NSWC Crane Pathways Intern Program Provides Pipeline for Future Employment


For Larynda Keith, the goal has always been clear – Earn a degree in business, then get a job at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane).

rsz_rsz_1keith_larynda-7-xlThrough NSWC Crane’s Pathways Intern Program, Keith has been able to work on both of those goals at the same time.

Keith, a senior at Indiana State University triple-majoring in finance, insurance and risk management, and business administration, has been a Pathways intern at NSWC Crane since May 2015, working within the Business and Financial Management Division.

“Honestly, I love it here,” Keith said. “I work with great people. They make sure that I’m gaining leadership experience. They want me to better myself, so they push me to be involved in projects, to lead projects, to network with others, attend meetings, and take advantage of all the available training opportunities.”

Keith grew up in Elnora, Ind., a small town just 18 miles west of NSWC Crane. Her father works at Crane, so she’s always been familiar with the base and the mission of those who work on it. When a family friend told her that internship applications had been released, she jumped at the opportunity immediately.

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ASNE Named Section of the Year

The national American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) has named the Southern Indiana ASNE section (ASNE-SI) “Section of the Year” for the third consecutive year. ASNE sections from all U.S. Navy bases compete in four categories for the national awards, and NSWC Crane’s chapter also won the “Section Productivity Award” and an honorable mention for “Most Improved Section” for their work during 2015.


ASNE-SI Section Officers and Committee Chairs. Left to right: Mr. Brad Secrest, Regional Council Member; Maroof Qurashi, ASNE-SI Chair; CAPT JT Elder, NSWC Crane Commanding Officer; Dr. Brett Seidle, Deputy Technical Director; Lisa Oswald, Publicity Chair; Daniel Horstman, Membership Co-Chair;.

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NSWC Crane Technical Director Dr. Adam Razavian Ready to Face New Challenges

CRANE, Ind.— Dr. Adam Razavian’s career with the federal government came full circle this month when he departed from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), which first employed him in 1989. His last day at the warfare center was Feb. 4 and Razavian said although he was sad to leave an organization he called home for many years, he is excited to face new challenges at aerospace and defense company General Dynamics.

Dr. Adam Razavian

Dr. Adam Razavian

Razavian’s family has lived in Bloomington during both of his tenures at NSWC Crane and he plans to keep a home in the town where both of his sons were born. Razavian and his wife Monica will move to Virginia for his new position as director for integrated mission systems and his younger son will attend Northern Virginia Community College to study law, while his older son will continue pre-medical studies at Indiana University.

“Our roots are pretty deep here. I’ll be coming back all the time,” Razavian said. “It’s been an absolutely fantastic journey and I wouldn’t want to finish my career with the federal government any other way than at NSWC Crane. I was not necessarily planning to leave but the opportunity just opened up and after 28 years it makes sense for me to do this. There’s a lot of personal challenge involved in doing the same things I do for the government over in industry instead.”

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EO Technology Division Helps Warfighters Stay on Target

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) Expeditionary Electro-Optic Systems Branch and Electro-Optic Maintenance Branch personnel recently finalized the development of a test station along with test processes and analysis tools to measure the thermal drift of weapon-mounted electro-optic (EO) scopes and sights. The initiative addressed the tendency of a current Special Operations Forces (SOF) weapon sight’s reticle to shift with variations in temperature. The Electro-Optics Team that collaborated to develop this test capability included Ron Volpone, Scot Curry, Matt Thurner and Brandon Clarke. Continue reading

NSWC Crane Recognizes 74th Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor

151207-N-QI541-003This week, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) personnel honor those who lost their lives in the surprise military strike on Pearl Harbor. The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the naval base on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, killing more than 2,300 Americans and crippling or destroying 18 American ships and nearly 300 airplanes.


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NSWC Crane Sailors Honored at Springville Elementary School Veterans Day Program

NSWC Crane service members were honored at a Veterans Day program held Nov. 10 at Springville Elementary School. The entryway to the school was canvased with artwork and essays written by the students. The students also made “Thank You” cards which were given to each veteran in attendance.

Service members from NSWC Crane.

Service members from NSWC Crane.

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