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King George High School NJROTC Cadets Recieve Letters of Appreciation

By NSWCDD Corporate Communications Division | April 14, 2016

King George High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets Madeline Hassler and Kaleb Sabo receive letters of appreciation and John Dahlgren 200th Birthday coins from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Durant at the King George County School Board Meeting, April 11. Durant recognized the cadets for their efforts in supporting the NSWCDD Missile Support Facility's groundbreaking ceremony last month. Hassler, Sabo and their fellow NJROTC cadets (not pictured) - Ashley Mobley, Garrett Robey, Micala Peterson, Chukwuezugo Aguolu, Zack Cantrell, Ashley Cooper and Lauren Devlin - in addition to King George High School NJROTC Commander Fred Duckworth supported the event by greeting visitors, parking, handing out programs, and assistance with refreshments. 

The new facility - considered vital to the Navy's Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) Program - will feature state-of-the-art labs, offices and equipment for more than 300 NSWCDD Strategic and Computing Systems Department scientists, engineers, and technical experts who develop, test and maintain the SLBM fire control and mission planning software. NSWCDD has been a key member of the SLBM team since the program's inception and will continue throughout the next generation of submarines known as the new Ohio-Replacement Program. The first Ohio Replacement Submarine - a future nuclear submarine designed to replace the Trident missile-armed Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines - is scheduled to begin construction in 2021.