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Three St. Mary’s County Family Members Facing Federal Charges For Stealing Over $820,000 In V.A. Benefits Fraud Scheme

Three St. Mary’s County Family Members Facing Federal Charges For Stealing Over $820,000 In V.A. Benefits Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Angela Marie Farr, a/k/a Angela Pace, Angela Mullins, and Angela Biggs, age 33, of Leonardtown, Michael Vincent Pace, age 39, of Leonardtown, and Mary Francis Biggs, age 62, of Lexington Park, with conspiracy and theft of government property. Farr was also charged with aggravated identity theft...
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Noise Advisory: NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17 and 18, 2019

Noise Advisory: NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17 and 18, 2019

Communities surrounding the NAS Patuxent River airfield are advised that nighttime helicopter testing events are scheduled to take place Sept. 17 through Sept. 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call...
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Navy Awards Largest IT Contract to Date in Support of MyNavy HR Transformation

Navy Awards Largest IT Contract to Date in Support of MyNavy HR Transformation

The Navy awarded CACI Enterprise Solutions, Inc., based in Chantilly, Virginia, a $385 million task order September, 6, 2019, in support of MyNavy HR Transformation, the Navy’s Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) efforts to modernize human resource systems. The Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) will execute...
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The Department of the Navy Seeks Public Comment on Porposed Action Plan for Munitions Response Site

The Department of the Navy Seeks Public Comment on Porposed Action Plan for Munitions Response Site

In accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Webster Field Annex invites public comment on the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for Munitions Response Site UXO-0001. During World War II, an aerial bombing target (referred to as the Former Aerial Bombing Range) was located adjacent to and...
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Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Low Level Test Flights September 7, and 8, 2019

Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Low Level Test Flights September 7, and 8, 2019

Communities surrounding the NAS Patuxent River airfield are advised that testing events involving low level passes of fixed wing aircraft are scheduled to take place Sept. 7 through the Sept. 8, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Test Flights Beginning August 12 to 16

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Test Flights Beginning August 12 to 16

Communities surrounding the NAS Patuxent River airfield are advised that helicopter nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place Aug. 12 through Aug. 16, 2019 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call...
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Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) welcomed a new program manager during a ceremony held June 5, 2019 in Patuxent River. Vice Adm. Michael T. Moran, principal military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development, and acquisition), served as guest speaker and Mr. Gary Kurtz, Director, Common and Commercial...
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Leonardtown High School Graduate Signs with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns!

Leonardtown High School Graduate Signs with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns!

Jamie Gillan, also known as the “Scottish Hammer” and son of Squadron Leader Colin Gillan, RAF, has signed with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns! Jamie, a native of Scotland and a Leonardtown High School graduate, is the Brown’s new prospective kicker. He moved to Southern Maryland with his family when his father, a member of...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 27, 2019, 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,...
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Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Christopher Cox assumed command of Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony April 11 at Air Test and Evaluation (VX) 20’s Hangar 306. Cox’s role as NAS commanding officer follows his service, since Aug. 31, 2017, as the air station’s executive officer, a position that falls under the...
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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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