NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Fri, 22 May 2015 22:07:47 GMT P-8A team patrols budget, saves billons NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter presented the 2014 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition and Should Cost and Innovation Award to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program office (PMA-290) May 21 at... Fri, 22 May 2015 08:18:00 GMT PHOTO RELEASE: Program Management employee awarded for job performance NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Keith Sanders, right, the former assistant commander for Acquisition (AIR 1.0), presents the department’s April Spotlight Award to Ed Smetana during a ceremony May 7 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:00 GMT PHOTO RELEASE: Program Management employees honored for length of service NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — In recognition of their federal government service, more than 10 Program Management (AIR 1.0) employees were honored at a May 7 ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:45:00 GMT Photo Release: COMFRC talks knowledge management at workshop NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), and Assistant Commander for Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0), at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) speaks to NAVAIR'S corporate leadership about 6.0's... Wed, 20 May 2015 16:51:00 GMT FRCSE helps Angels keep wings JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The teamwork required for the high-speed, low-altitude flying of the Blue Angels takes hundreds of hours to develop. It takes an equal amount of teamwork from support personnel to keep their aging F/A-18s ready to fly, including... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:09:00 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 11:57:00 GMT FRCSE sets benchmark for environmental prowess JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) was recently recognized for environmental stewardship earning a CNO Environmental Award. FRCSE was among two other commands in the nation selected as winners in the environmental quality, industrial installation category. Other winners included... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:56:00 GMT Going global: MH-60R Foreign Military Sales team supports Royal Australian Navy NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – A team of U.S. Navy and defense industry contractors recently delivered an advanced helicopter training device to the Royal Australian Navy. The MH-60R Foreign Military Sales (FMS) team from the Naval Aviation Training... Mon, 18 May 2015 16:42:00 GMT 3-D printing takes shape at FRCSE, gets Orion back in air JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Developing a repair solution to fix a $36 million aircraft using Legos is probably a little farfetched. However, a team of tool designers, artisans and engineers from Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) found acrylonitrile butadiene styrene—also known... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:51:00 GMT Photo Release: P-8A Poseidon completes AAR ground test SEATTLE -- The P-8A Poseidon Integrated Test Team (ITT) conducts air-to-air refueling (AAR) ground testing with the aircraft at a level pitch and flight pitch to simulate the various stages of AAR. The team successfully completed the seven-day event May 11... Fri, 15 May 2015 14:47:00 GMT COMMENTARY: How my kidney donation saved my brother's life NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Approximately 21 people die each day waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). My brother could have been a statistic, but two years ago... Thu, 14 May 2015 14:48:00 GMT NAVAIR welcomes new assistant commander for Acquisition NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR’s Acquisition Program Management (AIR 1.0) organization recently gained a new leader, who acknowledged managing AIR 1.0 had been a longtime goal. Gary Kurtz, who became AIR 1.0’s new assistant commander for Acquisition... Thu, 14 May 2015 14:37:00 GMT Photo release: CNO re-enlists acquisition manpower specialist MILLINGTON, Tenn. — The Chief of Naval Operation (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert (left) re-enlists Master Chief Marcious Kelly (right), an acquisition manpower specialist at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), April 30, during his visit to the Navy Manpower Analysis Center... Tue, 12 May 2015 08:33:00 GMT Fleet support team proves worth, saves FRCSE more than $1M in single trip JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Flying 20 hours to the Far East to board a naval vessel and fix a $4.3 million dollar jet engine is not a typical way to spend a workweek. Wes Quinlan, and a small team of engineers and... Mon, 11 May 2015 15:07:00 GMT PHOTO RELEASE: Honoring 40 years of service to DoD JOINT BASE McGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Joseph Tempel, the P-8 support equipment integrated product lead for the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA-290), was honored for 40 years of service to the DoD during a Program Management (AIR 1.0) site... Mon, 11 May 2015 12:48:00 GMT PHOTO RELEASE: Program Management employee receives DoD recognition JOINT BASE McGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Buck Buchanan, right, Program Management's (AIR 1.0) deputy assistant commander for Acquisition, congratulates Shane Campana, aviation wiring common support equipment team leader, for receiving a letter of appreciation from a senior DoD official during a... Mon, 11 May 2015 12:18:00 GMT Photo: Erker relieves Masica as VX-23 CO NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. — Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker stands with Navy Cmdr. Michael Masica in front of friends, family and squadron members during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, May... Sat, 09 May 2015 13:29:00 GMT IFF Mode 5 completes developmental testing NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office (PMA-213) took the next evolutionary step with the threat-recognition system for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler through a series of ground and flight... Thu, 07 May 2015 15:53:00 GMT NAVAIR NPS master’s degree grads work together to create engineering solutions NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Twenty four Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) employees and officers were recognized for completing a two-year master’s degree in systems engineering via the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) at a graduation ceremony in the... Thu, 07 May 2015 14:19:00 GMT TOPGUN presentation at NAWCWD raises expectations for TEDP program Sponsored by the Tactical Engineer Development Program (TEDP), Lt. Jay McVann, TOPGUN instructor, delivered an in-depth presentation called “Threat Pilot and Tactics” at China Lake, California April 17 that set the bar for applicants recently accepted into the new development... Thu, 07 May 2015 13:10:00 GMT