Department of Defense

Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude aircraft flight test events are scheduled to take place January 13 and January 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.
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St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Winter weather across the area has brought snow and may cause hazardous travel conditions. Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution while traveling. As such, St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Liberal leave remains in effect for employees. The Department of Recreation and...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River has announced it will be open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule Friday, January 7, 2022. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled; Critical Personnel are designated as those performing duties that are critical to the operations of security, emergency management, medical facilities, public safety, and other crucial operations....
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School/Government Delays and Closures for Friday, January 7, 2022

School/Government Delays and Closures for Friday, January 7, 2022

Due to inclement weather conditions the following closures and delays have been announced for Friday, January 7, 2022. Check back for updates. St. Mary’s County St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All SMCPS Schools have a delayed opening of two hours on Friday, January 7, 2022.AM Pre-Kindergarten and AM Head Start students will not have school....
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St. Mary’s County Government Offices Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Offices Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Warning for St. Mary’s County has expired, but the mixed precipitation and below-freezing temperatures can cause hazardous travel conditions and power outages. As such, St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Liberal leave is in effect and employees must contact their supervisors...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that it will award grants totaling nearly $103 million to support youth and help achieve greater equity in the juvenile justice system. “We must focus on the needs of our nation’s youth, particularly those who are at risk of victimization and justice system involvement,”...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Four-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Four-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

NAS Patuxent River has announced it will be open on a 4-hour delayed arrival schedule Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled; Critical Personnel are designated as those performing duties that are critical to the operations of security, emergency management, medical facilities, public safety, and other crucial operations....
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NAS Patuxent River Announces Restricted Access/Telework Status Monday, January 3, 2022 due to Inclement Weather Forecast

NAS Patuxent River Announces Restricted Access/Telework Status Monday, January 3, 2022 due to Inclement Weather Forecast

NAS Patuxent River announced Restricted Access for all but Critical Personnel Monday, January 3, 2022 due to inclement weather forecasts. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled; Critical Personnel are designated as those performing duties that are critical to the operations of security, emergency management, medical facilities, public safety, and other crucial...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $40 Million to Improve Services for Crime Victims

Justice Department Awards More Than $40 Million to Improve Services for Crime Victims

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling over $40 million to enhance services for victims of crime across the United States. The grants build on more than $1.2 billion in funding announced in September to support victim assistance and victim compensation programs administered by states and territories. “The Department...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $125 Million in Grants Under the STOP School Violence Act

Justice Department Awards More Than $125 Million in Grants Under the STOP School Violence Act

The Department of Justice announced nearly $126 million in funding to advance school safety under the STOP School Violence Act. The grants, awarded by the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), will help institute safety measures in and around...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $37 Million to Support Innovations in Policing

Justice Department Awards More Than $37 Million to Support Innovations in Policing

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling over $37 million to support evidence-based law enforcement strategies designed to build trust with communities and improve public safety. The grants, made by OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), will support partnerships between researchers and...
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Santa Teams up with NAS Patuxent River to Spread Holiday Cheer Across Calvert and St. Mary’s County – 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 22

Santa Teams up with NAS Patuxent River to Spread Holiday Cheer Across Calvert and St. Mary’s County – 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 22

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division is teaming up with Santa to board NAS Patuxent River-Rotary Wing HX-21’s MH-60R Seahawk to spread holiday cheer across Calvert and St. Mary’s County! Check out his route below and keep an eye on the skies! Wednesday, December 22, 2021, from 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m.
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NAS Patuxent River Gate Operations for 2021 Holiday Season

NAS Patuxent River Gate Operations for 2021 Holiday Season

Beginning Dec. 20, 2021 NAS Patuxent River will initiate the following holiday gate operations: Gate 1 Gate 1 24/7 operations. All lanes open Gate 2 Gate 2 will close its third inbound lane in the morning from Monday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 23, and from Monday, Dec. 27 – Thursday, Dec. 30 Gate...
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Noise Advisory – STOVL Training Flights Scheduled December 14 to December 16, 2021

Noise Advisory – STOVL Training Flights Scheduled December 14 to December 16, 2021

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 – Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 from 3:00 p.m., to 6:00 p.m. Pilots at Naval Air Station Patuxent River will be training for realistic flight scenarios including Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) activities. Testing...
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Former Police Officer at the Department of Defense Given 1-Year of Probation and a Fine for Stealing from the Government

Former Police Officer at the Department of Defense Given 1-Year of Probation and a Fine for Stealing from the Government

U.S. Magistrate Judge Gina L. Simms sentenced Anthony Lesane, age 56, of Fort Washington, Maryland, a former police officer at the Department of Defense, to one year of probation, and a $6,000 fine, for theft of government property, related to his overbilling the government for hours he had not worked. Judge Simms also ordered...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 16, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 16, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The Commissioners recognized several graduates of the 2021 Citizens Academy. The 2021 Citizens Academy featured a nine-week series of Tuesday evening sessions presented by St. Mary’s County Government departments and partner agencies focusing on policies and...
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NAS Patuxent River Gate 1 Closed for Repairs from Thursday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21, 2021

NAS Patuxent River  Gate 1 Closed for Repairs from Thursday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21, 2021

Naval Air Station Patuxent River is scheduled to close NAS Patuxent River Gate 1 from Thursday, November 18, 2021, to Sunday, November 21, 2021 for repairs. Gate 2 will remain open for 24-7 operations for the duration of the closure period. Gate 3 will maintain normal hours of during this period.
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division Employee Receives Top Civilian Service Award

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division Employee Receives Top Civilian Service Award

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) Chief Learning Officer Stuart White was recently honored with a Marine Corps Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service for his outstanding support to the fleet. White received the award for demonstrating continued excellence as Deputy Director, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG), Marine Air Ground...
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Pax River Gates 2 and 3, Pass and ID Parking Lot Closed for Repairs Beginning Thursday, November 11, 2021

Pax River Gates 2 and 3, Pass and ID Parking Lot Closed for Repairs Beginning Thursday, November 11, 2021

NAS Patuxent River is scheduled to close NAS Patuxent River Gates 2 and 3 from Thursday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 for minor construction to the road surfaces at those gates. Gates 2 and 3 are scheduled to reopen for normal traffic beginning Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. The NAS Patuxent River Gate...
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United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

Justin Ryan Best, age 46, of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and...
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New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

A major new academic and research building opened by the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland located at Airport Road in California, will emphasize autonomous systems and robotics innovation in concert with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland. State of Maryland leaders joined University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A....
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins $150,000 Powerball

St. Mary’s County Man Wins $150,000 Powerball

Eric Brown is a faithful Powerball player. He doesn’t care if the jackpot is $40 million or $600 million – he always buys a month’s worth of Powerball. This time, his favorite numbers proved very lucky for the St. Mary’s County resident. Although he didn’t bring home $570 million jackpot on September 29th, he...
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St. Mary’s County Government Awarded $398,118 by the Defense Community Infrastructure Program

St. Mary’s County Government Awarded $398,118 by the Defense Community Infrastructure Program

The Department of Defense announced that they have selected the St. Mary’s County Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) application as one of only thirteen grant awards for the country. St. Mary’s County’s Departments of Economic Development and Public Works and Transportation collaborated with the Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS PAX) to submit the...
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U.S. Navy Release Identities of Five Sailors Killed in Helicopter Crash in California

U.S. Navy Release Identities of Five Sailors Killed in Helicopter Crash in California

U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs SAN DIEGO – On Sunday, September 5, 2021, the U.S. Navy released the names of the five Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 crew members who died on August 31, 2021, when their helicopter crashed into the sea approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego, CA....
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Northrop Grumman New Optionally Manned Firebird Aircraft Makes Stop in St. Mary’s County

Northrop Grumman New Optionally Manned Firebird Aircraft Makes Stop in St. Mary’s County

When Northrop Grumman showcased its new, optionally manned Firebird aircraft by flying it to locations across the United States, the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport—home to the University of Maryland (UMD) UAS Test Site as well as TechPort, an incubator launched by UMD—was one of five stops chosen. The selection highlights Southern Maryland’s growing role as...
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