Lincks recognized for 68 years of joint service

Lincks recognized for 68 years of joint serviceDennis and Debby Linck celebrate 36 and 32 years of service, respectively, during a flag-raising ceremony — U.S. Navy photo by Ron Rodriguez

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The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Dennis and Debby Linck celebrated a combined 68 years of service during a flag-raising ceremony Jan. 31 at China Lake.

Dennis began his career at China Lake as a junior professional in the Telemetry Technology Branch. He went on to support the AV-8B, F-18 Advanced Weapons Laboratory as well as H-1 and Joint Strike Fighter. Leading up to retirement, he served as the head of the Combat Environment Simulation Projects Branch, Mission Systems Test and Evaluation Division, and the Combat Environment Simulation Division.

Debby’s 32-year NAWCWD career began as a computer scientist and later as a section head in the Ballistics Test Branch supporting Skytop.

She later served in the Data Services Branch, the Combat Environment Software Branch as well as the Systems Engineering Management Division. After she became a contracting officer’s representative, Debby supported the Research and Engineering Group before realigning to provide additional COR services for Test and Evaluation, and the Logistics and Industrial Operations Group.

Debby and Dennis were both raised in St. Louis, Mo., and married in 1987. Although they’ve never worked within the same organization, they did, for a short time, work in the same building. Their retirement plans include spending more time with their children and grandchildren, traveling the country in their fifth wheel and making a trip to see their favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Story First Published: 2019-03-22