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UPDATE: Partially Submerged Civilian Craft Removed from Patuxent River

UPDATE: Partially Submerged Civilian Craft Removed from Patuxent River

UPDATE 4/2/2019: The U.S. Coast Guard this past week used a crane barge to remove a sunken abandoned vessel that was polluting the Patuxent River, and causing a hazard to boating navigation. 9/4/2018: On August 21, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Officer David Helterbran and Sgt. Tim Kraemer of the Maryland Natural Resources Police...
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Marple named Marine Corps acquisition staff non-commissioned officer of the year

Marple named Marine Corps acquisition staff non-commissioned officer of the year

Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Marple was recognized for his efforts to advance delivery and training for Marine Corps small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) earning him the title of Marine Corps’ Acquisition Staff Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn squadron presented Marple the award during the annual banquet Feb....
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Navy’s Top Admiral Visits NAVAIR

Navy’s Top Admiral Visits NAVAIR

Believing in your shipmates and co-workers was the theme of a town hall conducted by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson here March 4. “We’re most effective if a small team is firing on all cylinders,” he said. “Building trust and confidence leads to warfighting effectiveness. Let’s be the most effective partner to...
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Pax River Receives Leadership Training ‘From the Fleet, for the Fleet’

Pax River Receives Leadership Training ‘From the Fleet, for the Fleet’

A group of 72 chief petty officers (CPOs) from across Naval Air Station Patuxent River gathered, Feb. 5, for Fleet CPO Training, a one-day seminar designed to re-energize individual Chiefs Messes to become more effective leaders. Conducted by two facilitators from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the training – which is interactive and geared toward group...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Two to four inches of snow expected to overspread the area early Wednesday morning and mix and change to freezing rain and sleet during the late morning hours on Wednesday. Precipitation will change to plain rain...
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Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

While many people spend the holidays with family and friends, Scott “Gus” Ward checked a bucket-list item by racing in one of the world’s most prestigious yacht races. Ward was invited to be a watch captain and helmsman on the TP52 KOA, a 52-foot, all-carbon fiber Grand Prix-style sailboat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools, including FULL day Head Start, will have a delayed opening of two hours on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. AM Pre-Kindergarten and AM Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for PM Pre-Kindergarten and PM Head Start...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 14, 2019

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 14, 2019

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Monday, January 14, 2019, with Code 2 for employees. We will continue to watch the weather this evening and and may reevaluate the employee status code by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Thank you and be safe. St. Mary’s...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019

NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019

UPDATE: NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019 NAS Patuxent River has Restricted Access for all but Critical Personnel due to weather conditions January 13, 2019. Only critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Non-critical personnel should not report to work. Admin leave is granted...
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Civilian, Commander Net 2018 Logistics Leadership Award

Civilian, Commander Net 2018 Logistics Leadership Award

Trust, accountability and a shared vision among team members are foundational to providing capabilities to the fleet. That’s according to Integrated Product Team Lead (IPT) for Naval Aviation Spares and Requirements Financial Manager (RFM) Cmdr. Lesley Donelson, and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) Product Support Team Lead Kimberly...
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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduates Class 154

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduates Class 154

The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School held a graduation ceremony for Class 154 Dec. 7. 34 students successfully completed the intense 11-month course of instruction and were designated as Engineering Developmental Test Pilots, Test Flight Officers and Test Engineers. Graduates included members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force, students from...
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UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Says at this Time, all Deposits are Back to Normal

UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Says at this Time, all Deposits are Back to Normal

IMPORTANT UPDATE – At this time, all deposits are back to normal. To see your latest account details, use online and mobile banking. For account-specific questions, you can now call a member representative. We apologize for any inconvenience. — Navy Federal (@NavyFederal) December 20, 2018 Navy Federal Credit Union confirms delays with account deposits...
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Logistics and Industrial Operations Petty Officer Wins Headquarters Sailor of the Year

Logistics and Industrial Operations Petty Officer Wins Headquarters Sailor of the Year

A Logistics and Industrial Operation Sailor was named the 2018 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Headquarters Senior Sailor of the Year Nov. 16. Petty Officer First Class Daniel Eldridge, an aviation technician serving as NAVAIR Technical Directive Kit Manager, was recognized for coordinating seven Central Kitting Activity employees as they processed, issued, and tracked...
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NAVAIR Gives Wounded Veterans a Second Chance to Serve

NAVAIR Gives Wounded Veterans a Second Chance to Serve

Tracy Hurtt was surprised by her first few months as a civilian. Before retiring as a sergeant first class in 2013, her whole life had revolved around the military, first as a family member then as a soldier. “I struggled with not belonging to something that was bigger than I was,” she said about...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, December, 10, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, December, 10, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, December 10, 2018. All St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Monday, December 10, 2018, with a Code 2 for employees. Code 2 means that 10 and 11 month employees do not report to work....
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Marines’ New Unmanned Aircraft Training Facility Opens Doors

Marines’ New Unmanned Aircraft Training Facility Opens Doors

A new Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) training facility opened its doors Nov. 5 for Marines stationed in the Pacific region. Training and Logistics Support Activity (TALSA) PAC is located at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and managed by the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263),...
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Naval District Washington to host Police and Dispatcher Hiring Fair

Naval District Washington to host Police and Dispatcher Hiring Fair

Naval District Washington will hold a Police and Dispatcher Job Fair 2018 on Wednesday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 “I” St. SW, Washington, D.C. Applicants attending the Job Fair will be able to speak with human resources and law enforcement representatives...
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NAVAIR Wounded Veteran Uses Personal Experience to Help Others

NAVAIR Wounded Veteran Uses Personal Experience to Help Others

Wounded veterans serving a second time as government employees bring a certain strength and commitment to their jobs, according to Kenneth Cadena, a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Wounded Warrior Program and Command Recruitment advocate. “They’ve transitioned through a difficult phase of their lives,” he said. “Not only do they closely identify with the...
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Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Office (PMA-266) Welcomes New Program Manager

Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Office (PMA-266) Welcomes New Program Manager

The Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) office (PMA-266) welcomed a new program manager during a ceremony held Oct.18 in Patuxent River. Rear Adm. Brian Corey, Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)),  presided over the change of command where Capt. Eric Soderberg assumed responsibility of PMA-266 from Capt. Jeff...
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Former Astronaut Teaches the Importance of Working Hard, Diversity of Thought

Former Astronaut Teaches the Importance of Working Hard, Diversity of Thought

From the roof of his childhood home in El Paso, Texas, gazing up at a blanket of stars from a telescope, John “Danny” Olivas could see what felt like forever. Years later, when he became a NASA astronaut, Olivas would look out at the same stars from the flight deck of the International Space...
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NAVAIR Industry Day Seeks Partnership, Electronics and System solutions

NAVAIR Industry Day Seeks Partnership, Electronics and System solutions

“Allow your folks to fail, learn, then recover,” said Daniel Nega, the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for air programs during an industry brief at PMA-209’s Industry Day, September 18-19, 2018. “Don’t just hire more people. Solve within your means.” His challenge to government and industry is to encourage a shift in perspective...
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Lemmon Assumes Command of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Gahagan

Lemmon Assumes Command of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Gahagan

Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan turned over command of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters, Commander of Naval Air Systems Command, presided over the ceremony....
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Employees Walk and Run for Suicide Awareness in “Laps for Life” Held on September 18th

Employees Walk and Run for Suicide Awareness in “Laps for Life” Held on September 18th

Spreading awareness about suicide was the goal of the ninth annual “Laps for Life” walk/run/team relay event held here September 18. Military members, civilians, contractors and their family members walked or ran 12 laps around the track to commemorate the fact that every 12 minutes, a life is lost to suicide. Capt. Christopher Cox...
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Additive Manufacturing, Collaboration Keep T-6Bs Flying

Additive Manufacturing, Collaboration Keep T-6Bs Flying

Recent delivery of 15 T-6B Texan II dorsal assembly ribs in a matter of weeks is an example of how quickly stakeholders can increase readiness through collaboration and innovation. “With additive manufacturing (AM), the fleet can now get the parts in a matter of hours in addition to having an additional source of production,”...
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Lemmon Assumes Command of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Gahagan

Lemmon Assumes Command of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Gahagan

Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan turned over command of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters, Commander of Naval Air Systems Command, presided over the ceremony....
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