May 18, 2024

NAWCAD Internships for Rising HS Seniors


The Patuxent Partnership reminds rising high school seniors the application window has opened for the Summer Workshop Next Generation NAWCAD Workforce (N2W) Internship Program (Engineer/Scientist) at NAS Patuxent River.

Navy Lowers Requirements for Enlistees

Requirements for Enlistees

The US Navy will now allow those without a high school diploma or GED to enlist as long as they reach a certain score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test. The service hopes these new standards will attract more prospects during its recruiting crisis.

Celebrating 50 Years of Women in Naval Aviation

Naval Aviation

2023 marked the 50th anniversary of women in naval aviation, an anniversary that celebrates when the first women began flight school in Pensacola, FL, in 1973.

Oldest Flag Quarters in Navy Celebrates 300 Years

Flag Quarters

VADM Carl Chebi, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command at NAS Patuxent River, and a gathering of visitors, industry leaders, and guests recently celebrated the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Mattapany Manor, the residence of the vice admiral and NAVAIR commanders before him.

Pax Radar Jammers Show Off Their Skills


Before returning to school, dozens of children received a lesson they would not learn in a classroom. The US Navy’s Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Program Office (PMA-234) welcomed more than 75 family members and guests to the inaugural JAM Fest at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

DoD Funds 8 New Microelectronics Commons Hubs


The US Defense Department will award $238 million to eight regional “innovation hubs” around the country which will be a part of the new Microelectronics Commons. The hubs are expected to spur development of a domestic microelectronics manufacturing industry. Three of the hubs are located on the East Coast in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and New York.

Naval Aviators Honor Past, Look to Future

Naval Aviators

Tailhook 2023 featured dialogue from across carrier aviation, providing opportunities for naval aviators to honor their past as well as to discuss the requirements for current readiness and the future force.

Register for NAVAIR/NAWC ICE Event


The Patuxent Partnership will hold a classified Industry Collaborative Exchange on July 12 at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River conducted by the Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Aviation Program Executive Offices, along with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft and Weapons Divisions. The registration deadline is July 7.

CH-53K Moving Toward Entry Into Service


The US Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion program is preparing for its first deployment in 2025. The heavy lift helicopter recently also recently went through its second set of sea trials. The Corps continues to execute the transition from the CH-53E to the CH-53K and is on schedule to declare full operational capability in FY2029.

A Debut for Blue Angels’ 1st Female Pilot

Blue Angels

The US Navy’s Blue Angels demonstration team has its first female pilot — LT Amanda Lee. LT Lee flew her first public show earlier this month at the Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show.