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The NSL Submarine Documentary, “Submarine” Steel Boats, Iron Men” is completed. It will be aired on National Public Television in early 1990. The NSL will keep you informed as the date becomes firm. Preceding this national airing to an audience of millions, the documentary will be shown to local audiences in the Capitol area on 15 November 1989. The Producers and the NSL will try to arrange for similar local area viewings at submarine ports.

The video is a stupendous success and hopefully will be a national award winner. The film has been welcomed by all who have had a chance to review it. The Navy Recruiting Command has taken the 56 minute original and condensed it for the command’s special uses. After the national viewing copies of the video will be available for purchase. I feel most submarine families will want their own copy to show when Dad is away.

Each of the 26 sponsors for this documentary will receive a master copy of the video for their own use and viewing. Now is the time for all members of the NSL to thank our sponsors for their support. This video will have a major impact for years to come. We are very grateful to the following Sponsors who made this production possible.

Newport News Shipbuilding
Hughes Aircraft Company
UNC Incorporated
GE Aerospace
General Dynamics Corporation
Lockheed Corporation
Rockwell International Corporation
IBM Federal Systems Division
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Vitro Corporation
Babcock & Wilcox Company
Kollmorgen Corporation, E-0 Division
Bird-Johnson Company
Treadwell Corporation
Computer Sciences Corporation
Mr. Zachary Ftsher
Analysis & Technology, Inc.
Sippican, Inc.
ARGO-TECH Corporation
Kaman Diversified Technologies Corporation
Honeywell Inc.
Purvis Systems Inc.
EDO Corporation
Scientific Atlanta. Inc.
Trident Systems

The NSL Directors have selected Captain John Vick, USN(Rel) to serve as the first NSL Executive Director. John brings much experience and many attributes to the job and we look forward to his help in making the NSL a better and dynamic organization.

Finally, I was pleased to be elected as your new NSL President. I hope in this last year of my eligibility as a Director, and your President, we can set a course that others can follow for many years. I am very honored to be recognized and elected as the NSL President. Many thanks!

AI Kelln

Naval Submarine League

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