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ADM Christopher W. Grady, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command to Address VSRA Membership at March Luncheon

ADM Grady, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command
ADM Grady, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command

The March General Membership Luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker will be ADM Christopher W. Grady, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command.

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FEATURED ARTICLE: 5 Things Employees Want From A Safety Manager

Brad Whitney, CSP The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.
Brad Whitney, CSP The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.

Being a successful safety manager requires regulatory knowledge, support from all levels of the company, and numerous hard and soft skills. A safety manager must get buy-in for ideas and earn respect from employees to gain their commitment to “doing the right thing”. They need to be motivators, influencers, and inspire workers to understand the critical importance of safety.

Here are five things that employees want from their safety manager, which will help that individual establish credibility and respect from the workforce to support their efforts and meet the above expectations.

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CNRMA Issues New DBIDS and NAVSEA NNSY CIA Access Guidance

As many in the ship repair industry and Navy contracting world know, gaining base access to perform job related duties can be anything but simple. However, effective immediately, CNRMA has issued new DBIDS and NAVSEA NNSY CIA Access Guidance that will help to alleviate some of the more common issues. 

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February Luncheon: The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, & Acquisition, Addresses VSRA Membership

The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, & Acquisition
The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, & Acquisition

The February General Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The guest speaker for the meeting was The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, & Acquisition.

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13th Annual VSRF Tradesperson of the Year Awards - Nomination Forms Available


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

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VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar


Register NOW for the VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  

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2019 VSRF Golf Tournament: All Golfer Slots FULL, Other Sponsorships Available


Mark your calendars for the 33rd Annual VSRF Golf Tournament!  

All Golfer Slots are now FULL for the 2019 Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament. There are still other sponsorships available.

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR NOW!

Sign-up to donate door prizes and gifts by contacting LKennedy@NasscoNorfolk.com

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New VSRA Member Companies

One company reinstated their VSRA membership in the month of February, bringing the membership total to 282. Please join us in re-welcoming:

The GBS Group

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Member!

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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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