Dahlgren, Va. – Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), onboard Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, hosted students and instructors from King George High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (NJROTC) on Nov. 9, 2022.
Over thirty NJROTC cadets and their instructors visited SCSTC ATRC as part of an overall SCSTC effort to help potential future warfighters learn more about different careers and opportunities in the U.S. Navy.
The group, freshman to senior high school students, were able to see first-hand the equipment fire controlman Aegis (FCA) Sailors work on and employ.
“My team and I had a fantastic time hosting the cadets,” said Cmdr. Shaun Dennis, SCSTC ATRC’s commanding officer. “We provided a FCA rating presentation and then a tour of our tactical training equipment and combat information center lab. They were able to ask questions, interact with Sailors, and have hands-on time in the labs.”
While visiting Dahlgren, the cadets also had an opportunity to learn about the daily life of a base police officer and enjoy lunch at the base galley, Gray’s Landing.
“This is an ongoing effort within the SCSTC domain and ATRC is looking forward to fostering more relationships with our local school communities,” explained Dennis. “It is essential we share our knowledge, experience, and expertise with students who could be the future generation of our warfighting force.”
Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) provides Sailors with the knowledge, ability, and skill to operate and maintain the AEGIS Combat System through timely, effective, and integrated training delivered across Sailors' careers. SCSTC ATRC also provides Officers the knowledge, ability, and skill to operate, employ, and assess the readiness of the AEGIS combat system aboard surface warships.
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