NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Fri, 06 May 2016 18:43:10 GMT FRCSE employees cover all bases for Walking Wounded softball team JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Injuries are a common occurrence in softball – especially as the body ages. Pulled groins, sprained ankles and general fatigue can take the place of a once finely tuned physique. With this in mind, the elder statesmen of... Fri, 06 May 2016 09:34:00 GMT COMFRC bids FRCSE team farewell Jacksonville, Fla. – Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), returned to the familiar confines of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) April 27-29 as part of a farewell tour of sorts before his tenure ends in June. Many to... Tue, 03 May 2016 14:13:00 GMT Large force exercise tests software, range NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUGU, California - For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with... Tue, 03 May 2016 13:05:00 GMT Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes retires NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – After 33 years of dedicated service to her country, Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes retired from the U.S. Navy on May 1. In a ceremony Apr.1 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Jaynes stepped... Mon, 02 May 2016 16:02:00 GMT FRCSE hosts top NAVAIR commander Jacksonville, Fla. – Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) visited Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), the largest tenant command on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, to meet with managers and tour the military depot April 26. Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags visited the... Mon, 02 May 2016 08:04:00 GMT Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture Air-to-Air missile repurposed for surface-to-air use NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) hit the mark as the teams completed a... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:04:00 GMT Mission readiness top priority for heavy lift helicopter community NORFOLK, Va. – The Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopter Program (PMA-261) met in Norfolk Apr. 18 with U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy leaders and maintainers as part of their efforts to increase mission readiness. Both the... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:48:00 GMT It’s all about the people: NAWCWD celebrates 65 years of EW excellence NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUGU, California - Nearly 600 people gathered April 21 to celebrate 65 years of U.S. Navy electronic warfare excellence at the discipline’s birthplace in Point Mugu, California. Hosted by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:15:00 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 Helicopter Sea Combat Wing/Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Civilians Recognized for Warfighter Support NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Civilians from two helicopter wings have been named recipients of the April Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) Outstanding Performance Award for their superior contributions to warfighting readiness. Olga Z. Rivas, the Continuous Process Improvement... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:37:00 GMT Symposium brings together the past, present, and future of EW NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, Point Mugu, Calf. – More than 600 industry and government leaders in electronic warfare gathered for the 45th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, April 5 –... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:06:00 GMT U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K helicopter completes first external load test WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A CH-53K King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps' newest helicopter, completed its first external load flight test Apr. 19 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's Development Flight Center, suspending, then releasing, a 12,000 lb. load. Further tests will... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:36:00 GMT Long-lead components contract awarded for CH-53K LRIP NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Naval Air Systems Command awarded April 18 a $25 million firm fixed-price advance acquisition contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Conn. for long-lead parts and materials required to build and deliver... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:51:00 GMT Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 contract award moves system’s capability ‘one step closer’ to warfighter NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co.  an approximately $1 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract on April 13 for the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc. 1) system. NGJ Inc. 1... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:56:00 GMT Larry Daniel, family, left mark on FRCSE in more ways than one JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Larry Daniel didn’t know the engineer who came to check on his welding work at the old engine test facility would one day be his father-in-law. The engineer would never know, this side of Heaven, the welder would... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:46:00 GMT VX-31 Sailor named IWV Senior Bluejacket of the Year NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, China Lake, Calf. – The Indian Wells Valley Council of the Navy League named its Bluejacket of the Year winners during the 45 th annual dinner on March 19 at the Kerr McGee Center... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:05:00 GMT 2015 NAVAIR Patuxent River Mentor of Year: Invest in yourself NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- When speaking to being a mentor and of the subject of mentoring, Michele DeMoss-Coward's enthusiasm is infectious. “Michele is often the first employee to volunteer to support mentoring events, all the while encouraging... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:55:00 GMT Capstone project goes to infinity and ... the National Air and Space Museum's annex at Dulles airport NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Sixteen years ago, eight U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen initiated a capstone project that would serve as a launching pad for the future of the astronautics track, providing up-and-coming seniors hands-on experience... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:51:00 GMT FRCSE Sailors give back to local community Jacksonville, Fla. – Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Detachment Jacksonville Sailors came together to help out the local community by volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Jacksonville (HabiJax) ReStore March 31. The team of about 20 Sailors spent the day organizing... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:03:00 GMT Next Generation Jammer Inc 1 approved to enter the Engineering & Manufacturing Development phase External pod will address advanced, emerging threats NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc 1) received the official go-ahead to enter the next phase of development April 5 when the Milestone... Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:30:00 GMT