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The latest photos from NNSA headquarters and across the nuclear security enterprise.
May 03, 2013

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Pantex creates new method of polyurethane mixing

In an effort to create new opportunities and to save money, the Pantex Plastics Shop has began formulating a new method of mixing polyurethane to make molded parts for explosives, coatings, seals, cushions, tool covers and more.

More on the blog: 1.usa.gov/17BtSFC

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Pantex chemist Stephanie Steelman, right, and West Texas A&M University student Devin Cook work on a new dynamic adiprene mixing machine.

May 02, 2013

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Pantex sponsored team places 4th in car race

Andrew Whitaker from Dumas Middle School in Dumas, Texas lines up the team's race car during the Electric Car Competition at the 2013 National Science Bowl, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Washington, DC.

Photo by Jack Dempsey, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

April 29, 2013

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White House honors Sandia nurse for helping women veterans, children

Michelle Racicot, a contract family nurse practitioner at Sandia National Laboratories, was one of 14 women recognized by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House as Champions of Change.

1.usa.gov/ZSciuL

April 26, 2013

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NNSA has "Natitude"

Headquarters employees and their friends and families enjoyed the annual NNSA-EM-LM Day at the ballpark this week.

April 26, 2013

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NNSA has "Natitude"

Headquarters employees and their friends and families enjoyed the annual NNSA-EM-LM Day at the ballpark this week.

April 26, 2013

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NNSA has "Natitude"

Headquarters employees and their friends and families enjoyed the annual NNSA-EM-LM Day at the ballpark this week.

April 02, 2013

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HASC leaders visit Pantex

The two senior leaders of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) today visited the Pantex Plant to tour the facility and deliver a message of support to the workers.

Read more here: 1.usa.gov/12dnrFS

March 26, 2013

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Pantex Smart Cookies workshop gains popularity

A group of Pantex female engineers held a Smart Cookie workshop for Girl Scouts this weekend. The objective of the workshop was to foster a love of science and math in young girls who might make up the next generation of engineers at Pantex.

About the photo:
Female engineers from Pantex this weekend demonstrated a scientific principle known as nucleation. The engineers used Mentos dropped into Diet Coke to demonstrate the principle. The surface texture of the Mentos causes the carbon dioxide to be explosively released.

1.usa.gov/WUrTsM

March 22, 2013

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Sandia Weapon Intern Program visits KCP

Participants in Sandia’s Weapon Intern Program recently visited and toured NNSA's Kansas City Plant. The program, established in 1998, was created to meet Sandia's changing mission needs. Through a combination of classroom study taught by active and retired weaponeers, site visits and individual and team projects, weapon interns have honed their skills, broadened their knowledge base and expanded their network of colleagues in the nuclear weapons community.

1.usa.gov/11ta5J7

March 21, 2013

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Don Cook talks about future of Pantex mission

Don Cook, NNSA’s deputy administrator for Defense Programs, last week spoke to Pantexans about the future mission of Pantex and the critical role the plant will play in maintaining the nation’s stockpile for decades to come. During the visit, Cook congratulated some of the 100-plus Pantexans who helped to secure the plant and conduct recovery operations during and after the Feb. 25 blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the Amarillo area.

1.usa.gov/Yr6J5U

March 21, 2013

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Don Cook talks about future of Pantex mission

Don Cook, NNSA’s deputy administrator for Defense Programs, last week spoke to Pantexans about the future mission of Pantex and the critical role the plant will play in maintaining the nation’s stockpile for decades to come. During the visit, Cook congratulated some of the 100-plus Pantexans who helped to secure the plant and conduct recovery operations during and after the Feb. 25 blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the Amarillo area.

1.usa.gov/Yr6J5U

March 20, 2013

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Record simulations conducted on Sequoia

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have performed record simulations using all 1,572,864 cores of Sequoia, the largest supercomputer in the world.

About the photo:
OSIRIS simulation on Sequoia of the interaction of a fast-ignition-scale laser with a dense DT plasma. The laser field is shown in green, the blue arrows illustrate the magnetic field lines at the plasma interface and the red/yellow spheres are the laser-accelerated electrons that will heat and ignite the fuel.

1.usa.gov/14cr96I

March 19, 2013

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NIF Warehouse Group celebrates 15 injury-free years

The NIF Warehouse Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently marked the 15th year without a lost work-time injury. A celebration was held on March 6 at the lab.

About the photo:
Participating in the 15-year warehouse safety celebration at Livermore were (left to right) Bob Arthur, Sandra Brereton, Barb Quivey, Kelvin Liggins, Joe Lamendola, George Bonawitz, Ed Pereira, Mike Stortz, Roger Esparza, Kevin King, Norma Hinds, Jim Turner and Valerie Roberts.

1.usa.gov/XnCE3G

March 15, 2013

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OST aviation contractor receives federal certification

AAR Inc., the aviation contractor for NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation (OST), has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 Repair Station Certification.

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The AAR team poses with one of the OST 737s at its Albuquerque hangar.

Read more: 1.usa.gov/Zv1bWm

March 15, 2013

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SRNS Engineers Offer Teach-Ins during National Engineers Week

Engineers, scientists and technicians from the Savannah River Site recently provided science- and engineering-based demonstrations for more than 2,500 students for the 2013 National Engineers Week.

About the photo:
Stan Maciaszek, an SRNS employee, demonstrates the four components required by fire during a teach-in.

Read more: 1.usa.gov/13XY3aM

March 13, 2013

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NNSA conducts Las Vegas aerial survey

NNSA is conducting an aerial survey of portions of the Las Vegas Valley. The purpose of the flyovers is to measure naturally occurring background radiation.

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A twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter, operated by the Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measuring System in Las Vegas, was seen yesterday on the Las Vegas Strip. NNSA and DNDO alert the public of the upcoming flights so that citizens who see the low-flying aircraft are not alarmed.

1.usa.gov/ZzVOnb