NAS PATUXENT RIVER

NAVIFOR Announces 2018 Sailors of the Year

Story by CPO Rafael Martie on 02/07/2019 Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) announced the Sea, Shore and Reserve Senior Sailors of the Year (SOY) during an awards ceremony at their annual Information Warfare (IW) Commanders Summit in Suffolk, Virginia, Jan. 30. During the ceremony, Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Petty Officer 1st Cla
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Leaders shine light on Florence damages during State of the Community

Story by Cpl Jonathan Sosner on 02/06/2019 From the outside looking in, buildings on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune do not look a whole lot different than they did at this time last year. Upon closer inspection, however, there are billions of dollars of interior damage to facilities and still
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Patuxent River Prepares for Annual Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain Exercise

Story by Donna M Cipolloni on 02/01/2019 The Navy's annual anti-terrorism, force protection exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain (CSSC) is about to get underway Feb. 4-15, and NAS Patuxent River personnel are asked to be patient with any delays or inconveniences that may come as a result. Conducted by Commander, U.S.
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Pax River CPOA Delivers Donations to Coast Guard Members

Story by CPO Patrick Gordon on 02/01/2019 Operating under the Department of Homeland Security and not the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard was the only branch of the United States military affected by the government shutdown. About 42,000 active-duty Coast Guardsmen all considered essential personnel reported for duty and
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Aviation enterprise honors retiring senior executive

Story by Lisa Hunter on 01/31/2019 By LISA HUNTER Aviation and Missile Command Public Affairs The longtime director of the Aviation and Missile Command's Aviation Integration Directorate was inducted in the Army Materiel Command Hall of Fame, during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Thursday. John Shipley served a
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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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