May 23, 2024

Civilians of Year for 2022 Named at Pax


Naval Air Station Patuxent River recently announced its Civilians of the Year for 2022.

DoD Still at Risk of Cyber Intrusions

Fifty cybersecurity assessments of combatant commands and the military services by the Department of Defense reveal its missions and systems continue to be at risk of cyber intrusions, despite improvements in network defenses.

Solid Curtain Exercise at Pax Jan. 29-Feb. 9

Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will conduct Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2018 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 9, 2018. NAS Patuxent River will participate in the annual exercise.

US, Japan Condemn N. Korea Missile Launch

North Korea missile launch

Other countries join US and Japan denouncing the recent missile launch by North Korea. The Japanese prime minister called the incident Sunday “absolutely intolerable.”

Solid Curtain Citadel Shield at Pax Feb 2-13

Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is an annual Navywide exercise designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy Security Forces. Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise.

F-35B Shipboard Testing on the Chopping Block

F-35B Joint Strike Fighter on USS Wasp deck

Plans to test the Marine’s Joint Strike Fighter on the USS Wasp could be cut under sequestration.

All DoD Workers Could Be Furloughed Under Latest Plan


Virtually all civilian defense employees would be furloughed if Congress doesn’t resolve sequestration by March.

Morning Coffee: Poseidon Program Readies for Training

As flights ramp up for the P-8 Poseidon, currently testing at Pax River, the program moves to train crews.

Two Pax River Gates Shutting Friday Morning

pax river base gate 1

Gates 2 and 3 will close after 8:30 a.m. for security exercise.

Navy to Seek Growler Replacement Ideas This Summer

A pair of Boeing EA-18G Growlers, XE 573 166857 and XE 571 166855 of the VX-9 "Vampires" bank over the desert.

NAVAIR could release RFPs for the next-generation jammer this summer.