Department of Defense

NAS Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW) Matthew Ira Presented with Plaque for Exemplary Service

NAS Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW) Matthew Ira Presented with Plaque for Exemplary Service

NAS Patuxent River wishes Fair Winds and Following Seas to Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW) Matthew Ira! Ira was presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal from NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Cox and a NAS Pax River Chiefs’ Mess plaque from NAS Patuxent River Command Master Chief Abel Griego...
Read More »

CH-53K Integrated Test Team Stretches King Stallion’s Sea Legs

CH-53K Integrated Test Team Stretches King Stallion’s Sea Legs

A team of pilots and engineers from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River recently completed a crucial series of sea trials of the CH-53K King Stallion that not only provided them with valuable developmental test information about the aircraft, but could change the way the squadron...
Read More »

Pilot Injured After Military Helicopter from Joint Base Andrews is Struck by Gunfire While Conducting Training Flight in Virginia, FBI Investigating

Pilot Injured After Military Helicopter from Joint Base Andrews is Struck by Gunfire While Conducting Training Flight in Virginia, FBI Investigating

On Monday, August 10, 2020, just after noon, a U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Joint Base Andrews was conducting a routine training mission at an altitude of 1,000 feet approximately 10 miles Northwest of Manassas, VA., when the aircraft was struck by at least one bullet from...
Read More »

Noise Advisory – NAS Pax River Conducting Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights on August 12, 2020

Noise Advisory – NAS Pax River Conducting Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights on August 12, 2020

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place August 12, 2020 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely...
Read More »

St. Mary’s County Native on Front Lines of U.S. Navy Coronavirus Fight

St. Mary’s County Native on Front Lines of U.S. Navy Coronavirus Fight

Hosptialman Melodie Abell, a native of California, Maryland, is playing a critical role in the U.S. Navy’s efforts to maintain a healthy and ready fighting force in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a hospital corpsman working at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Abell’s skills are vital to maintaining the health of the...
Read More »

NAS Patuxent River Gate One Closed for Maintenance, Gate Two Open as Primary Gate, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

NAS Patuxent River Gate One Closed for Maintenance, Gate Two Open as Primary Gate, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

NAS Patuxent River Naval Air Station Announced Gate 1 will be closed for maintenance today, Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for maintenance. Gate 2 will be the primary gate during this time.
Read More »

U.S. Navy and Blue Angels Flight Squadron Receives “New” C-130J

U.S. Navy and Blue Angels Flight Squadron Receives “New” C-130J

The U.S. Navy delivered a C-130J aircraft to the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS) this month completing the squadron’s logistics transport aircraft transition from a legacy C-130T to a C-130J. “This has been a great example of cooperation between allies and professionals. Coordination and work to deliver this Blue Angels C-130J highlight a...
Read More »

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Restricted to Mission Essential Personnel/Telework Status Due to Hurricane Isaias

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Restricted to Mission Essential Personnel/Telework Status Due to Hurricane Isaias

NAS Patuxent River has restricted access to critical personnel and mission essential personnel only as of 11 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 in response to Hurricane Isaias. Admin leave is granted for civil service employees who are not designated as mission essential personnel. Civil service employees scheduled to telework and those with situational telework agreements...
Read More »

Noise Advisory – NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights July 29, 2020

Noise Advisory – NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights July 29, 2020

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place July 29, 2020 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely...
Read More »

Prince George’s County Woman Facing Federal Indictment in Maryland on Charges to a Scheme to Defraud Medicaid

Prince George’s County Woman Facing Federal Indictment in Maryland on Charges to a Scheme to Defraud Medicaid

A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted licensed dentist Edward T. Buford III, age 68, of Silver Spring, Maryland; his business partner Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte, age 44, of Fort Washington, Maryland; and Donnie Amis, age 63, of Washington, D.C. on the federal charges of conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and conspiracy to...
Read More »

Defense Contractor to Pay Nearly $1 Million to the United States to Resolve Allegation of Overbilling on NSA Contract

Defense Contractor to Pay Nearly $1 Million to the United States to Resolve Allegation of Overbilling on NSA Contract

iNovex Information Systems, Incorporated (“iNovex”), located in Annapolis, Maryland, has agreed to pay the United States $962,747.42 to resolve federal False Claims Act allegations that iNovex knowingly billed the National Security Agency (“NSA”), a component of the Department of Defense, for work performed by certain iNovex employees who did not meet all of the...
Read More »

NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

The Pax River Navy Exchange Barbershop has reopened to Active Duty by appointment only. Patrons must wear a face covering and use hand sanitizer prior to service, and will not be able to wait in the shop. Associates will be required to wear PPE including an apron for every customer, gloves, a face covering,...
Read More »

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River and other installations in Naval District Washington (NDW) transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie to Bravo on June 29. HPCONs are protocols for public health emergencies, such as a pandemic. Commanders review and update these HPCONs based on risk levels within a local community and in cooperation with local, state...
Read More »

Governor Hogan Appoints Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to CSM Board of Trustees

Governor Hogan Appoints Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to CSM Board of Trustees

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to serve the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) as trustee, effective July 1, 2020 through 2024. Gonzalez has a distinguished record of public service that includes more than 30 years of experience in weapon systems development and acquisition for the U.S. Department of...
Read More »

Mechanicsville Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $400,000 in Government Benefits

Mechanicsville Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $400,000 in Government Benefits

Victor Demattia, age 64, of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty yesterday to theft of government property, for stealing more than $400,000 in Civil Service Retirement benefits and Social Security benefits. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Michael McGill of the Social...
Read More »

Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Utility Poles and Security Fence in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Utility Poles and Security Fence in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at approximately 3:13 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility pole with the single occupant trapped....
Read More »

Noise Advisory – NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Low-Level Nighttime Helicopter Testing at Webster Outlying Field June 9-12, 2020

Noise Advisory – NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Low-Level Nighttime Helicopter Testing at Webster Outlying Field June 9-12, 2020

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude nighttime testing helicopter testing events are scheduled to take place June 9 to June 12, 2020 from 5 p.m.– 10 p.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call...
Read More »

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Calvert County

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Calvert County

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at approximately 10:10 p.m., firefighters from NAS Patuxent River alerted the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center, they received information advising an H-60 aircraft reported they are unable to make it back to NAS Patuxent River due to mechanical issues, and were approximately 10 miles away from the base...
Read More »

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 25, 2020, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
Read More »

NAS PAX RIVER Noise Advisory – May 19, to May 22, 2022 for Nighttime Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights

NAS PAX RIVER Noise Advisory – May 19, to May 22, 2022 for Nighttime Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place May 19 – May 22, 2020 between the hours of 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot...
Read More »

Precise Systems Wins 5-Year $51.2 Million Contract, PMA-261 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office

Precise Systems Wins 5-Year $51.2 Million Contract, PMA-261 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office

Precise Systems announces the award of a five-year, $51.2M contract to provide program management support services to Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Heavy Lift Helicopter Program Office (PMA-261). PMA-261 is responsible for multiple H-53 variants including the CH-53E, MH-53E and the CH-53K helicopters. The H-53 assault support missions include the lift and movement of...
Read More »

Road Construction Work Beginning Monday, May 11, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Gate One Entrance

Road Construction Work Beginning Monday, May 11, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Gate One Entrance

Using funding from the Department of the Navy, construction crews, contracted by the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works will begin performing cooperative road work on the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Gate One Buse Road Entrance Monday, May 11, 2020. Due to the extensive level of work being performed, the following traffic...
Read More »

Local Makers Join Forces with The Pax Museum to Create Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Community

Local Makers Join Forces with The Pax Museum to Create Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Community

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum may be closed to the public due to the current pandemic, but they’ve opened their doors in a very special way. The museum has partnered with a group of volunteer makers and innovators to provide a space for the collection, assembly, and distribution of community created PPE to...
Read More »

“Old Gal” Takes a Victory Lap as VX-20 Sunsets the C-2A Greyhound

“Old Gal” Takes a Victory Lap as VX-20 Sunsets the C-2A Greyhound

A noteworthy chapter of Naval test flight came to an end last month at Naval Air Station Patuxent River when C-2A Greyhound BuNo 162142 made its final flight, taking to the air with a crew of veterans who had flown the aircraft countless times over its nearly 30-year career with Air Test and Evaluation...
Read More »

Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Low-Level Helicopter Testing at Webster Outlying Field on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Low-Level Helicopter Testing at Webster Outlying Field on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude helicopter testing events are scheduled to take place April 23, 2020 from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call the Pax River toll-free Noise...
Read More »