NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:57:12 GMT Franken-trailer comes alive at FRCSE, helps command transport aircraft JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tucked away in a corner at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) sat an old, rusted, and dented piece of machinery that was deemed useless and headed for the scrap yard. At 2 a.m. Friday morning, that piece... Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:23:00 GMT Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the future USS... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:07:00 GMT E-2D program successful critical design review moves Hawkeye closer to aerial refueling AR will extend flights, improve persistence of coverage NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Aerial refueling of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is closer to reality after the Navy successfully conducted a critical design review of its AR capability Wednesday and... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:45:00 GMT Photo: HX-21 completes first flight with developmental electronic warfare pod NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- On June 8, 2015, a UH-1Y from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 completed the first test flight with a developmental electronic warfare (EW) pod.  The pod would represent a new... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:28:00 GMT Students celebrate their success in receiving first ever M&S graduate certificates NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- On June 18th, the first 14 students in the School of Modeling and Simulation (M&S), part of the NAVAIR University College of Test and Evaluation, received their graduate certificates after completing four... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:12:00 GMT USS Anzio conducts Tomahawk test launch EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile is fired from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a missile exercise June 25 off the coast of Florida.   The test proved that the cruise missile can... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:18:00 GMT Students get taste of life as FRCSE engineers JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Eight students are getting a first-hand look at what life would be like to work as engineers for Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE). This unique opportunity to intern with engineers and gain hands-on experience is made available through... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:41:00 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 10:17:00 GMT NAWCWD employees see their products in play NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. -- It’s not every day that Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) employees get a chance to see the impact their work in acquisition and research, development, test and evaluation... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:18:00 GMT FULL STEAM AHEAD: Navy engineer's career tracks evolution of catapult used to launch naval aircraft NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — There's nothing "modest" about the Navy's new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) — and perhaps one naval engineer knows this best. 80-year-old Modest (moh-DEST') Zacharczenko (za-kar-CHEN'-ko) has spent most of his 55-year career... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:06:00 GMT NAVAIR’s Logistics Support Management Systems Team shines at 15th annual Commander’s Awards NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --  In recognition for taking a cost-wise approach to increasing warfighter readiness, NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. David Dunaway presented a Commander’s Award to the Integrated Logistics Support Management System (ILSMS) Integrated Product Team... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:18:00 GMT Photo: Davis relieves Fortier as Test Pilot School CO NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Maryland -- Army Lt. Col. Gregory Fortier stands with Marine Lt. Col. Timothy Davis during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, June 18. Davis relieved Fortier as commanding officer... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:41:00 GMT FRCSE hangar renovation to reduce energy footprint, save nearly $1M annually JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fleet Readiness Center Southeast’s (FRCSE) Aircraft Paint and Finishing Hangar is undergoing renovation designed to reduce its energy footprint by nearly $1 million annually. The project is being funded using congressional-appropriated funding through the Energy Conservation Investment Program. The... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:56:00 GMT Weapons Division’s Jacobs and Carreño win NAVAIR Commander’s Awards NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) leadership presented Weapons Division’s Mary Jacobs, contracts, and Dan Carreño and his synthetic guidance demonstration team with two of the organization’s most prestigious honors during... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:33:00 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 12:50:00 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 11:34:00 GMT NAVAIR Lakehurst celebrates winners at Department awards ceremony JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.— The Support Equipment (SE) and Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) Department (AIR-4.8) recognized technical acumen and leadership excellence during its second segment of the 2015 AIR-4.8 awards ceremony on June 3 at NAVAIR’s Lakehurst site. ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:27:00 GMT UCLASS team wins commander’s award for ‘seminal’ design review NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) team was among the 10 groups to receive a NAVAIR Commander’s Award during a ceremony held June 17 at NAS Patuxent River. Vice Adm.... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:31:00 GMT Wing Shop as important to FRCSE as wings are to Hornet JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When the U.S. military decided to extend the lifespan of the F/A-18 Hornet an additional 2,000 to 4,000 flight hours, it had an immediate effect on the employees of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE). Pushing the aircraft beyond... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:25:00 GMT First class of naval flight officers using multi-crew simulator for training receives its 'wings' NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – In a milestone event for the U.S. Navy, the first group of students trained on the multi-crew simulator recently received its wings, designating them naval flight officers. "We have entered a new era... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:20:00 GMT