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  • National Security Campus employees commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II by sharing stories of their loved ones, viewing photographs and documents with Truman Library historians and listening to WWII veteran Max DeWeese reminisce about his experience in the war. The August...
  • B&W Y‑12 employee and tour guide Bill Wilburn, left, chats with Teresa Neas, and her husband Kim, whose mother, Audeane Bowers-Neas, worked at Y‑12 in the 1940s. Tours of Y‑12 on June 13 brought almost 500 visitors. Tourists from 23 states and the District of Columbia toured the site as part...
  • Joining a list that includes structures like the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, the Savannah River Site has officially been named as a Historical Landmark by ASM International, the professional society for materials science and manufacturing. SRS is one of only three landmarks designated...
  • The first Kansas City Plant employees were hired in March 1949 and were faced with the task of getting the former Navy aircraft engine plant at the Bannister Federal Complex ready for its new role. First on the checklist was the removal of tons of sugar and tires being stored at the facility by a...
  • On Feb. 28, 1949, during Harry S. Truman's Presidency, the Bendix Corporation signed a prime contract to operate the Kansas City Plant for the Atomic Energy Commission. Today, the Kansas City Plant is celebrating 65 years of delivering on its national security mission and nearing the end of...
  • To close out the celebration of Y-12’s 70th anniversary, a short film capturing highlights of the site’s history now is available for viewing on the Y-12 public Web site at http://www.y12.doe.gov/library/videos/70-years-making-world-safer. The eight-minute film covers the chronology of Y-12 from...
  • Since 1947, NNSA and its predecessor agencies have moved nuclear weapons, weapons components, and special nuclear materials (SNM) by commercial and government transportation modes. In the late 1960s, worldwide terrorism and acts of violence prompted a review of procedures for safeguarding these...