NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:03:04 GMT Two NAVAIR employees win Black Engineer of the Year Awards NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Two NAVAIR employees won awards at the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference Feb. 9-11 in Washington, D.C. Kwamé Marshall, an electrical engineer, won... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:47:00 GMT Morgan State University president discusses ‘the crisis in black education’ NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Reading magazine pages plastered to the walls of a shanty in rural Alabama by the light of a kerosene lamp, Dr. David Wilson became transfixed by the power of the written word. So... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:50:00 GMT Mentoring event teaches employees how to engage millennials at work and form winning teams NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Baby boomers and millennials may seem worlds apart, but all they both really want is respect. “Respect is the key. Both generations really care about respect — we just define it differently,” explained... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:57:00 GMT NAVAIR names 2016 Sailor of the Year NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Petty Officer First Class Ronell Day of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) won the 2016 NAVAIR Sailor of the Year at a ceremony here Jan. 12 for his leadership, integrity and... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:43:00 GMT Lifting every voice: Patuxent River celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — You may have heard the term “American melting pot,” but what about “gumbo societies?” Gumbo, a thick stew that originated in southern Louisiana, has a distinct flavor and is often used... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:06:00 GMT NAVAIR financial manager recognized for creating planning tool NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR’s lead business financial manager (BFM) of the year, Denise Mallett, was also recognized with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award for Financial Management by acquisition chief Frank Kendall at the... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:56:00 GMT NAVAIR earns pair of aviation safety awards NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR has won two top naval aviation safety awards for its outstanding 2016 safety record and ongoing contributions to readiness and efficient operations, the Naval Safety Center announced Oct. 16. The Naval Aviation... Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:08:00 GMT Medal-winning Paralympic athlete urges NAVAIR employees to ‘know no limits’ NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — From the streets of Los Angeles to a three-time Paralympic athlete, Oscar “Oz” Sanchez is no stranger to pushing the limit. His motto, “Know No Limits,” characterizes his ability to overcome challenges, including... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:42:00 GMT Women of Color Award winners show ‘STEM is a girl thing’ NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Seven NAVAIR women were recognized for their leadership, technical skills and abilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the 2016 Women of Color STEM Conference Oct. 13-15 in Detroit. Sharon Keith,... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:25:00 GMT Superlatives define NAVAIR’s business financial managers NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Impressive, vital, indispensable, key, phenomenal, flawless, outstanding, role models and consummate professionals are just a few of the ways program customers described their business financial managers when nominating them for the sixth... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:33:00 GMT NAVAIR leaders learn about their role in the larger defense world NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Twenty-three up-and-coming leaders learned how NAVAIR fits into the larger defense picture at a seminar at NAVAIR’s Washington Liaison Office in Arlington, Virginia, Sept. 26-30. The Washington arena seminar is the second in... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:41:00 GMT Trailblazing employees take first step on path to leadership NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — 250 aspiring leaders started their leadership journey at a NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP) executive core qualifications workshop held here Oct. 12. “By being here, you are demonstrating your desire to do some... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:58:00 GMT NAVAIR leaders build their global perspective and learn why it matters NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR’s future leaders learned about their place and influence in the world at a global perspectives seminar in Newport, Rhode Island, Aug. 22-26. The class, part of the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP),... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:59:00 GMT NAVAIR holds 2016 Fellows, Patent and Section 219 award ceremony NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Fellows organization promoted 14 members to the rank of full fellow and one member to esteemed fellow status during a ceremony here last week. “These engineers and... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:59:00 GMT FRC-SW division director recognized for mentoring FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHWEST, NORTH ISLAND, Calif. — A teenager taking a shortcut through a backyard didn’t know it at the time, but bumping into NAVAIR’s JB Thurmond Jr. changed his life. Thurmond’s backyard was a faster route to get to... Mon, 08 Aug 2016 09:16:00 GMT NAVAIR marks first flight with 3-D printed, safety-critical parts NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland – Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques here July 29. An MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:55:00 GMT Roberts wins T. Michael Fish Quality of Worklife Award NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Helping veterans and wounded warriors isn’t just a job for NAVAIR’s Janna Roberts — it’s a passion. Roberts, a recruitment program analyst for NAVAIR’s Veteran and Wounded Warrior Program, won the T. Michael... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:26:00 GMT Celebrating teamwork at annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The 16th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony, held here June 8, celebrated technical, business and leadership excellence in support of increasing speed to the fleet, delivering integrated and interoperable warfighting capabilities,... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:00:00 GMT Transgender veteran speaks at NAVAIR’s annual LGBT event HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — When retired U.S. Army Col. Sheri Swokowski transitioned from male to female in 2006, she chose a name to reflect her new identity: Sheri. She. Her. I. Swokowski, the highest ranking openly... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:44:00 GMT Employees learn how to make big decisions HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Making hard choices can help you form your identity and discover who you truly are, Rutgers University philosophy professor Dr. Ruth Chang said at an Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month... Tue, 24 May 2016 11:48:00 GMT