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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Highlights Employees Chosen for the NAVSEA NEXTGEN Leadership Program: David Leon II and Brittany Tavassoli
July 13, 2023
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and its tenant locations recently saw the selection of seven individuals for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Next Generation of Leadership (NEXTGEN) Program, which offers participants the chance to learn about leadership throughout several different initiatives for the next year.

PSNS & IMF employee resource groups join hands in celebration
July 13, 2023
Capt. David Murray, deputy commander, Northwest Regional Maintenance Center, offers remarks June 20, 2023, during the annual PSNS & IMF Juneteenth Celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Wendy Hallmark)

Code 900 Conference Room Renaming Ceremony: June 2023
July 12, 2023
Norfolk Naval Shipyard's Code 900 Production Resource Officer, Capt. Frank Gasperetti, congratulated Code 926 Workforce Development Lead Mr. James Anderson for receiving the honor to have the Production Resource Office conference room named after him for the month of June 2023. Anderson was chosen because of his passion for building an effective workforce development program and his commitment to building and improving the program for Code 926 and all the trades in Code 900.

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206)
July 11, 2023

NSWC Crane employee awarded for notable contributions during the Inspector General Inspection
July 11, 2023
Michael Wallace was awarded the Department of the Navy (DON) Civilian Service Commendation Medal, which is the fourth highest civilian award, for his work as the Assistant Lead for the IG Inspection Preparation. In this role Wallace assisted with the development of an overall IG Plan of Action and Milestones, assembled a team to conduct mock inspections, provided regular updates to NSWC Crane’s Commanding Officer and Technical Director, and documented best practices for future inspections.

NSWC Crane SMART Scholar steps up to support prototype development team
July 10, 2023
Elliott Yu, an Engineer and SMART Scholar at NSWC Crane, served as Point of Contact (POC) for the EM-P team. Originally, Yu was assigned to shadow and assist the main POC/test engineer for the project–but when this person had to take leave, Yu was tasked with taking over the position. Yu took over the role within months of starting at NSWC Crane and his responsibilities included serving as a project representative, contractor contact, coordinator for scheduling purposes, test engineer, and report writer.

A family legacy forged in steel: Five generations of Shop 11-17 work supervisor Greg Robins' family have worked at PSNS & IMF
July 10, 2023
Greg Robins,work supervisor, Shop 11/17, Shipfitters, Forge and Sheetmetal, comes from a long line of PSNS & IMF employees. Four generations of his family, dating back to the 1920s, have worked at the shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeb Fach)

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks visits Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
July 10, 2023
Capt. Richard Jones, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard commander, left, shares the mission of the shipyard with, left to right, Rep. Ed Case, Sen. Mazie Hirono, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, during a tour of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Capt. JD Crinklaw visits San Diego Detachment for the first time as commander of PSNS & IMF
July 10, 2023
Capt. JD Crinklaw, commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, tours the PSND & IMF Detachment San Diego, June 27, 2023, with Jeremy Miller, director, San Diego Detachment, Cmdr. Brandon Johnson, executive officer, PSNS & IMF, and Tanya Lalicker, Detachment site manager. (U.S. Navy photo by Wendy Hallmark)

Nuclear Propulsion School First – Three Royal Australian Navy Officers Graduate the Program
July 7, 2023
Adm. James F. Caldwell Jr., director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, right, Royal Australian Navy Vice Adm. Jonathan Mead, director-general of the Australian Submarine Agency, Royal Australian Navy Lt. Cmdr Adam Klyne, Royal Australian Navy Vice Adm. Mark Hammond, Chief of Navy, the Honorable Erik Raven, Under Secretary of the Navy, and Abraham M. Denmark, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for AUKUS, pose for a photo during a United States Naval Nuclear Power School (NPS) graduation ceremony at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC), July 7, 2023. Three Royal Australian Navy (RAN) officers graduated NPS, marking a significant step in Australia's goal to operate conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dart D. De La Garza)