. During PIA, the ship and shipyard team accomplished the largest work package ever for an aircraft carrier in a six-month availability.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dakota Rayburn)
Aug. 14, 2017 - Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility certified the completion of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) planned incremental availability five days early. ...

PSNS & IMF Sailors support Coast Guard in the Arctic
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Harris and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Villafuerte, divers deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, conduct remote operated vehicle operations in search of the wreckage from the fishing vessel Destination, in the Bering Sea, near St. George, Alaska, July 24, 2017. The Destination and its six crew members were lost February 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Meredith Manning
Aug. 10, 2017 - Six Sailors from PSNS & IMF are deployed aboard a Coast Guard cutter to support first Artic dive operations since two of its divers perished in almost 11 years. ...

Whether testing cranes or carving them in wood, quality matters
Jeff Iller, a Code 722 crane inspector, shows off a wood crane he made of walnut and maple that resembles a GMK mobile hydraulic extendable boom crane. The two-foot long crane has a boom which extends to 52 inches.
July 17, 2017 - After spending all day testing cranes to ensure they work perfectly, Jeff Iller, a heavy equipment specialist with Code 722 Crane Test, goes home and continues to seek perfection in the shaping of wood. ...

PSNS & IMF manager honored by NAACP
Dwight K. Otis, PSNS & IMF product line production manager
June 30, 2017 - A senior manager at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility is among the Department of Defense personnel selected for 2017 honors by the NAACP. ...

PSNS & IMF employees earn NAVSEA awards for innovation, excellence
PSNS & IMF recognizes excellence & innovation graphic
June 21, 2017 - One PSNS & IMF employee was honored for individual excellence and eight others were commended by NAVSEA for their participation in successful teams. ...

Surviving a sinking ship—WWII vet, daughter share personal story
Brett Gillard poses with his mother, Peggy Gillard, and grandfather, Ernie Schramm, following graduation from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Apprentice Program. Brett and his mother are current employees and Schramm retired from the command in 1981. (Personal photo provided by Peggy Gillard)
June 15, 2017 - Ernie Schramm is a former World War II Sailor and a PSNS & IMF retiree. He is also a survivor of the Battle of Leyte Gulf and, more uniquely, of a ship that sank during the battle. ...

PSNS & IMF Sailors graduate from Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy program
A Sailor with IMF Bangor’s Shop 51A (Inside Electrical Repair), is setting air gaps for pole pieces. (Photo by MMA1 (SS) Daniel Pitts, PSNS & IMF)
June 14, 2017 - A program that improves Sailors’ ability to conduct repairs on their ships while deployed recently certified the newly enhanced skills of 20 Sailors from PSNS & IMF. ...

Navy veteran, Code 740 rigger retires with pride
Terry Slye, an 82-year-old rigger with Code 740, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in Bremerton, Washington, is getting ready to retire after almost 65 years of combined service as a U.S. Navy Sailor and U.S. civilian employee.
May 24, 2017 - Terry Slye has been a part of the Navy world for nearly 65 years. He is currently the oldest employee working for PSNS & IMF. The 82-year-old veteran is getting ready to retire, finally. ...

PSNS & IMF honors 34 employees, Sailors at ceremony
More than 200 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility nominees for Employee of the Year honors pose for a photo before the March 30 PSNS & IMF Employee of thpsnse Year ceremony at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Washington. PSNS & IMF on the Waterfront selected 34 of the nominees as winners in 28 categories. (PSNS & IMF photo by Thiep Van Nguyen II)
April 10, 2017 - The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility honored 34 employees and Sailors as the best in their respective categories at the annual Employee of the Year Ceremony ...

Shipyard STEM program earns award
PSNS & IMF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Outreach Coordinator Corinne Beach shows students from Pinecrest Elementary School how to use a battery to demonstrate electrical circuitry during a Navy STEM event at the Puget Sound Navy Museum, March 17, 2017, in Bremerton, Washington. Volunteers from PSNS & IMF teamed up with Puget Sound Navy Museum staff to hold a two-day STEM outreach event for local students at the museum March 16-17. (U.S. Navy photo by Zachary Frank, PSNS & IMF photographer)
April 10, 2017 - Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility recently earned Navy-wide recognition for its educational Science, Technology, Engineering and Math outreach program that ...

Shipyard rigger shares Seabee memories
Ed Stein, a rigger in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Lifting and
Handling Department, and his daughter, Shylo Shorthouse, a
structural engineer at the Shipyard. (Photo by Zack Frank, PSNS & IMF photographer)
March 2, 2017 - Before working at the Shipyard, Ed Stein, a rigger in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Lifting and Handling Department, spent two years, from 1973 to 1975 ...