July 19, 2019

Solid Curtain Exercise at Pax Feb. 4-15

Solid Curtain

Naval installations in the National Capital Region, including NAS Patuxent River, will conduct Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019 from Feb. 4 to 15, 2019.

DefSec Wants Review Comparing F-35 & Hornet

f-35

Defense Secretary James Mattis is calling forĀ a review that compares the F-35C and F/A-18E/F operational capabilities and assesses the extent that F/A-18E/F improvements (an advanced Super Hornet) can be made in order to provide “competitive, cost effective, fighter aircraft alternative.”

Preparing for the Worst, Keeping Pax Safe

During the two-week Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield training exercise, Pax River and St. Mary’s emergency personnel respond to a mock active shooter threat.