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NSWC Dahlgren Division Senior Engineer Experiences Best-Ever Assignment at the End of a 40-Plus Year Career
July 6, 2022
IMAGE: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division senior engineer Ronald “Ron” Hunt monitored the combat systems on the USS Ford (CVN 78) during the first-in-its-class carrier’s Full Ship Shock Trials.  For their efforts, the CVN 78 Full Ship Shock Trial Team earned a Department of the Navy Test Team Award.

USS Gerald R. Ford closes out evolutionary 18-month PDT&T for first-in-class aircraft carrier
May 5, 2021

Sixth Advanced Weapons Elevator certified aboard USS Gerald R. Ford
July 23, 2020
Lt. Cmdr. Paul Castillo, right, from San Diego USS Gerald R. Ford's Ordnance Handling Officer, takes possession of Lower Stage Weapons Elevator (LSWE) 1 for ford, July 22, 2020

NSWC Dahlgren Division Engineer Recognized for Unique Approach to Helicopter Landings on Aircraft Carriers
June 18, 2020
ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 4, 2020) – The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Carl Hager won the 2020 Warfare Centers Innovation Award for his contributions on a novel approach to characterize the likelihood of radio frequency overexposure affecting personnel during helicopter landings on the Ford. The Dual Band Radar aboard the Ford facilitated the Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Personnel risk characterization during the development of a concept of operations to minimize radiation exposure for helicopters landing on aircraft carriers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed/Released)

Fifth Advanced Weapons Elevator certified aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
April 22, 2020
Eric Knight, an engineer with Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding Division grinds on advanced lower stage weapons elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), April 1, 2020. Gerald R. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.

NSWC Philadelphia Division Dry Docks Scanning Supports Newest Generation of Aircraft Carriers
June 6, 2019
190529-N-LT766-0004 PHILADELPHIA (May 29, 2019) Andy Carirns, left, leads Steven Lagana, right, NAVSEA PMS 555 Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) on a tour of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) campus. During the visit Lagana saw many test sites and labs including the Advanced Data Acquisition, Prototype Technology and Virtual Environments (ADAPTVE) lab. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Banfield/Released) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out identification badges.)

Future USS Gerald R. Ford delivered to the Navy
June 1, 2017