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NSWCDD 2020 National Disability Employee Awareness Month – Employee Profile: Matthew Roles
October 5, 2020
IMAGE: Matthew Roles – a Battle Management System (BMS) systems engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) – co-pilots a B-52 somewhere over the Pacific Ocean while on a Pacific Bomber Presence deployment to Guam in 2007. As a U.S. Air Force officer, Roles flew the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the B-52 Stratofortress until a stroke ended his active duty career. He started his government civilian career in 2009 at NSWC Dahlgren Division as a lethality and effectiveness analyst. He eventually became the Navy technical representative to the Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Munition Effectiveness Collateral Damage Working Group before joining BMS where he works to demonstrate the capability for a future long-range, unmanned concept.  (Photo courtesy Matthew Roles/Released)

Coastal Trident/ANTX Team Executes Critical Event Despite Pandemic-Related Restrictions
October 1, 2020
Researchers from NSWC PHD evaluate the capabilities of shipboard fire hoses to counter small unmanned aircraft during field experiments as part of the recent annual Coastal Trident Port and Maritime Security Program/Advanced Naval Technology Exercise Sept. 14 offshore of Port Hueneme, Calif.

Laser Tests at Dahlgren Measure Optical Effects That Make Stars Twinkle
October 1, 2020
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. - Henry Wilson - a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) student employment program intern - launches a weather balloon to record a vertical optical turbulence profile in support of a collaborative research project combining the Navy’s next-generation laser weapons with maritime environmental challenges. Dr. Evan Bates - a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division systems engineer who leads the High Energy Laser Measurement Support Laboratory - hopes to take the instruments used for optical turbulence measurements and incorporate them into shipboard lasers in the future. “You want to be able to get a real-time measurement with a single-ended system, because if we can get that we can look at the environment and evaluate the atmospheric effects on laser transmission to the target," said Bates. “That’s the end goal of optical turbulence instrumentation.” (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Remembers One of Our Own
October 1, 2020
As a chairperson for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Federal Women's Program, Alfreda "Frieda" McCray helped bring breast cancer awareness to the shipyard. She helped organized Pink Out Day, breast cancer awareness walks, and more.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
September 30, 2020
Public Affairs Administrative Assistant Jennievette Rentas is proud of her culture. “We get together with everyone and show our pride and integrity with everything we do,” said Rentas. “We also treasure our families and friends and make each day an experience.”

NSWC Philadelphia Division Supports Additive Manufacturing in the Fleet
September 30, 2020
Fireman Apprentice Cynthia Fang receives training on how to replace the build plate on a Lulzbot Taz 6 printer aboard USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69). Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division and Carderock Division engineers have continued to support current Additive Manufacturing (AM) trials on different ship classes.

Plank owner graduate selected as new deputy director for Southwest Regional Apprentice Program
September 30, 2020
Mtume Salaam, a 2014 graduate of the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center Apprentice Program in San Diego, California, was selected to be the new Deputy Apprentice Program Administrator at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Detachment San Diego. (PSNS & IMF photo by Jeremy Moore)

USS Donald Cook Completes Availability Ahead of Schedule
September 30, 2020
ROTA, Spain, (September 13, 2020) Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota completed the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) five days ahead of schedule, returning the ship for continued operational tasking.

EXU-1 Officer Receives Prestigious Leadership Award
September 30, 2020
Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One (EXU-1) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Edgar Britt presents the Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman Leadership Award to Lt. Thomas Cowhey, Sept. 29. Named after the father of EOD, this annual award is presented to an EOD officer who serves in a platoon or company commander position. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor)

Norfolk Naval Shipyard welcomes USS Pasadena for Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability
September 29, 2020
USS Pasadena (SSN 752) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard Sept. 28 for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability.