NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:01:52 GMT Close to 200 future leaders graduate from NAVAIR’s leadership development programs NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A command-wide graduation ceremony held here Jan. 13 recognized 198 future leaders from NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program (NLDP) and Journey Leadership Development Program (JLDP). The two programs, part of an ongoing command commitment... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:19:00 GMT NAVAIR names Sailor of the Year NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The 2015 finalists for NAVAIR Sailor of the Year assembled for a ceremony recognizing their accomplishments in the atrium of the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett building Jan. 14. “These First Class Petty... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:57:00 GMT Martin Luther King Jr. event emphasizes community involvement NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The long, hot “Freedom Summer” of 1964 in McComb, Mississippi, was anything but slow. It was a summer simmering with racial tensions, exploding into heated hate. For Jan Nave Barnes and her family,... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:55:00 GMT Wounded warrior finds new hope at NAVAIR NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — As Cpl. Jessie Blanton fought his way through the flames of a raging fire in Afghanistan, a tank explosion sent him flying backward with a concussion and burns. Soon he was back to... Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:14:00 GMT PHOTO RELEASE: AIR-7.3 employee recognized as Junior Sailor of the Quarter NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Petty Officer Libby D. Nguyen (left), an administrative clerk with Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Total Force Strategy and Management Department (AIR 7.3), received the NAVAIR Headquarters Junior Sailor of the Quarter Award... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:51:00 GMT For capstone class, NAVAIR’s future leaders focus on decision-making FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHEAST (FRC-SE), JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — NAVAIR’s newest leaders culminated their learning at the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP) capstone seminar here Oct. 19-23. The class is the final course requirement for NLDP participants and focuses on developments in... Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:01:00 GMT Developmental assignment creates learning experience for engineer NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Going back to school doesn’t have to mean pencils, books and an apple for the teacher. Dr. Theresa Shafer, an aerospace engineer by trade, recently went “back to school” when she took on... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:37:00 GMT Calling all future NAVAIR leaders NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Aspiring leaders learned how to apply to the NAVAIR Journey Leadership Development Program (JLDP) at a workshop held here Oct. 8. The workshop, which was also broadcast nationally to the other NAVAIR sites,... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:02:00 GMT National event showcases how Hispanics energize this nation’s diversity NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Growing up in a small barrio in Texas to poor immigrant parents, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch learned firsthand the importance of culture, tradition and “familia.” Kickbusch, who spoke here Oct. 6 as part of... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:22:00 GMT Customers honor NAVAIR’s business financial managers NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. - Teamwork and passion for getting the job done inspired program managers to nominate 18 NAVAIR business financial managers (BFMs) for the fifth annual AIR-7.8 Headquarters Award for Excellence in Financial Management Service. Established... Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:21:00 GMT Innovation marks retiring NAVAIR commander's legacy NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. - The U.S. Naval Academy's class of 1982 took center stage Friday as one member relieved another as commander of NAVAIR amid praises from a third distinguished classmate. Before an audience that included a... Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:46:00 GMT NAVAIR Leadership Development Program participant helps turn the virtual into a reality NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER TRAINING SYSTEMS DIVISION, ORLANDO, Fla. — The imaginary world of the virtual has become real for Marie Marrero and the rest of her peers in NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program (NLDP). Marrero, a supervisory information technology (IT) specialist,... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:53:00 GMT AIR-6.0 employees learn to set their leadership wheels in motion NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Kicking off their shoes, dancing and clapping their hands, 142 Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0) employees boogied to a new “beat” Aug. 18-19 as part of “Women in Motion” leadership training. “Making... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:03:00 GMT ‘Women in Motion’ leadership event to be held Aug. 18-19 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR-6.0) employees are invited to attend a “Women in Motion” leadership training event, hosted by NAVAIR’s College of Logistics and Industrial Operations, Aug. 18-19, at the River’s Edge... Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:07:00 GMT NAVAIR hosts celebration honoring 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Looking past mental and physical disabilities will build a stronger team, guest speakers said at the “Americans with Disabilities Act: Moving Forward Celebration” held here July 7. “It is about the dignity of... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:29:00 GMT Fleet Readiness Center East hosts national mentoring event FLEET READINESS CENTER EAST, CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- Fleet Readiness Center East Aircraft Planner and Examiner Lennox Jemison shares his career experiences during "This Is My Story -- Meeting Life's Challenges with the Aid of a Mentor," June 18. This national event... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:17:00 GMT Commander’s Awards recognize vital role of teams and teamwork within NAVAIR NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The 15th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony, held here June 17, celebrated technical, business and leadership excellence in support of NAVAIR’s focus areas: increase speed to the fleet, consistently deliver integrated and... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:50:00 GMT Fann wins T. Michael Fish Quality of Worklife Award NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Newly home from Saigon and the horrors of the Vietnam War, Sonny Fann, an UH-1 “Huey” helicopter mechanic, door gunner and crew chief, endured the taunts of “baby killer” and the indignity... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:34:00 GMT First openly gay U.S. general hosts NAVAIR’s inaugural LGBT Pride Month event NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Hers was a love story she longed to tell, but Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith was shunned into silence. Living for decades in secret, Smith said she learned to divide her life and hide... Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:27:00 GMT Employees take first step toward becoming leaders NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR began its search for the next generation of leaders at the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP) executive core qualifications workshop held here May 19. The workshop gave potential NLDP applicants the chance... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:27:00 GMT