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Dahlgren Vol. 24, No. 10, Mid-OCTOBER 2013 What’s Inside Diversity and 95 years of naval weapons technology celebrated Naval Warfare Center Technology Team igniting increase in technical collaboration for the warfighter ECRWSS Postal Patron • Woodstock, Va. 22664 The Journal Press, Inc. • (540) 775-2024 Navy Yard Memorial Service President and top Navy leadership pay homage to the fallen Marty van Duyne 2 7 News Net News President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand alongside family members of those killed during the Memorial Service invocation. ©Marty van Duyne/News Net News WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama joined top Navy leaders at Marine Barracks Washington on Sept. 22 to honor those killed at the Washington Navy Yard. The memorial service was held just seven days after a lone gunman, former Fort Worth Naval Reservist and civilian government contractor Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). His Sept. 16 rampage left 12 people dead and 8 injured. Alexis was also killed. The President and First Lady Michelle Obama met personally with families of the fallen before the afternoon ceremony. Obama began his remarks by recognizing those impacted. He acknowledged the other speakers, the city leaders, the Armed Forces, and the first responders and “most of all, the families whose hearts have been broken” saying, “We cannot begin to comprehend your loss.” “We know that no words we offer today are equal to the magnitude, to the depths of that loss,” said Obama. “But we come together as a grateful nation to honor your loved ones, to grieve with you, and to offer, as best we can, some solace and comfort.” “The tragedy and the pain that brings us here today is extraordinary. It is unique. The lives that were taken from us were unique,” said Obama. “The memories their loved ones carry are unique, and they will carry them and endure long after the news cameras are gone.” He reflected on each of the individuals killed relating details of how their lives touched those See NAVY YARD, page 5 Dahlgren Heritage Museum welcomes visitors Military bands become collateral damage in government shutdown Pre-Sort STD U. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit #82 10 Naval artifacts and sea stories abound Marty van Duyne News Net News Dahlgren — About 50 people crowded into the former Potomac Gateway Welcome Center Saturday to welcome the new Dahlgren Heritage Museum to the area. Though the building is somewhat small, the history within its walls has had a big impact on the region. The museum that is located at the base of the Harry W. Nice Bridge across from Naval Support See Museum, page 9 A propeller from the 1924 N-9 Seaplane hangs above a mural of her flight team. ©Marty van Duyne/News net News Dahlgren’s Official, Unofficial base newspaper • We’re all about Dahlgren

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