February 23, 2024

Noise Advisory for Pax, Webster Field

Webster Field

Communities surrounding Webster Outlying Field and NAS Patuxent River are advised that there will be an increase in aircraft flight activities associated with US Naval Test Pilot School training. This increase in aircraft activity will occur through March 8, 2024.

US Set to Train Ukrainian F-16 Pilots


The Pentagon said that the US will begin training Ukrainian F-16 pilots within the next few months. Following English language training for pilots, F-16 flying training is expected to begin in October at Morris Air National Guard Base in Tucson, AZ, facilitated by the Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing.

Pax River’s Somerville Makes History Again


CAPT Elizabeth Somerville became the US Navy’s first woman to command Naval Test Wing Atlantic at a change of command ceremony last week at NAS Pax River. Somerville relieved COL Richard Marigliano.

36 Graduate From Test Pilot School Class 158

36 Graduate

Thirty-six students graduated from the US Naval Test Pilot School in a ceremony Jan. 22, 2021.

Pentagon Dismisses Criticism of F-35 Program

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Lt. Gen. Eric Fick took exception to recent criticism of the F-35 JSF program by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, reports Defense News. The Pentagon’s head of the F-35 Lightning II JPO countered Musk by saying that the jet will be relevant for decades to come. “I’m happy to see what comes next, be it manned or unmanned, but I think the F-35 is going…

The Top 20 UAS Manufacturers


A photo review of the 20 UAS manufacturers considered as having the greatest potential impact in coming years.

Marines Could Fly F-35 to UK


The Marines could decide they have no concerns about their F-35 jump-jet models and allow the jets to travel overseas.