October 20, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Community Assistance Day Set Oct. 29 -

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wreaths Across America Exhibit Travels to St. Mary’s -

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SoMD Heritage Series Concludes Nov. 16 -

Monday, October 18, 2021

St. Mary’s Public Forum Set Oct. 19 -

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Navy Tests Newest Subsonic Aerial Target

Subsonic

The Navy’s Aerial Target program office (PMA-208) recently completed three back-to-back test flights with its newest subsonic aerial target, BQM-177A, in preparation for Full Operational Capability this year.

Sailors Complete EMALS Training Course

EMALS

Ten sailors were the first to graduate from the virtual reality-based Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, Carrier Aviation Boatswain Mate Equipment C-school.

NAVAIR Leaders Join Virtual Mentoring Session

Mentoring

Learning to thrive at work and in life, especially in the midst of a new operating environment, was the theme of a virtual mentoring event last month hosted by three systems commands, including NAVAIR.

VADM Chebi New NAVAIR Commander

Chebi

VADM Carl P. Chebi relieved VADM Dean Peters as commander of the Naval Air Systems Command during a ceremony last week at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

Undersea Warfare Priority for Navy

Undersea

The US Navy is renewing its focus on undersea threats and has labeled anti-submarine warfare a priority for all sailors.

Cricchi New NAWCAD Executive Director

Cricchi

Stephen E. Cricchi is the new civilian executive director at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Patuxent River, MD, headquarters.

Somerville New VX-23 Commander

Somerville

CAPT Elizabeth “Lizard” Somerville took command of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 during a change of command ceremony at NAS Patuxent River.

Navy’s JPALS Reaches Historic Milestone

JPALS

JPALS has reached a historic milestone as the US Navy declares initial operational capability for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System. This signals the system is ready to provide precision approach and landing capabilities to tactical carrier aircraft at sea.

Corps Receives 60th KC-130J Super Hercules

The US Marine Corps received its 60th KC-130J aircraft in March; the aircraft includes improved navigational performance, a modernized cockpit, and other key upgrades.

Production Can Start on Tactical Combat Training System

Tactical Combat

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office received Milestone C approval for its next-generation air combat training system, the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II.