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New NUWC Division Newport Deputy Public Affairs Officer

Caroline Diette NUWC

U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport has named a new deputy public affairs officer, Caroline “Carly” Diette, to communicate the command’s message of providing superior undersea warfare capabilities to the Navy fleet with the rest of the world. Diette began her naval career in 2004 by earning a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to Vanderbilt University in

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US Navy Researches Biological ITL Ecosystems

copepod NOAA

By Kayla Matthews Some of the U.S. Navy’s biggest tactical obstacles are tiny sea creatures. Intermediate trophic level (ITL) organisms can interfere with navigation and surveillance equipment, making it difficult to carry out some operations efficiently. To address the issue, the Navy started researching this marine life last year. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) oceanographer Brad Penta led the research project

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60th Anniversary of Deepest Ocean Dive

Trieste

Plunging into the deep, dark abyss of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard heard a loud cracking sound in their vessel—the bathyscaphe Trieste, which the Office of Naval Research (ONR) purchased for scientific observations. Already 30,000 ft. below sea level, Walsh and Piccard faced the ultimate decision—risk their lives to become

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