NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:41:04 GMT Photo: New propulsion and power engineers gain insight into design processes NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. — Engineers from Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Engineering and Scientist Development Program (ESDP) and Propulsion and Power Engineering Department learn about General Electric's (GE) engineering practices at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:09:00 GMT Air-to-Air Missile Program supports Army test of AIM-9X, demonstrates integrated warfighter capability NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — In establishing a partnership with the U.S. Army, the Air-to-Air Missiles Program office, PMA-259 is supporting an unorthodox, yet successful way to launch an air-to-air missile from the ground. PMA-259’s test team arrived in... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:46:00 GMT Marine captain takes top honors for aviation maintenance excellence NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A Marine Corps captain recently earned CNO’s Charles J. “Chuck” Nechvatal aviation ground maintenance officer of the year award for his contribution to the deployment of one of the service’s newest small unmanned... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:46:00 GMT Rushing named NAVAIR Junior Sailor of 2014 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) Sailor who spends most of his time taking care of others got a chance to stand in the spotlight. Petty Officer 2nd Class Victor J. Rushing, Jr. was... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:34:00 GMT U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River March 12. One... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:57:00 GMT FRCSE celebrates opening of newly renovated production shop JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A ribbon cutting ceremony held March 11 officially reopened Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Building 189/190 production shop after a $3.4 million renovation project. FRCSE Executive Officer Capt. Chuck Stuart, along with FRCSE Industrial Engineer Carol Brooks, FRCSE... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:25:00 GMT First airborne flights completed for MAGIC CARPET NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Recently, engineers and test pilots at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division successfully transitioned the newly-developed F/A-18 flight control software called MAGIC CARPET from the virtual world of the simulator to... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMT FRCSW lands CNO Environmental Award NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, CA – In recognition of its consistent and effective environmental operations, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) was recently chosen by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) to receive the fiscal year 2014 Environmental Award in... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:13:00 GMT Advanced Hawkeye makes maiden deployment on Theodore Roosevelt NORFOLK, VA - Five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 embarked upon their maiden deployment March 11, 2015, as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). After completing... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:34:00 GMT Essential virtual training for the warfighter NAVAL AIR SYSTEM COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD – Who would have guessed gaming with friends after school, could one day be transferred into real world lifesaving experiences. Today, virtual training is used to teach members of the U.S. armed forces... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:51:00 GMT Public schools, NAVAIR partner to encourage STEM NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., – Rows of black laboratory tables, posters of the periodic table of elements and catchy Albert Einstein words of wisdom were all but forgotten as 36 Great Mills High School students got their first... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:51:00 GMT Purple Heart recipient’s account of surviving an IED blast NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – “I remember loading up in the truck and the next thing I know I’m seeing dust at my feet, my ears are ringing and I’m seeing dust everywhere. I remember seeing a... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:31:00 GMT To thrive, leaders need to move and change NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — How do you leak energy? And how do you stop the energy leaks that lead to burnout so you can thrive as an employee and a leader? A seminar in commemoration of Women’s... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:01:00 GMT NAVAIR honors Black History Month with poet, author NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The America of today is more welcome of diversity than it was at the dawn of the previous century, said a poet who spoke as part of NAVAIR’s Black History Month event... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:51:00 GMT Three NAVAIR employees win Modern Day Technology Leaders awards NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Three NAVAIR employees were recognized as Modern Day Technology Leaders at the 29th annual National Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference Feb.... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:48:00 GMT FRCMA Detachment Patuxent River scores a “zero off-track” inspection COMMANDER, FLEET READINESS CENTERS, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Having a zero “off-track” Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI) is the equivalent of winning a championship, and Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic Detachment Patuxent River (FRCMA Det Pax River) can hoist its proverbial trophy... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:22:00 GMT FRCSE Sailors saves accident victim’s life JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Sailor from Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) has earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his heroic actions that saved the life of a traffic accident victim Jan. 14 in Jacksonville, Fla. FRCSE Commanding Officer... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:19:00 GMT Montford Point Marines recount struggles with discrimination JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two of the original Montford Point Marines participated in Fleet Readiness Center Southeast’s Black History Month celebration Feb. 26 offering a glimpse of their trials and tribulations at the nation’s first African-American Marine Corps training camp. Alpha Ganious,... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:10:00 GMT Harriers Go Digital: New technology allows Marine aircraft to expand mission NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – A  U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier flew its first mission with the new BRU-70/A Digital Improved Triple Ejector Rack (DITER) in support of the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in January. A single aircraft... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:00 GMT Hollingsworth: see things through the warfighter’s eyes NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – In his 38-year career, Senior Executive Service member Larry Hollingsworth, director of Cyber Warfare at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), has seen the nature of warfare change. One thing that hasn’t changed: “My... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:00 GMT