NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:03:17 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 NAVAIR commemorates Asian-American heritage with story of Heart Mountain NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — In times of great crisis, do we still fall into the trap of judging people by the way they look or where they are from? That’s one of the questions the Emmy Award-winning... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:57:00 GMT ‘Six-month window’ critical for transitioning veterans NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – Six months. That’s the timeframe retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Ken Cadena says injured veterans have to find meaningful employment following their discharge. The alternative, becoming dependent on government assistance, is a... Thu, 07 May 2015 10:15:00 GMT USS Bush welcomes NAVAIR developmental program participants NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR developmental program participants, based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, embarked aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to experience four “days in the life” of a Sailor, March 26. Twelve interns... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:21:00 GMT New leaders learn the value of mentoring NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Mentors can lend a hand up along the way as you climb the career ladder. That’s what 24 developing NAVAIR leaders learned from a panel of NAVAIR senior leaders March 23-27 as part... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:06:00 GMT