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May Virtual General Membership Meeting: Rear Admiral Jason M. Lloyd

RDML Jason Lloyd, Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander, SEA-05
RDML Jason Lloyd, Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander, SEA-05

The May General Membership meeting of 2021 will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The speaker for the meeting will be RDML Jason Lloyd, Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander for Ship Deisgn, Integration and Naval Engineering, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command.

 

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Featured Article: Security Committee Update and Your DBIDS Questions Answered

Leigh Kennedy, Facility Security Officer at General Dynamics NASSCO - Norfolk
Leigh Kennedy, Facility Security Officer at General Dynamics NASSCO - Norfolk

Having trouble with your DBIDS or obtaining one?  Do you have those pressing questions you can’t seem to get the answers to?  You may find the answers are right at your fingertips.  But first, what is DBIDS?  The government Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) increases installation security and communication by receiving frequent database updates on changes to personnel/credential status, law enforcement warrants, lost/stolen cards and force protection conditions.  The system provides a continuous vetting anytime the DBIDS card is scanned at an installation and uses barcodes and biometrics to identify cardholders. 

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April Virtual General Membership Meeting: Congresswoman Elaine Luria Addresses VSRA Membership

Congresswoman Elaine Luria
Congresswoman Elaine Luria

The April General Membership Luncheon meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The guest speaker was U.S. Congresswoman Elaine Luria, who serves Virginia’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives

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Human Resources Committee Holds Annual Seminar in a Virtual Format

Chris Abel, Attorney for Willcox & Savage, P.C
Chris Abel, Attorney for Willcox & Savage, P.C

On April 7th of this year, the Association’s Human Resource Committee held its annual HR seminar.  Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the event was held virtually, via Zoom.   It was attended by 67 people from 41 member companies.  

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Featured Article: Drug Testing in the Workplace

Robert Johnson, Head of Drug Testing & Safety division of Taylor Made Diagnostic
Robert Johnson, Head of Drug Testing & Safety division of Taylor Made Diagnostic

Employers are becoming more and more weary to test for Marijuana in their workplaces. This is not surprising with all the states and now the Federal government talking about marijuana legalization and de-criminalization on the Federal level. 

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15th Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO Competition


The 15th Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO competition was held virtually through Zoom at the VSRA main office on April 20, 2021. 

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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 12th, for a fun-filled night at the races. For Sponsorship Information, CLICK HERE!

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VSRA Ship Repair Night with Lionsbridge

Lionsbridge FC & VSRA Partnership
Lionsbridge FC & VSRA Partnership

The Strength Behind the Fleet is now also the Strength Behind the Bridge! The Virginia Ship Repair Association and Lionsbridge Football Club are partnering for a semi-pro soccer match and pre-match community festival on Saturday, July 24!

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New VSRA Member Companies

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of April, bringing the membership total to 296. Please join us in welcoming:

Comrent International

Shipyard Training and Employment

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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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