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Marines visit Carderock for Marine Innovation Challenge Showcase
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rector of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Divisions Disruptive Technologies Laboratory, tells visiting U.S. Marine Corps leadership about the Optionally Manned Technology Demonstrator, an additively manufactured proof-of-concept submersible hull, during a tour in West Bethesda, Md., Aug. 15, 2017. U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Michael G. Dana, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps, and other Marine leaders were visiting Carderock along with Marines presenting their winning entries from the Marine Innovation Challenge Showcase, an effort launched last year to empower Marines and Sailors to come up with fresh ideas to increase safety and efficiency for their unit or mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Dustin Q. Diaz/Released)

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