December 5, 2022

VXS-1 Safety Officer Hyder Honored


LT Samuel T. Hyder, safety officer with Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1, earned the 2021 Grampaw Pettibone Individual Award at NAS Patuxent River.

Sea-Air-Space Expo to Feature NAVAIR Speakers

Naval Air Systems Command will be well-represented at the annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor in early April.

VADM Chebi to Address TPP/ANA

VADM Chebi

VADM Carl Chebi, commander of NAVAIR, will join The Patuxent Partnership and the Association of Naval Aviation Pax River Squadron at the “NAVAIR — One Team One Fight” panel on March 3, 2022.

Two Squadrons at Pax Earn Safety Awards


The US Naval Test Pilot School and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 received a Safety “S” for earning the 2020 Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award last month.

Colon Is MOAA Officer of the Year


LT CMDR Wanda Colon received the 2021 Admiral Merlin O’Neill Officer of the Year award from the Military Officers Association of America.

Webster Field Hosts UAS Cargo Resupply Demo

Webster Field

A Navy Blue Water UAS takes off from Webster Field Outlying Field in Maryland on Oct. 27, 2021, for a cargo resupply demonstration. Blue Water is a Navy-focused platform for resupply at sea. (US Navy photo) The US Navy and Marine Corps may soon have a way to resupply warfighters on the front line using unmanned systems capable of delivering necessary supplies from a distance in a variety of scenarios. The department is considering several cargo resupply systems and recently demonstrated these capabilities to senior leadership during an event October 27 at NAWCAD’s Webster Outlying Field in St. Inigoes. The…

‘Overall Excellence’ Noted in Super Hornet Readiness

The US Navy F/A-18E/F Readiness program won the Aviation Week Overall Excellence Award 2021 during the annual Defense Chain Conference in Washington, DC, last month.