Posts Categorized: General

The Warrior Games: Team Navy Announced

This Fall, two Paralympic-like competitions will be taking place.  The 2014 Warrior Games will be held from September 28-October 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the INVICTUS Games, an international athletic competition for wounded warriors hosted by the U.K.’s Prince Harry, will be taking place in London September 10-14. To read more and to see… Read more »

Washington Navy Yard Honors Shooting Victims, Co-workers

On Monday, June 23, Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, spoke at a Navy Yard ceremony held to honor the nine men and three women who died on September 16, 2013, as well as to honor the courage and sacrifice of numerous others, after a contractor entered the base and opened fire. Valkyrians Mike Lombardo… Read more »

RIMPAC Begins Today

RIMPAC, the world’s largest maritime exercise, begins today.  More than 25,000 service members from 22 nations helped kick off the 24th Rim of the Pacific exercise. To read Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd’s RIMPAC post, click here.

Inside Combat Rescue

Have you seen National Geographic’s show “Inside Combat Rescue”?!  Wow…. We’re a little late in finding this gem, but better late than never.  And thankfully, videos are available for viewing via the show’s website and there’s a lot of information on their Facebook page, too. The Air Force has offered an unprecedented look behind the… Read more »


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Then and Now

May 28, 2014:  On this day 97 years ago, the USS Maumee (AO 2) became the first ship to refuel another vessel at sea.   According to a blog post from Mr. Jim George, Combat Logisitcs Force Program Manager for MSC, here are some interesting figures regarding UNREP from last year alone.   In 2013:… Read more »

Memorial Day

Ahhhhhhh, Memorial Day!  Barbecues, fireworks, festivals and FUN, right?! Well, yes, but let’s not forget the true meaning of the occasion…originally called “Decoration Day” and born out of the Civil War, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died in service of the United States of America. Here’s a link to… Read more »

Warrior Week

Valkyrie is a proud supporter of the inaugural Warrior Week, happening in Virginia Beach, on NOB, and in Suffolk from May 26-June1. Bringing together physical, therapeutic, and recreational organizations from across the nation that focus on the rehabilitation of wounded service members, Warrior Week 2014 is the first event of its kind!  Each wounded service… Read more »

He’s still tops in our book!

The Virginia Ship Repair Association’s monthly meeting was held today, during which the nominees for the annual Junior and Senior Tradesmen of the Year awards were announced. Congratulations to Valkyrie’s Chris Ruddy of our Technical Services Division on his nomination!   Although he didn’t win the overall honor, we’re still proud of him for his… Read more »