‘We are NAWCWD’ seen as success

‘We are NAWCWD’ seen as successNAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION — More than 800 NAWCWD employees took time out of their schedules to get a better understanding of how the command supports the warfighter during the “We Are NAWCWD” event at China Lake on Oct. 26.

“We planned this event as a way to educate ourselves more broadly than just our own codes,” said Capt. Karl Andina, NAWCWD vice commander.

“The whole command was represented with everyone from business financial managers to engineers to squadron aircrew on hand to answer questions. NAWS China Lake was also there sharing information about MWR.”

Among the many exhibitors were members from the Integrated Battlespace Arena, the Common Control System Development Team, and the Materials Engineering Division. The same event was held at Point Mugu on Oct. 3 with more than 500 employees in attendance. Some WD employees participated at both sites while others were given a second chance to attend.

“I missed the Point Mugu event, but had a chance to attend the event at China Lake,” said Chris Perkins, of the Total Force Strategy and Management Department. “One thing that stood out to me was that each and every presenter I talked to was extremely energetic, enthusiastic and professional. It was great to see all of the engagement happening. I hope this becomes an annual event for WD.”

The two events were coordinated by the NAWCWD Workforce Engagement program.

“The goal was to educate our workforce about the capabilities, technologies and facilities that NAWCWD has to offer,” said Theresa Goldstrand, Workforce Engagement coordinator.

“The events at China Lake and Point Mugu were successful because our workforce is passionate about their work and had an opportunity to share that with others. I heard one attendee say that this was the first time in his 31-year career that anything like this had ever been done, and it was long overdue.”

Pictured: The Total Force Strategy and Management tables attract a lot of attention at the recent “We Are NAWCWD” event. -- U.S. Navy photo by Ron Rodriguez

Story First Published: 2016-11-04