NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:02:55 GMT Making new efforts to conserve in Eastern NC MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Out with the old and in with newer and smarter devices is one approach Fleet Readiness Center East is taking toward energy conservation. Engineers are looking at a variety of strategies to further... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:18:00 GMT FRCSW Wins CNO Aviation Safety Award Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Public Affairs Office P.O. Box 357058 San Diego, CA 92135-7058 (619) 545-3415 Release #: 16-008                                   February 4, 2016 __________________________________________________________________   FRCSW Lands CNO Aviation Safety Award NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, CA – In recognition of its consistent, effective, and safe airborne operations, Fleet Readiness Center... Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:23:00 GMT SECDEF Carter visits China Lake NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake on Feb. 2 for a tour and discussion about the innovative work going on at the command. “This place... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:23:00 GMT V-22 Navy variant receives official designation NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, NAS Patuxent River, Md. — In February 2015, the Navy announced the Carrier Onboard Delivery, commonly referred to as COD, platform of the future would be a maritime variant of the V-22 Osprey. Until recently, that aircraft... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:45:00 GMT Marines honored for excellence in aviation NAVAL AIR STATION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron presented excellence in aviation awards to three local Marines for demonstrated achievements in speed to the fleet, improving warfighter capabilities, and reducing cost per... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:53:00 GMT Forum focuses on hot topics of collaboration, partnerships to increase readiness, speed to fleet NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- It was a standing-room-only crowd for Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0) Hot Topics Forum here Jan. 20. The resounding theme for the day was collaboration as... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:04:00 GMT For two FRCSE employees, 107 years of service comes to end Jacksonville, Fla. – “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done: retire,” Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Engine Inspector Don Tenbusch said at a joint retirement luncheon with fellow Crinkley Engine Facility aircraft examiner Roland Garcia on Dec. 17. Between Tenbusch,... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:07:00 GMT Ceremony launches new FRCSW helo facility FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHWEST, NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif., -- Fleet vertical lift squadrons can look forward to getting their assets returned much faster in the coming years as Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) marked the completion of its... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:38:00 GMT Navy’s UxS Common Control System completes first live demonstration NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy recently tested its newly developed Common Control System (CCS) with a submersible unmanned vehicle during a series of underwater missions at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport in Puget Sound,... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:58:00 GMT Close to 200 future leaders graduate from NAVAIR’s leadership development programs NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A command-wide graduation ceremony held here Jan. 13 recognized 198 future leaders from NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program (NLDP) and Journey Leadership Development Program (JLDP). The two programs, part of an ongoing command commitment... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:19:00 GMT NAVAIR names Sailor of the Year NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The 2015 finalists for NAVAIR Sailor of the Year assembled for a ceremony recognizing their accomplishments in the atrium of the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett building Jan. 14. “These First Class Petty... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:57:00 GMT Blackjack UAS ready for fleet operation NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy and Marine Corps’ RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) received the official green light for operation Jan. 13, marking a major milestone for the program. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:31:00 GMT FRCSE 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year made most of bid for freedom Jacksonville, Fla. - On a summer day in 1994, Francisco Arguelles and his mother helped push a makeshift boat fashioned from six tractor tire tubes and wood off Havana’s Malecón sea wall and into the Florida Straits – he was... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:38:00 GMT Martin Luther King Jr. event emphasizes community involvement NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The long, hot “Freedom Summer” of 1964 in McComb, Mississippi, was anything but slow. It was a summer simmering with racial tensions, exploding into heated hate. For Jan Nave Barnes and her family,... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:55:00 GMT New group addresses NAVAIR entry-level employees’ questions, concerns NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Meghan Wagner always wanted to work in the government service. So when the Tucson, Arizona, native found a position at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) headquarters for someone with a bachelor’s degree in... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:33:00 GMT NAVAIR 6.6 military director recognized for improving naval aviation readiness posture NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) leadership named Capt. Nate Schneider a winner of the Outstanding Performance Award during an NAE Air Board video teleconference Jan. 7. Schneider was recognized for his work as the... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:37:00 GMT Bittersweet goodbyes: Last S-3 Viking leaves U.S. Navy service After more than 40 years of service, the last S-3B Viking in U.S. Navy service launched one last time from the runway at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, on Jan. 11.  Originally introduced in 1974 as a replacement for... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:40:00 GMT NAWCWD Threat/Targets team recycles, upgrades, brings knowledge home What if you could rip the engine out of your ’79 grocery-getter and make it run like a sports car for a third the cost of buying new? Late last year, the Threat/Target Systems Department at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons... Thu, 07 Jan 2016 18:21:00 GMT Safety, ethics and personal responsibility: NTWP and NAWCWD get back in the saddle NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUGU, California - Complacency. Challenger. Columbia. Your neighbor backing up into your mailbox in the morning. Complacency is at the heart of disasters big and small; diligence, self-awareness and personal accountability are at the... Thu, 07 Jan 2016 18:19:00 GMT “Top Hook” pilot honors for son of MAL-EIT logistician NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Growing up, Jerald Humphrey’s son, Jerry, had a fascination with flight. So when now-Lt. Cmdr. Humphrey graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2003 and was commissioned a pilot, the senior Humphrey wasn’t... Thu, 07 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMT