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John Warren to Address VSRA Membership at April Luncheon

John Warren, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
John Warren, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

The April General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker will be John Warren, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

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Featured Article: Remembering the Thresher

Joseph F. Yurso, Captain USN (retired), Director of Technical Development, Q.E.D. Systems, Inc.
Joseph F. Yurso, Captain USN (retired), Director of Technical Development, Q.E.D. Systems, Inc.

On 10 April 2018 many of us will mark that date in remembrance of the 129 men, really heroes that were aboard USS Thresher SS(N) 593 when lost off the coast of Boston. MA. I must admit that my memory of that fateful date 55 years ago remains vivid and keen. As a relative young Naval Officer that is my personal day of infamy, having served as the Shipyard Watch Officer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard that very day. Thresher was Portsmouth's pride and joy, having designed, built and brought the submarine to life. This submarine was the most advanced submarine constructed, the most deep diving submarine, with the latest weapons to locate and destroy enemy submarines and ships. This was the peak of the cold war, attack and fleet ballistic submarines were in demand.

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March Luncheon: Senator Frank Wagner Speaks to VSRA Membership

Senator Frank Wagner, Virginia State Senate
Senator Frank Wagner, Virginia State Senate

The March General Membership Luncheon meeting was held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. Virginia State Senator, Frank Wagner, was the meeting's guest speaker.

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Featured Article: Emergency Contact Information from DMV

Tammy Nolette, Personnel Security Assistant, ITA International LLC
Tammy Nolette, Personnel Security Assistant, ITA International LLC

When recently updating my Virginia DMV account, I discovered a feature that I would like to share for your consideration. This feature allows the addition of emergency contacts to your driver’s license account and could be useful during emergency situations. 

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12th Annual VSRF Tradesperson of the Year Awards - Deadline 4/20/2018


Nominate the BEST of your best Tradespeople!  Nominations forms are now available. The Junior awardee has less than 5 years experience in trade experience, the Senior 5 years or more in trade experience.

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Race Night at Langley Speedway is Back!

Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA
Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA

Drivers, start your engines! Ship Repair Race Night at Langley Speedway is back and better than ever! Join VSRA on Saturday, June 16 for a fun-filled night at the races. For Sponsorship Information, CLICK HERE!

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VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar - A GREAT SUCCESS!


This year's VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar was a great success!  There were over "80" in attendance representing over "44" VSRA member companies for this half-day seminar sponsored by the VSRA Human Resources Committee. The event was held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, ODU.  

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2018 VSRF Golf Tournament: All Golfer Slots FULL, Other Sponsorships Available


All Golfer Slots are now FULL for the 2018 Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament. There are still other sponsorships available.

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR NOW!

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Career Day Volunteers Needed!

Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event
Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event

VSRF needs volunteers for Career Day events. Come and share your work knowledge!

Please CLICK HERE to view our Outreach Schedule

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New VSRA Member Companies

Nine new member companies joined VSRA in the month of March, bringing the membership total to 261. Please join us in welcoming:

Atlantic Lift Systems

ECI Defense Group / Dutch Valley Supply

Hutco Inc. 

Marine Equipment Supply, LLC

Monarch Supply Co., Inc.

Paint Supply Company

Pender & Coward, PC

Quality Marine Services, LLC

TorcUP

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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