Department of Defense

U.S. Navy to Hold Virtual Public Meetings on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19 for Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Activities Draft Environmental Impact Statement

U.S. Navy to Hold Virtual Public Meetings on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19 for Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Activities Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Navy invites you attend a virtual public meeting on May 18 or 19 regarding the Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Activities Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS. The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects of continuing to conduct military testing and training activities within the Patuxent River Complex needed to meet...
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U.S. Navy Receives Production Approval for Next-Generation Air Combat Training System

U.S. Navy Receives Production Approval for Next-Generation Air Combat Training System

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) received Milestone C approval for its next-generation air combat training system, the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS II) on April 27, 2021. Approved by Program Executive Officer for Aviation Common Systems and Commercial Services (PEO(CS)), Gary Kurtz, Milestone C clears the way...
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NAS Patuxent River to Re-Open Gate 3 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

NAS Patuxent River to Re-Open Gate 3 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Naval Air Station Patuxent River will reopen Gate 3 beginning Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Gate 3 will be open from 5:30 a.m., to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed weekends and holidays. Pax River had closed Gate 3 after it established Health Protection Condition Charlie and a large population of the workforce moved...
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Effective Immediately, Naval District Washington Returns to Health Protection Condition Bravo / Bravo Plus

Effective Immediately, Naval District Washington Returns to Health Protection Condition Bravo / Bravo Plus

Installations under Bravo include Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity South Potomac while Naval Support Activity Annapolis is under HPCON Bravo Plus. This order applies to military and civilian personnel assigned to Naval District Washington. Personnel should continue to follow CDC guidance as well...
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Marines Get First Look at Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Field Assessment

Marines Get First Look at Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Field Assessment

The Marines successfully completed a Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) Field User Capability Assessment (FUCA) in March at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, of two prototype systems identified by a successful prize challenge in last year. Anticipated future end users were given the opportunity to work with both prototype systems – Survice Engineering’s TRV-150 and Chartis...
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Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

The Next Generation Jammer Test and Evaluation (T&E) team recently won the Department of the Navy’s T&E award for their accomplishments on two Acquisition Category 1 programs in 2020. Part of the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems Program Office (PMA-234), the NGJ T&E team tests and evaluates the NGJ Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) and NGJ Low-Band...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the Office’s focus on the enforcement and protection of the civil and constitutional rights of all Maryland residents, including the most vulnerable...
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Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) once again has been awarded the MD Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). This is the third year that TPP has collaborated with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). Surprisingly despite the pandemic well over 120 abstracts have been received. The topics...
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NAS Patuxent River Adjusts Base Entry Procedure to Stop-and Proceed at Gates

NAS Patuxent River Adjusts Base Entry Procedure to Stop-and Proceed at Gates

Naval Air Station Patuxent River will adjust its base entry procedures in February 2021 to institute “stop-and-proceed” entry for vehicles coming on to all of its fence lines. The new procedures will require vehicles to stop at a designated point several feet before the gate until directed forward by gate sentries, and will be...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Thursday, February 18, 2021, Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Thursday, February 18, 2021, Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River is open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule for Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to inclement weather. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours before the set delayed arrival...
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NAS Patuxent River FCLP Training Flights Scheduled for February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021

NAS Patuxent River FCLP Training Flights Scheduled for February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021. Test events are scheduled from 8:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival on Friday, February 12, 2021, Due to Inclement Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival on Friday, February 12, 2021, Due to Inclement Weather

Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours before the set delayed arrival time. Civil service employees may take a combination of unscheduled leave, telework and/or leave without pay (LWOP) for the entire...
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Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware, NetWalker Defendant Charged, Nearly $500,000 Seized

Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware, NetWalker Defendant Charged, Nearly $500,000 Seized

The Department of Justice announced a coordinated international law enforcement action to disrupt a sophisticated form of ransomware known as NetWalker. NetWalker ransomware has impacted numerous victims, including companies, municipalities, hospitals, law enforcement, emergency services, school districts, colleges, and universities. Attacks have specifically targeted the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking advantage of...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status for Monday, Feb 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status for Monday, Feb 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River is to open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule for Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2, 2021 due to inclement weather. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours...
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NAS Patuxent River to Participate in Antiterrorism, Force Protection Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain

NAS Patuxent River to Participate in Antiterrorism, Force Protection Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise February 1, to February 12, 2021.  These Naval installations include Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, and Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime STOVL Testing from January 19, to January 22, 2021

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime STOVL Testing from January 19, to January 22, 2021

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place Tuesday, January 19 to Friday, January 22, 2021 from 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Pilots at NAS Patuxent River will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios including short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) flight mode activities. Night...
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Airborne Strategic Command, Control, Communications Program Welcomes New Commander

Airborne Strategic Command, Control, Communications Program Welcomes New Commander

The Airborne Strategic Command, Control, and Communications Program Office (PMA-271) bid farewell to Capt. William E. Coleman, Jr. as he relinquished command to Capt. Adam T. Scott during a change of command ceremony Jan. 8. The unique outdoor winter event saw family, friends, and co-workers look on from their cars or over the internet...
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Eric Fallabel Awarded 2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for Individual Achievement in the Test and Evaluation

Eric Fallabel Awarded 2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for Individual Achievement in the Test and Evaluation

As announced during a live Department of Defense event, December 15, the 2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for Individual Achievement in the Test and Evaluation has been awarded to Mr. Eric Fallabel. As part of the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program’s test team from 2018 to 2020, Fallabel has guided the test...
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NAS Patuxent River, Webster Field, and Solomons Rec Center Announce 2020 Holiday Gate Hours

NAS Patuxent River, Webster Field, and Solomons Rec Center Announce 2020 Holiday Gate Hours

The Naval Air Station Patuxent River will begin holiday gate hours starting close of business Friday, December 18, 2020. Normal gate operations will resume Monday, January 4, 2021. NAS Patuxent River: Gate 1 – Pax River Gate 1 will remain open 24 hours. During the holiday period of Dec. 19 to Jan. 4, Gate...
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Saint Leonard Native, U.S. Navy Pilot Serving Alongside French Navy

Saint Leonard Native, U.S. Navy Pilot Serving Alongside French Navy

By Ethan Carter, Navy Office of Community Outreach – Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Hobbs, a native of Saint Leonard, Maryland, is currently serving on an exchange with the French Marine Nationale as a part of the Personnel Exchange Program. Hobbs is a U.S. Navy pilot who’s been responsible for flying the MH-60S operationally and the...
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Commissioners Renew Intergovernmental Support Agreement with Naval Air Station Patuxent River and St. Mary’s County

Commissioners Renew Intergovernmental Support Agreement with Naval Air Station Patuxent River and St. Mary’s County

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have renewed the Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) between Naval Air Station Patuxent River and the county. This cooperative agreement extends mutual benefits to the county and the Navy through cost-saving initiatives and shared funding opportunities and creates a unified approach to resist any negative BRAC impacts for two...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Charlie

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Charlie

NAS Patuxent River has transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo to Charlie effective Nov. 21, 2020 as a result of increasing COVID-19 cases in the Southern Maryland region. 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...
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What is Veterans Day?

What is Veterans Day?

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Testing from November 9 to November 10, 2020

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Testing from November 9 to November 10, 2020

Communities surrounding NAS Patuxent River and the Webster Outlying Field are advised that nighttime helicopter test events are scheduled to take place November 9 and November 10, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For...
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NSWC Indian Head Division JEOD Unit Recognized with Gears of Government Nomination

NSWC Indian Head Division JEOD Unit Recognized with Gears of Government Nomination

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) isn’t known for their expansive runways; this Navy command that sits on the banks of the Potomac River does not even have a single aircraft. But that doesn’t mean the United States Air Force contingent connected to the command isn’t getting things done. In fact,...
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