NAS PATUXENT RIVER

Gephart takes command of VX-31

Story by Stacie Lawrence on 01/10/2019 Cmdr. Andrew "Lurch" Gephart relieved Cmdr. Elizabeth "Lizard" Somerville as commanding officer of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 during an airborne change of command ceremony over Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake on Jan. 10. "This is a big
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Hurricane Florence Recovery: Testing the Marine Corps' Resilience

Story by MAJ Simba Chigwida on 01/08/2019 From working in comprised facilities and temporary trailers to repairing damaged homes, the Marine Corps community continues to face daily challenges following Hurricane Florence. Although the storm made landfall on September 14, 2018, Marines at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, Marine Cor
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NATO partners visit DLA Aviation, discuss performance-based logistics initiatives

Story by Catherine Hopkins on 12/21/2018 NATO partners from Germany traveled to Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 9-10 to exchange knowledge with Defense Logistics Agency Aviation acquisition professionals on performance-based logistics and long-term contracting initiatives. DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry greeted the group of military
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2018: The Year in Review

Story by Maj. Marnee Losurdo on 12/19/2018 Deployments, hurricanes, and training exercises were just a few events that kept the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 403rd Wing busy in 2018. "Wing members have worked hard all year and have accomplished so much," said Col. Jennie R. Johnson, 403rd Wing commander.
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Navy SEAL History: Part 2

Story by PO2 Taylor Stinson on 12/18/2018 Due to their clandestine nature, few know how the U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land) became the widely known and feared warriors they are today. This famous cadre grew from humble beginnings on the beaches of Fort Pierce, Florida, to warriors tasked
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VX-1 pilots complete first E-2D aerial refueling training

Story by PO2 Victoria Kinney on 12/12/2018 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER- Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1's E-2D Hawkeye Operation Test Team completed aerial refueling (AR) training on Dec. 3, to become the first fleet aviators to be AR qualified on the E-2D. The training consisted of daytime
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NAS Pensacola Hosts Children's Holiday Party

PENSACOLA, Fla. Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola hosted its annual Selected Children's Holiday Party Dec. 7 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Youth Center Gym onboard NAS Pensacola. The party, sponsored by the NAS Pensacola FCPOA and designed to provide selected Pensacola-area elementary school-aged children a holiday event including
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Pax River F-35 ITF leaves HMS Queen Elizabeth after eclipsing aspirations'

Story by Connie Hempel on 11/26/2018 From HMS Queen Elizabeth Communications Team F-35 Lightning jets have left HMS Queen Elizabeth after eight weeks flying on and off the 65,000-tonne warship, helping to write the operator's manual' so the jets can fly from her deck on front-line operations. The success of
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Marines and Sailors build bridge in Norway during Exercise Trident Juncture 18

Story by GySgt Jason Fudge on 11/03/2018 Voll, Norway U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group-Forward built a bridge Oct. 29, 2018, during the largest NATO exercise in more than 16 years. The Exercise Trident Juncture 18 provided a unique opportunity for Marines to train with other NATO and partner
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First test bombs dropped from HMS Queen Elizabeth's F-35 Lightning fighter jets

From the HMS Queen Elizabeth Public Affairs NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN On Oct. 9, 2018, the first bombs dropped from F-35 Lightning fighter jets conducting trials on board Britain's newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Lippert, test pilot at the F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force
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F-35B completes initial testing aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.On Oct. 16 British sailors and members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, completed a successful opening phase of the First of Class Flight Trials being conducted this fall aboard the UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS
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