NSWC IHEODTD to dedicate energetics support facility

Aug. 1, 2013

NSWC IHEODTD to dedicate energetics support facility to local Marine

WHAT:  Dedication of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's (NSWC IHEODTD) Explosives Development Facility Administration Building and Change House (Bldg. 3137)

WHO:  In honor of Lance Cpl. Terry Edward "T. J." Honeycutt, Jr.

WHEN:  Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 from 10-11 a.m.

WHERE:  NSWC IHEODTD, Bldg. 3137, Indian Head, Md.

WHY:  In recognition for Lance Cpl. Honeycutt's dedication, service and sacrifice.

Honeycutt was born in Waldorf, Md., and resided in Charles County near NSWC IHEODTD. His mother retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, in Dahlgren, Va.  During her career at the sister Warfare Center Division, she worked closely with personnel at NSWC IHEODTD.

Honeycutt had a life-long passion to serve his country, and was an active member of his high school's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) unit. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps through the delayed entry program, and immediately left for recruit training upon high school graduation.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, in Camp Lejeune, N.C.; and had served for less than one year when he died, Oct. 27, 2010, from wounds received in combat during operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  Several thousand residents from the Charles County community attended his funeral services.

NSWC IHEODTD has been located on Naval Support Facility Indian Head in Charles County, Md., for 123 years, and enjoys a strong sense of community and tradition.  The building to be dedicated supports NSWC IHEODTD employees who, in turn, directly support Marine Corps global operations. Naming the new energetics support facility in honor of a local, courageous young Marine who shared similar connections reinforces those bonds.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: 1) Event coverage;
                                      2) Leadership remarks;
                                      3) Family responses;
                                      4) B-Roll; and
                                      5) Still imagery.

BASE ACCESS INFORMATION:   NSWC IHEODTD is located on an active military installation, standard DoD clearance procedures must be followed to obtain access to the base.  As such, this event is closed to the general public, but open for limited media coverage by appointment.  Due to ongoing furloughs, NSWC IHEODTD staff are out of the office Fridays.  Interested media should contact NSWC IHEODTD Public Affairs staff at 301-744-6505 or INDIV.NSWC.PAO@navy.mil, as soon as possible, and no later than 10 a.m., EST, Monday, Aug. 1, to RSVP and begin clearance procedures.  For media unable to attend, NSWC IHEODTD Public Affairs will provide a post-even press release and supporting imagery, Aug. 7.

BACKGROUND:  Energetics are explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, reactive materials, related chemicals and fuels and their application in propulsion systems and ordnance.

NSWC IHEODTD NSWC IHEODTD focuses on the research, development, test, evaluation, in-service support, and disposal of energetics and energetic systems as well as works to provide Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen worldwide with the information and technological solutions they need to detect/locate, access, identify, render safe, recover/exploit, and dispose of both conventional and unconventional explosive threats.

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Media Point of Contact:
Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division
ATTN:  NSWC IHEODTD Public Affairs
4219 S. Patterson Road, Bldg. 1601, Rm. 102
Indian Head MD 20640
Work:  301-744-6505, BB:  240-419-8845
E-Mail: INDIV.NSWC.PAO@navy.mil
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/indianhead/default.aspx

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