NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:57:01 GMT FRCSW, FRCSE Collaborate on JASDF E-2C Requirement NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND - In a move that exemplifies teamwork and cooperation, Fleet Readiness Centers Southwest (FRCSW) and Southeast (FRCSE) recently joined forces to ensure the timely return of E-2C Hawkeye components to the Japanese Air Self Defense... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:19:00 GMT Carver assumes command of VX-23 from Erker PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland -- Navy Cmdr. James Carver relieved Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker as commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 Sept. 16 after serving as the squadron's chief test pilot since October 2014. During Erker's tenure... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:31:00 GMT Navy approves Triton UAS for production NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) received milestone C approval, Sept. 22. This decision by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Honorable... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:54:00 GMT NAVAIR leaders build their global perspective and learn why it matters NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR’s future leaders learned about their place and influence in the world at a global perspectives seminar in Newport, Rhode Island, Aug. 22-26. The class, part of the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP),... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:59:00 GMT PHOTO RELEASE: Mentoring NAVAIR’s future workforce NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Ann Wood, production director for Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), mentors Emily Stump and Jen Dickson during a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Speed Mentoring event Sept. 8 at Naval Air Station Patuxent... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:46:00 GMT Mission mattered most in West’s work for warfighter MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- Accomplishing the mission by getting capability and capacity to the warfighter was Dennis West’s raison d’etre over the course of his 32-year career. On Aug. 31, West departed his position as deputy commander,... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:40:00 GMT NAWCWD capabilities yield explosive results The Salt Wells facility at the China Lake Propulsion Laboratory at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division has a long and distinguished history of developing energetics dating back to Project Camel, the code name for China Lake’s involvement in the... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:30:00 GMT Logistics employees honored for cost-saving and innovative initiatives Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.  – A team from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Patuxent River and a logistics manager from Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), Orlando, Florida, are the recipients of the 2016 Michael G. Simodejka Awards... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:36:00 GMT Navy launches JSOW C-1 during Valiant Shield NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Sailors from Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) fired the newest Joint Standoff Weapon, JSOW C-1,  Sept. 13 during Valiant Shield exercise conducted in the Western Pacific. Valiant Shield is the first time the... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:17:00 GMT “Slam Stick”™ Helps NAVAIR Engineers Troubleshoot Aircraft NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. The proverb “Good things come in small packages” may well be the new mantra of the avionics department of Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) In-Service Support Center-North Island. An engineering tool called “Slam Stick”™ is... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:02:00 GMT Coppersmith takes on position as VX-31 technical director James Coppersmith describes himself as “an open book” and is proud others have labeled him a “compassionate leader.” His focus on the well-being of those in his squadron continues to be a priority as he settles into his position as... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:04:00 GMT U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force test aerial refueling capability NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Testing for the U.S. Navy’s fighter aircraft to receive fuel from the Italian Air Force’s KC-767A aircraft is currently underway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This six week test period is... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:01:00 GMT NAWC engineers drive Special Operations innovation MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Two Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) employees of the Special Communications Mission Systems Division, St. Inigoes, Maryland, permanently assigned to the U. S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida,... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:27:00 GMT FRCSE employee was eyewitness to cataclysmic events of 9/11 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For Ricky Dumm and his wife Tammy, it was the first vacation in years they’d be able to take as a couple now that their daughter was a senior in high school and could stay home alone. The... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:18:00 GMT Countering the Readiness Challenge NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Keeping mission-capable aircraft on the flightline for pilots to be ready for tasking, also known as Ready Basic Aircraft (RBA), is a never-ending challenge for logisticians and maintainers. And for a variety... Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:57:00 GMT Zarzaca adds capability to Air-6.0, named employee of quarter NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- Ten years is a long time, and that’s how long Naval Air Systems Command has been without the organic capability to manage training systems plans. One NAVAIR logistics professional is working to... Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:50:00 GMT NAVAIR Fellows Program welcomes four new inductees from NAWCWD NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Four Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees were inducted into the highly-regarded Naval Air Systems Command Fellows Program on Aug. 25 at China Lake and Point Mugu. “You’ve demonstrated curiosity,... Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:25:00 GMT Ford Sailors train to trap with Advanced Arresting Gear NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Nineteen Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) recently graduated from Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) operator and maintainer initial training conducted at the test sites in Lakehurst, New Jersey. This... Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:39:00 GMT NAWCWD hosts diversity speaker Dr. Steve Robbins NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - There was laughter and there were tears, but more importantly, there was a deeper understanding of the human psyche and why “your brain is good at inclusion…except when it’s not.”     In... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:24:00 GMT RDTE Net success integral to 3-D future MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC — Fleet Readiness Center East has “Authority to Operate” its manufacturing Research, De­velopment, Test and Evaluation Network, and the new capabil­ity and infrastructure enables the depot to provide optimal fleet support in the... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:48:00 GMT