-Peace observes military operations on seventh anniversary of 9/11 - Today, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) toured the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. Peace observed components of the Coalition Warfare Interoperability Demonstration (CWID). CWID tests operations, technologies and collaborative planning efforts to be used by military, governmental agencies and first responders in cases of natural disasters or emergency situations.
"The enhanced interoperability of CWID will improve communications particularly needed during times of crisis," stated Peace. "On this the anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, I am humbled to witness the combined efforts of our service members and civilian employees working together to develop technologies and response plans that will protect us from the threat of future attacks."
Delegate Peace went on, "Ashley and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who were lost seven years ago today; and we honor the selfless men and women of our Armed Forces, the dedicated members of our law enforcement and intelligence communities, and the thousands of others at the local, State, and Federal levels who protect our country, work to prevent future attacks and secure our liberty."
According to their website, Dahlgren has been at the core of US Naval strength for nearly a century. Today, it also supports other branches of the military, the joint forces of our allies, and the Department of Homeland Security. From surface combat systems and advanced weapons to strategic strike capabilities and homeland protection, Dahlgren provides overwhelming technological advantage to our nation and our troops. The nation and Virginia are very fortunate to have this unique research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) facility.