June 20, 2024

Pax F-35 Pilot Makes 1st Night SRVL on UK Carrier

F-35 Pilot

An US Navy F-35 Lightning II test pilot from NAS Pax River performed the first night shipborne rolling vertical landing, or SRVL, aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier, in Atlantic waters just after 9pm Oct. 29. This came after MAJ Paul Gucwa had performed the first SRVL earlier that day.

NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory for Solomons

Communities surrounding the NAS Pax River are advised that there are plans to make a single low-level pass of Solomons Island with 10 jets flying in formation. The event is scheduled to take place Friday, March 25, 2022, between noon and 1 pm.

PA, WV Area Noise Advisory March 14-30

F-35B JSF over Pax River

Naval Air Station Pax River is alerting residents of the Letterkenny, PA, and Berkeley Springs, WV, area that nighttime flights are scheduled to take place in the vicinity of those communities from March 14 – March 30, 2022.

DoD Forbids Use of CBD Products by Service Members

CDB Products

As each military service has been rolling out its own policy regarding hemp-derived products like cannabidiol, or CBD, DoD issued this warning: “It’s completely forbidden for use by any service member in any of the services at this point of time.”

F-35B Makes First Sloped Landings

F-35B

The F-35B is taking to the skies over Bogue, North Carolina. The short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing fighter is scheduled to continue sloped surface vertical-landing tests through late February 2018.

DoD Assigned Role in Gun Control Initiatives

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DoD will play a role in President Obama’s gun control initiatives, to research and adopt improved firearms safety and technology.

Video: F-35B Lands at Eglin

The first production model of the F-35B arrives at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

MD Could Lose 36K Jobs

Defense industry says state would be in top ten budget cut losers.