NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:42:05 GMT Jones takes command at VX-9 NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, CHINA LAKE, Calif. – Capt. Gordon Cross turned over command of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 to Capt. Stanley Jones during an airborne change of command ceremony Aug.18 in China Lake, California. Rear Admiral Paul... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:41:00 GMT New test range operations center will speed naval aviation systems to the fleet NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Representatives from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River and construction contractor G-W Management Services officially broke ground on a new operations center for NAWCAD's Atlantic Test... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:01:00 GMT U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack int'l sale NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale. The Blackjack program, managed by the Navy... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:23:00 GMT Project Management 101 graduates 22 more at WD NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVIONS, POINT MUGU, Calif. – Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recognized 22 men and women for completing the Project Management 101 program during a ceremony Aug. 16 at Point Mugu; 54 more were honored... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:54:00 GMT U.S. Marine Corps takes delivery of 50th KC-130J Hercules NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) and Lockheed Martin delivered the 50th KC-130J “Hercules” transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, Aug. 18. "The delivery of... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:34:00 GMT Owen Assumes FRCSW Skipper's Chair NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif.  Capt. Craig Owen relieved Capt. Timothy Pfannenstein as Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) commanding officer Aug. 11 in ceremonies held at the new FRCSW helicopter maintenance facility in Building 325 on Naval Air Station... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:06:00 GMT AIR-1.0 May Spotlight Award Winner Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:10:00 GMT Reserve Maintenance Support: A Growing Partnership As the Navy engages in missions around the globe, the demand for aircraft and aviation components increases. Likewise, so does the demand for aviation maintenance. To help meet this need, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:20:00 GMT Belvin Relieves Tobler in Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems Program NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Md. – Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Systems Program Office (PMA-264) held a change of command and retirement ceremony Aug. 12 here at the Rear Adm. W. A. Moffett Building. Capt. Doug Belvin relieved Capt. Matt Tobler as... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:04:00 GMT New fall protection on the rise at FRCSE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) artisans on the P-3 line now have protection from above. Though they’re made of metal, the P-3 line’s new fall protection devices could prove to be a Godsend if anyone ever falls. In... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:58:00 GMT Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic command changes hands NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA, Va. --- With the restrained dignity that accompanies an orderly assumption of leadership, Capt. Charles K. “Keith” Nixon became the commanding officer of Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA) Aug. 5, relieving Capt. Joseph A. “J.R” Rodriguez. Rear... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:15:00 GMT Air Combat Electronics Hosts Annual Industry Day NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  — The Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209) hosted its annual Industry Day on July 21 to help companies learn more about Naval Aviation inventory and capability growth, speed to the fleet and... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:04:00 GMT Three-year Effort Will Repair All 147 Aging CH-53E Helicopters NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—U.S. Marine Corps has begun a full reset of its CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters, an effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of operationally fit aircraft and addressing systemic issues, which in recent... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:51:00 GMT P-8A Team Wins SECNAV Award for Environmental Compliance NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) Dennis McGinn presented the P-8A environment, safety and occupational health (ESOH) team with the Secretary of the Navy’s fiscal year 2015 environmental award for “Environmental Excellence... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:49:00 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 FRCSE technician’s creation opens door for T-44 program Jacksonville, Fla. – The latest advances in technology converged with creativity and old fashioned experience to solve an engineering dilemma at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) recently. Randy Meeker, a former FRCSE sheet metal mechanic and current tooling designer at the... Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMT FRC East supervisor is top federal manager MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — A Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East supervisor was selected as the Federal Managers Asso­ciation’s (FMA) Manager of the Year during the organization’s 78th national convention March 14 in Alexan­dria, Virginia. Sue Thatch, production... Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:42:00 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 FRCSE Sailor anything but blue to join Angels Jacksonville, Fla. – Waynesboro, Georgia is only about 400 miles from Pensacola, Florida, but for Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class (SW) Aldriick Kittles, it may as well be in another galaxy. Through hard work and determination, the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE)... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:49:00 GMT FRCSE hosts Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:16:00 GMT