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DAHLGREN, Va. (June 13, 2017) - A Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholar holds an electromagnetic railgun projectile while two fellow SMART scholars flank her on the right and left as they stand in front of the U.S. Navy's electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher. Representatives from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) are also pictured. Navy scientists and engineers briefed the college students on electromagnetic launchers, hypervelocity projectiles, directed energy weapons, and chemical, biological, and radiological detection and defense technologies during their NSWCDD tour. The Missile Defense Agency sponsored the college students who are among those pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines through the Department of Defense SMART Scholar program.

DAHLGREN, Va. (June 13, 2017) - A Navy railgun engineer explains the mechanics behind railgun test articles to Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholars during a briefing of the U.S. Navy's electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher. The Missile Defense Agency sponsored the college students who are among those pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines through the Department of Defense SMART Scholar program. Students selected for SMART Scholarships are offered internships and opportunities to pursue civilian careers in the federal government.

Delegates Kirk Cox and Margaret Ransone of the Virginia House of Delegates, Mrs. Kelly Gee, Chief of Staff for Delegate Cox and Mr. Tony Maggio, House Appropriations Staff visited NSWCDD and toured the Railgun located at Terminal Range on June 8.

Delegates Kirk Cox and Margaret Ransone of the Virginia House of Delegates, Mrs. Kelly Gee, Chief of Staff for Delegate Cox and Mr. Tony Maggio, House Appropriations Staff visited NSWCDD and toured the Railgun located at Terminal Range on June 8.

DAHLGREN, Va. (May 24, 2017) - Boy Scouts Drew Warder and Lucas Umberger present Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes with a Certificate of Appreciation after his speech to Boy Scout Troop 1404. Weekes spoke to the troop about his Navy career and world-wide travels, citing examples of the importance of being prepared and looking out for shipmates, fellow scouts, and teammates in any situation, to include hiking and camping expeditions.

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