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Navy History & Heritage Leader Recounts WWII Heroism of Native American Navy Commander
November 20, 2017
IMAGE: Rear Adm. (Ret.) Samuel Cox, Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command, recently talked about his hero, Medal of Honor recipient Cmdr. Ernest Evans, at Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck. The presentation was in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month. Evans was half-Cherokee and one-quarter Creek Indian and commanded USS Johnston (DD 557) in the Battle off Samar in World War II.

U.S. Navy Mission 22 Team Develops ‘Game Changing’ Unmanned Capability
November 9, 2017
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Sept. 12, 2017) - Navy Sly Fox Mission 22 junior scientists and engineers brief Lt. Akwasi Fosu on the new capabilities of Weaponized Autonomous System Prototype (WASP) after a demonstration held at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.  The seven-member Mission 22 team integrated WASP with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to provide an aerial perspective for increased situational awareness. Navy civilian and military personnel witnessed the Mission 22 demonstration of the Collaborative Aerial Network for the Autonomous Remote Engagement System – fully-integrated with the UAV, WASP, and a command and control station while detecting, tracking, and engaging targets on the Potomac River Test Range. Standing left to right are Jamshaid "JD" Chaudhry, Allen Woods, Fosu, and Chris Toney.

NSWC Dahlgren Civilian Personnel Honored with Secretary of Defense Global War on Terrorism Medal
November 8, 2017
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Nov. 1, 2017) - Five recipients of the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Medal are flanked by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes and NSWCDD Technical Director John Fiore at a ceremony held at the command's leadership meeting. The GWOT Medal was presented to the NSWC Dahlgren employees to recognize and honor their contributions and accomplishments in direct support of the armed forces engaged in operations to combat terrorism. Standing left to right are: Weekes, Daniel Carlyle, Cameron Sorlie, Andrew Davis, Jeremiah Lange, Matthew Vaerewyck, and Fiore.

Dahlgren Navy Base Starts Centennial Countdown
October 18, 2017
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Oct. 16, 2017) – Capt. Godfrey ‘Gus’ Weekes, John Fiore, Jim Colvard, and Capt. Michael O’Leary are pictured at the Dahlgren Centennial commemoration kickoff ceremony. It was the first of a series of events and activities scheduled over the next year to celebrate the significant role Dahlgren has played in bolstering the nation’s defense. Weekes is the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) commanding officer; Fiore is the NSWCDD technical director; Colvard was the NSWCDD technical director from 1973 to 1980; and O’Leary is the NSA South Potomac commanding officer.

Einstein, Denzel Washington, da Vinci Connections Cited at Navy 2017 Academic Recognition Ceremony
September 28, 2017
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. - Cheryl Subacius, Ajoy Muralidhar, and Kathy Clark, (l to r), are pictured with their certificates of achievement at the 2017 Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) academic awards ceremony. Subacius was recognized for completing her defense financial manager certification from the American Society of Military Comptrollers. Muralidhar was recognized for completing his graduate certificate in mission analysis and engineering from Old Dominion University. Clark was recognized for completing her defense financial manager certification from the American Society of Military Comptrollers.

Power of Integration Tested at 2017 USS Dahlgren Naval Technology Exercise
September 21, 2017
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Sept. 14, 2017) - A visitor wearing augmented reality glasses at the 2017 Annual Navy Technology Exercise (ANTX) engages in mixed reality training 
as he fires on fast attack craft and fast inshore attack craft (FAC-FIAC) with an M-2HB .50 caliber machine gun simulator. The FAC/FIAC Integrated Training Portable
Embarkable Kit was one of many Navy Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) funded projects on display at ANTX. The NISE FAC/FIAC project extends Fleet 
Synthetic Training to a pier-side ship for an all-inclusive self-defense training scenario against a surface swarm attack.

Navy Mentors Get Middle School Students Excited about STEM and Internship Programs
July 6, 2017
KING GEORGE. Va. (June 28, 2017) - Middle school students use remote-controlled models to solve simulated naval robotic missions at the 2017 Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division sponsored STEM Summer Academy, held June 26-30. Camp activities included ten robotic challenges; building a water rocket and determining the optimal fuel loading to maximize height; exploring epidemiology; building and destructively testing a tower from balsa wood with the goal of maximizing the strength to weight ratio; predicting the number of each color of M&Ms in a large bag after compiling statistics on numbers in smaller bags; and building a boat out of foil and straws with the aim of maximizing its cargo carrying capacity.

Junior Navy Scientists and Engineers Make Early Warning CBR Detection via UAVs a Reality
June 22, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (June 15, 2017) - Navy scientist Charles Miller and mathematician Jessica Hildebrand perform pre-flight checks on the SCAPEGOAT chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) detection system. The SCAPEGOAT system - developed by a team of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division junior scientists and engineers - demonstrates the capability to deploy a modular CBR sensor system aboard multiple unmanned aerial vehicle platforms.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Leader Retires After 34 Years of Navy Civil Service
May 24, 2017
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.  (May 18, 2017) - Bobby Starks is awarded a certificate of retirement from federal service by Cmdr. Andrew J. Hoffman, Commanding Officer of Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck. Starks retired after more than 34 years as a Navy civilian.

Rep. Wittman to Navy Scientists and Engineers: Make Ideas Operational in the Fleet - Rapidly
May 12, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (April 25, 2017) - Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., tells Navy scientists and engineers that their innovative ideas - and ability to get new technologies and systems operational in the Fleet quickly - will be leveraged to the nation’s advantage. “Keep the ideas coming and let’s find a way to get them to the Fleet faster,” said Wittman who chairs the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. “We can bring innovation creation in a faster manner to our men and women out there in the front lines, and we can do things less expensively.” More than two dozen speakers, including the congressman, spoke at the conference on Mission Engineering & Analysis, and Integration & Interoperability, sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.  (Courtesy photo/Released)