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Dahlgren FREE Vol. 25, No. 6, Mid-june 2014 What’s Inside FREE • The Journal Press, Inc. • (540) 775-2024 Our Community Salutes: Military enlistees lauded at event Marty van Duyne News Net News JWAC presents 2014 first quarter awards 2 Captain’s rise from remote cabin to NSWCDD Commander recounted at retirement ceremony 3 Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation to benefit 2014 Via Colori event 8 Fredericksburg — Our Community Salutes lauded the class of 2014 high school graduates enlisting in the Armed Forces. The organization hosted a reception and recognition ceremony at the University of Mary Washington on May 14. Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Green gave the invocation before military representatives from all service branches made remarks. Nine Navy enlistees and two recruiters stood and recited the Sailors Creed with Cmdr. Aaron W. Dimmock Commanding Officer Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Richmond. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1), a member of the Armed Services Committee was keynote speaker. Although he led all of the speakers and dignitaries in applauding the enlistees, the audience gave a standing ovation to a 90-year-old WWII veteran. Dr. George Nixon related how a poor boy from a blue color family on the south side of Pittsburg, Penn. See SALUTE, page 9 ©Marty van Duyne/News Net News Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1) leads a round of applause for the new military enlistees. On stage are the 380th Army Band and (L-R) Dr. George Nixon, Army Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Scott Guillory, Marine Sgt. Maj. Kenneth A. Conover, Navy Cmdr. Aaron Dimmock, and Air Force Lt. Col Charity A. Hartley. CSCS Conducts Change of Command Ceremony Kimberly M. Lansdale Center for Surface Combat Systems President Obama honors fallen at Arlington 11 Dahlgren — Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) held a change of command and retirement ceremony on board Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va. May 23. Capt. Bill McKinley became the fifth commanding officer of CSCS when he relieved Capt. Don Schmieley. Schmieley had been CSCS’ commanding officer since April 2012 and retired after 30 years of active service. McKinley assumed responsibility of CSCS, including 14 learning sites, units and detachments, which train Sailors to conduct prompt and sustained combat operations. R e ar Ad m . Mi ke Wh ite, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), was the guest speaker at the event. “The motto of Naval Education and Training Command is, ‘Fleet Readiness Starts Here’ - the outstanding training developed and delivered throughout the CSCS domain exemplifies that motto,” White said. “Working closely with Fleet Forces Command and Type Command representatives, the CSCS team reviewed fleet requirements against various training programs to streamline See CEREMONY, page 4 Capt. Bill McKinley became the fifth commanding officer of CSCS. Dahlgren’s Official, Unofficial base newspaper • We’re all about Dahlgren

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