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Navy Awardees Inspire Audience with Astute Advice at 2016 Academic Recognition Ceremony
October 19, 2016
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) employees honored at the command's 2016 academic awards ceremony are pictured after the event where they were commended for successfully taking on the challenges of balancing work and family responsibilities with academics to obtain certifications or degrees. In addition to core engineering disciplines – mechanical, electrical and systems engineering – this year's graduates earned degrees in areas such as aerospace engineering, cybersecurity, national security and strategic studies, contract management, operations research, applied physics, and biochemistry.

Navy Conducts Restrained Missile Firing Test for LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module
October 6, 2016
A Longbow Hellfire Missile rocket motor burns while being restrained within the container during a test of the Missile Exhaust Containment Structure at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division's Explosive Experimental Area. The restrained missile firing test is designed to duct missile exhaust and fire through plenum exhaust chambers in the top of the LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module.

NSWC Dahlgren Division and Old Crows Collaborate on Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Capabilities and Challenges
September 29, 2016
Roger Campbell, an aerospace engineer in the Laser & Optic Systems Branch, provides an overview of the high energy laser lethality lab at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.  The laser lethality lab has 44kW laser capability for vulnerability testing and an indoor 100m laser tunnel.

U.S. Navy Transfers New Decontamination Technology to Small Business for Distribution to Warfighters and First Responders
September 9, 2016
DAHLGREN, Va. (Sept. 7, 2016) - Capt. Brian Durant and Amit Kapoor sign an exclusive license agreement authorizing First Line Technology LLC to manufacture Navy patented lifesaving decontamination technology for warfighters and first responders. The 'Dahlgren Decon' decontamination solution - developed to defend U.S. troops against chemical, biological, and radiological agents - is protected under several patents by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). Durant, NSWCDD commanding officer, and Kapoor, First Line Technology president, emphasized the importance of the technology transfer that will equip first responders across the nation with technology to defend the public from hazardous threats. "This is the home run of technology transfer and doesn't happen without a lot of contributors," said Chris Hodge, NSWCDD scientist and Dahlgren Decon inventor, standing. Hodge and his team worked for more than a decade to develop and test this revolutionary response to chemical and biological warfare agents.

Virtual Strike Group Verifies New U.S. Navy Combat Capability in Complex Test
September 2, 2016
PHILIPPINE SEA - The Nimitz-class Aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Navy personnel evaluated virtual and hardware representations of the Stennis strike group's gun weapon systems, combat systems, and unmanned vehicles integrated with surface and air assets at the 2016 USS Dahlgren demonstration, Aug. 30. The test - made possible by a cybernetic laboratory called USS Dahlgren - proved engagement coordination across the battlegroup and live fire destruction of multiple targets from two combatants utilizing two different gun based systems. "This has been five to six years in the making and couldn't come at a better time as we see real-world events such as the recent small boat incursions in the Middle East, highlighting the need for the Fleet," said Capt. Brian Durant, NSWCDD commanding officer.

NREIP Interns Impact Navy Technologies, Return to College, Plan DoD Careers
August 23, 2016
DAHLGREN, Va. — Florida State University student Charisa Powell presents her research on the “Development of Software Tools for Simulation Prototypes” to military and government personnel during her 2016 summer internship. Powell - among 22 students who completed their internships at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) - is working towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science. The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) encourages students to pursue science and engineering careers, furthers education via mentoring and their participation in research, and makes them aware of Navy research and technology efforts, which can lead to civilian employment within the Navy.

NSWCDD Vietnam Memorial Commemoration Display Features Vietnam War Artifacts
August 16, 2016
DAHLGREN - Marietto Jeffries, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Vietnam Memorial Commemoration coordinator; Nelson Zapata, an NSWCDD engineer and Marine Corps veteran; and Udo Goff, an NSWCDD defense contractor who is a Vietnam veteran and retired Navy commander, stand left to right with Zapata's service dog, Fallon, at the NSWCDD Vietnam Memorial Commemoration display in the Herbert H. Bateman Chemical Biological Defense Center, Aug. 1.

NSWCDD holds Vietnam War Commemoration Event
August 16, 2016
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer CAPT Brian Durant pauses with ten Vietnam War Veterans after personally honoring them with commemorative pins and certificates during a ceremony at the command's Vietnam Commemoration held at the University of Mary Washington, Aug. 11. The event's keynote speaker, Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, USAF retired, (left) recounted the women in service - as well as her own service - during the Vietnam era and the challenges they faced. She was the first woman to deploy with an Air Force bomber unit, the first Air Force woman graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and one of the most-decorated military women in U.S. history.

NSWC Dahlgren Engineer Honored with Navy Lifetime Achievement Award
August 15, 2016
Mr. William Houchins, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), center, is awarded the Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Lifetime Achievement Award from Rear Adm. Mathias Winter N84, and Mr. Rick Quade, SES, DASN (RDT&E)/N84C.

Congressional Staffers Tour NSWC Dahlgren Division
August 3, 2016
DAHLGREN, Va. - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) senior engineer Ralph Stewart briefs congressional staffers on the 105 MM gun weapon system during the delegation's tour of the NSWCDD Battle Management System and Laboratory, July 29. The staffers - representing congressmen and women from Rhode Island, California, Alabama, Virginia, Hawaii, Indiana and Oklahoma - also received tours and briefings on the electromagnetic railgun, directed energy, virtualization, cybersecurity, and combined integrated air and missile defense-antisubmarine warfare. NSWCDD is a premier research and development center that serves as a specialty site for weapon system integration. The command's unique ability to rapidly introduce new technology into complex warfighting systems is based on its longstanding competencies in science and technology, research and development, and test and evaluation.