Posts Categorized: General

Want to make waves? Just press “start”!

A very interesting article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights efforts to precisely recreate open-water conditions.   Our U.S. Navy tests ships in an indoor ocean….yes, you read that right. In the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, a 12-million-gallon, football-field-size pool is the world’s most sophisticated scientific wave-testing basin. Take a look for yourself…

2014 Run for the Fallen August 23-24

This weekend, August 23-24, we invite you to run/walk one mile for a fallen service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.   You can even download a race bib to indicate who it is that you’ll be honoring.   If you are unfamiliar with Run for the Fallen, we encourage you… Read more »

Interesting….convenient, TMI or perhaps both?

We live in world where technology is everywhere.  Our smart phones, for many of us, dare we admit it, are like appendages. And because we tend to be creatures of habit, patterns in our behaviors are becoming increasingly evident, especially if you use the app Google Now. This article from sheds light on the convenience… Read more »

We’re hiring

Yes, Valkyrie is hiring!   Be sure to check out our available opportunities and share:

In awe…

We just had to share this photo from MSC’s Facebook Page:   Their caption reads, “RIMPAC 2014: Forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 partner nations manuever into close formation on Friday! #PartnershipsMatter”   And our very own Beth Vinson said it best in her comment on our Valkyrie Facebook page when she said, “Gives you… Read more »

High Speed Race Track on a Carrier? Say what?!?!

So we’re all huge fans of our U.S. Navy, right?  And who doesn’t love a fast car that handles well???  If you haven’t already seen this awesome clip, you’ll want to watch it….again and again,  Enjoy!!!

A message of thanks from our President and CEO

Fellow Valkyrians, Do you recall this past Spring when you were asked to take an online survey for the “Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads” competition?  Inside Business announced the honorees last week at a luncheon held at The Westin and Valkyrie was named the #2 mid-sized company to work for in the area! … Read more »


Just a follow-up to our June 30 post.  Photos from NAVSEA have made their way to us and we are able to share pictures that were taken at the June 23 event held at the Washington Navy Yard.   If you missed it, be sure to check out the original post! The Honorable Juan Garcia III,… Read more »

Helpful reminders to stay safe online and check your credit report

Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, retail shops, airports, libraries, and on educational campuses are often very convenient, but they aren’t always secure. Here’s a link to some tips that will help keep your information safe when using wireless hotspots while out and about. It’s a quick read that will prepare you from that convenient, free… Read more »

A brief look at the LCS program

In a recent post by RDML Brian Antonio, Program Executive Officer, Littoral Combat Ships, he gives a brief look into many recent LCS program accomplishments. As it stands, 20 ships are now either in service, under construction, or on contract.  Yes, twenty! Read more about what he had to say.  And click on the video… Read more »