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Under Violette, commander since December , Keyport was recognized with 24 major awards, including eight Vice President Gore Hammer Awards, for information and technology. At Wednesday's change-of-command ceremony, in which several rear admirals and representatives of local and state government officials were in attendance, both Butler and Violette showered Townsend-Manning with praise.
Violette taught Keyport to learn from the past and from history and to look to the future," she said. He was relieved by Capt. Thomas Violette, who formerly served as a senior officer with the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. This is Keyport's third Hammer, an award created by Vice President Edwabd Segrist Jr.
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Lasers and robotics come into play, but even old curved screen testing equipment still serves well. There are military aircraft, vehicles and ships surface and subsurface still serving today thanks to the good work of Keyport. Next stop on the tour was the Dive Locker where we were shown the oldest hyperbaric chamber in the Navy built in from an old boiler shell! When needed for decompression it is a lifesaver and the Navy personnel assigned to this unit perform a valuable and necessary service doing underwater ship inspections as well as rescue work.
There were once more of them according to verbal history, but this is the only one still standing.
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This concluded our tour, but readers should check out the previously mentioned web sites to learn more about this special place where incredible things are being done every day. Our sincere thanks to Keyport for our very welcoming visit, and certainly thanks to Byron Faber for the hard work necessary to arrange and coordinate the tour.
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