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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, his wife Polly, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith (left), pose with a contingent from NSWC IHEODTD, after touring the Quad City Cartridge Case Facility (QCCCF) at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 28.

The QCCCF a state-of-the-art facility which can produce steel cartridge cases for the Navy and is collocated with the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center.

NSWC IHEODTD recently began the reactivation of the QCCCF for research, development and production efforts. The QCCCF is managed by the Joint Munitions Command, which is also headquartered on the Rock Island Arsenal.

NSWC IHEODTD contingent pictured (left to right):
David Mao, Stephen Meade, Michael Hagn and Dave Rogers
(U.S. Army photo by Linda Lambiotte)

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Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition James Geurts (right) discusses the benefits of Densified Propellant Technology with Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Technology Division Aerospace Engineer Annmarie Shahan as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation William Bray (center) looks on, Jun. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor)

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition James Geurts listens to NSWC IHEODTD's Technical Director Ashley Johnson discuss energetics engineering and processing as NSWC IHEODTD Energetics Engineering Processing Branch Manager Stuart Richman looks on, Jun. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor)

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Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One’s final Officer-in-Charge, Cmdr. Steve Duba, received the Meritorious Service Medal from Naval Surface Warfare Center Commander Rear Adm. Tom Anderson during EXU1’s Establishment Ceremony at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head, June 29.

Since June 2016, Duba led the unique operational detachment as OIC, providing critical foreign materiel acquisition and exploitation services to three Fleet Commanders, while also supporting the Joint Service EOD Community, the Intelligence Community, and Inter-agencies.
U.S. Navy photo by Matt Poynor

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Just a reminder -

Images from our All Hands event June 19.
U.S. Navy photos by Matthew Poynor and Todd Frantom.

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NSWC IHEODTD Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraft pins the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian on Mechanical Engineer Steve Kim, as his wife Julianne Kim watches, at a ceremony here today.

This is the second highest award granted to career civilian employees by the Secretary of Defense and is reserved for Department of Defense and other government agencies’ employees who have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service of major significance to the DoD.

Kim, recognized nationally and internationally as a U.S. expert in biological agent countermeasures, was awarded the medal for his distinctive accomplishments from October 2006 to August 2016.

His work conducting exploitations of improvised explosive devices enhanced the understanding of the threat posed to U.S. warfighters along with fostering collaboration with our national, joint and international partners to fully depict the most recent threats to not only U.S. military forces but also those of our allies.

In addition to his IED efforts, Kim concurrently managed classified programs for DoD and non-DoD organizations providing oversight on the development, testing and fabrication of emergency destruct units currently deployed to safeguard classified information and equipment. He also provided research and testing of specialized energetic tools for special operations application.

"I view this award as acknowledgement that our hard work is making a difference for the warfighter,” Kim said. “I became a U.S. citizen at 10, and I'm honored to serve my country as a civilian engineer. I owe much to my supporting team members whose dedication and hard work made this award possible.”

While most of Kim’s work is classified, it can be said that his actions and contributions over the past decade of service have ensured the technical advancement in energetics and directly protected lives around the world. His exceptional leadership, professionalism and contributions are unsurpassed.

“It was my honor to present this medal to Steve today,” said NSWC IHEODTD Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraft. “We are fortunate to have an engineer of Steve’s caliber on our team. As a command we strive for excellence, Steve met that challenge and surpassed our expectations by going above and beyond the call of duty.”

“Steve’s commitment and dedication to the Navy, our customers and most importantly to our nation’s warfighters exemplify our core values,” said NSWC IHEODTD Technical Director Mr. Ashley Johnson. “The work he does is critical to our national defense. He is another shining example that the power and success of Indian Head is our people – the Navy depends on us to fly farther, hit harder, and save lives.” (U.S. Navy photo by Matt Poynor)

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EOD Department's International Programs Office (IPO) hosted EOD Officers from the Danish Army Engineer Regiment and Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO), May 21-23. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor)

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NSWC Commander Rear Admiral Tom Anderson conducted an All Hands and toured NSWC IHEODTD assets aboard Stump Neck Annex, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., May 30. U.S. Navy photos by Matthew Poynor

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Memorial Day - A Time to Reflect ...
Be safe.

NSWC Commander Rear Admiral Tom Anderson toured NSWC IHEODTD aboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., today. The visit was part of the admiral's nationwide tour of all NAVSEA Warfare Centers. U.S. Navy photos by Matthew Poynor

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Thirty members of Energetics Manufacturing Department, along with NSWC IHEODTD Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraft, visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG61) to see the sailors and systems they support, May 10. (U.S. Navy Photos by Matthew Poynor)

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Public Service Recognition:
Archie "Wayne" Humfleet
NSWC IHEODTD Honorary Award Recipient

LANCE CORPORAL T. J. HONEYCUTT AWARD FOR FORWARD DEPLOYED SERVICE:
Lance Corporal T.J. Honeycutt, a Marine from Charles County, Md., lost his life Oct. 27, 2010, due to injuries he recieved from an improvised explosive device during operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This award recognizes a civilian employee who, within the past year, has deployed to a combat zone or other forward-deployed location to provide direct support to the warfighter in support of the command's mission. Presented to Archie "Wayne" Humfleet, Systems Integration Department, Guns Division technician, for his outstanding and timely work on Close-in Weapons Systems while deployed to the USS Bataan, which was supporting military operations near the Arabian Peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor.)

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Public Service Recognition:
Melissa Milani
NSWC IHEODTD Honorary Award Recipient

JOE L. BROWNING AWARD FOR MANAGERIAL EXCELLENCE:
Joe L. Browning was NSWC IHEODTD's first Technical Director from 1962 to 1975. He was innovative in his approaches to recruiting, motivating and developing personnel. This award recognizes supervisors who demonstrate managerial excellence, practice quality leadership principles, and demonstrate coaching and teaming management skills. Presented to Melissa Milani, Systems Engineering Department, System Safety Branch manager, who developed a knowledge base in supervisory requirements and established routine communication with line management and Labor and Employee Relations to address performance and conduct concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor.)

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Public Service Recognition Week:
Angel Diaz
NSWC IHEODTD Honorary Award Recipient

DR. GEORGE W. PATTERSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT: As chief chemist and powder expert, Dr. George Patterson is remembered for his work accomplished during his 41-year tenure, including developing smokeless and flash-less gun powders. This award honors an individual for outstanding technical accomplishment supporting the NSWC IHEODTD mission and advancing some area of technology. Presented to Angel Diaz, EOD Department engineer, for leading the Graphically Layered Aiming System Supported By Orthogonal X-ray (GLASSBOX) effort. GLASSBOX revolutionizes the ability to translate X-ray images into 3-D virtual objects, thus allowing EOD technicians to evaluate and dispose of a threat they cannot directly see. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor.)

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Public Service Recognition Week:
Julie Greaves-Jacko
NSWC IHEODTD Honorary Award Recipient

ROBERT B. DASHIELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: Ensign Robert B. Dashiell was NSWC IHEODTD's first commanding officer and is known for establishing the facility, including supervision of building and acquisition of staff and materials. He was also a specialist in gun mechanical design and invented the Dashiell rapid-fire breech. This award honors an individual who, within the past year, has made a significant contribution to the command's mission. Julie Greaves-Jacko, Contracts Department, received this award for her significant contribution to the mission and operation of the command. She provided outstanding support on top-priority construction projects for NSWC IHEODTD while providing excellent and consistent support to EOD Department's Demonstration and Assessment Team Program multiple-award contract. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor.)

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May 2, 2018 - Department of Defense Press Briefing on the Navy

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