NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:34:36 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 Former Marine encourages veterans to attend DoN’s 2016 Veteran and Wounded Warrior Hiring Summit PATUXENT RIVER, MD.—It can be hard enough for veterans who voluntarily leave the military—and with it the sense of identity and purpose that came from serving their country—to transition to civilian life. For wounded warriors, who are often forced into... Thu, 12 May 2016 14:56:00 GMT NAVAIR showcases systems, services and platforms at Sea-Air-Space Expo NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — U.S. Navy program managers from several Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) program offices will conduct briefings at Navy League's annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition May 16-18. The exposition takes place at the Gaylord National... Tue, 10 May 2016 13:33:00 GMT Building leadership skills from the foundation up NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, PATUXENT RIVER, MD. — Eighty emerging leaders learned the building blocks of leadership at a leadership orientation and foundational training (LOFT) class held at Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Florida,... Mon, 09 May 2016 10:57:00 GMT New leaders set off on a career development journey NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — More than 100 developing leaders kicked off the NAVAIR Journey Leadership Development Program (JLDP) orientation April 14. JLDP is part of NAVAIR’s ongoing commitment to leadership development and is intended to complement the... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:05:00 GMT Senior executives talk mentoring, career development NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR senior executives Toni Meier and Leslie Taylor enjoy having multiple employees to mentor and learn from. “Helping people further their careers or discussing areas such as work-life balance is my favorite part... Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:19:00 GMT Women’s History Month event recognizes women in combat NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Tammy Duckworth was piloting a Black Hawk helicopter in Iraq in 2004 when she was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. She lost both legs and partial use of her right arm, becoming... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:57:00 GMT Three NAVAIR employees win Black Engineer of the Year Awards NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Three NAVAIR employees were recognized as Modern Day Technology Leaders and Trailblazers at the 30th annual National Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness... Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:40:00 GMT Airline pilot encourages employees to lift off and soar NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Dream big, be prepared and you’ll fly to new heights. That was the message airline pilot Stephanie Grant imparted to 375 employees at a Black History Month event held here Feb. 4. Referencing... Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:39:00 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 12:19:00 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 15:57:00 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 12:55:00 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 15:14:00 GMT