The March General Membership Luncheon meeting has been MOVED to Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel, 425 Water Street, at 12 noon in Ports Ballroom 4 on the 2nd Floor. Please be sure to mark your calendars to reflect this change. The Guest Speaker for the March 31, 2015 meeting will be Capt. Steven Stancy, Commanding Officer, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC).
February Luncheon Cancelled
Due to inclimate weather, the February General Membership Luncheon, scheduled for February 27, was cancelled. The planned speaker for the event, Congressman Rob Wittman, plans to reschedule and speak with our membership later in the year.
9th Annual LEGO Competition!
The 9th Annual Ship Repair Industry Awareness LEGO Competition has officially launched!Read the full article
2015 Career & Industry Days - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
VSRF needs volunteers for Career Day events. Come and share your work knowledge!Read the full article
2015 VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar Register NOW!
REGISTER NOW for the upcoming 2015 VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar scheduled for April 29, 2015.Read the full article
March Luncheon Speaker: Captain Steven Stancy
Captain Steven L. Stancy
The March General Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at the Portsmouth Renaissance. The guest speaker will be Captain Steven L. Stancy, Commanding Officer, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC).Read the full article
Save the Date: April 18th - The Yard!
The Yard 2014 Winners: Norfolk Naval ShipyardRead the full article
Contracts Committee Launches New Meeting Format
Beginning with the February 5, 2015 meeting, the Contracts Committee monthly meetings have been restructured to address both cognizant contractual issues of interest to our members and business advisory topics.Read the full article
Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) Winter Meeting
Ron Ritter, President of On Point, LLC
The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing shipbuilders, ship repairers, and the shipyard supplier base, of which VSRA is a member, held its quarterly winter membership meeting on February 4-5, 2015. VSRA President Bill Crow and several executives from VSRA member companies attended. Details of the meeting can be read in the attached article.Read the full article
Captain Phillips, 2.0
Tracy Gregorio, President/CEO of G2 Ops
The Officer of the Watch orders right full rudder, as the ship exits the Gulf of Aden onto its southbound track past Somalia. She crosses 11° 00′ N when the ship goes dark, with the exception of the navigation display. An electronic ransom note, signed “Anonymous” is the ship’s only sign of life.Read the full article
NATALIE’S PREGNANT -- NOW WHAT? The Law of Pregnancy in the Workplace – It May Not Be What You Think
Christopher Abel, Esquire, Willcox & Savage, PC & Chairman of the HR Committee
Natalie Romero is pregnant. She’s one of your best riggers, a working foreman on whom you’ve come to rely to get the job done right, safely, and on time. And now she says she’s expecting.Read the full article
2014 Annual Report
Ship Trivia: "SHOW A LEG"
Many of our Navy's colorful expressions originated as practical means of communicating vital information. One such expression is "show a leg."Read the full article
NEW VSRA MEMBER COMPANIES
SEVEN new VSRA member companies were approved in February, bringing our membership total to 260! Please join us in welcoming:
Avoler Group, LLC
Vane Line BunkeringRead the full article
2015 9th Annual Tradesmen Awards - NOW OPEN for Nominations!
Nominate the BEST of your best Tradesmen now! The Junior awardee has less than 5 years experience in trade experience, the Senior 5 years or more in trade experience.Read the full article