March 2, 2024

Oldest Flag Quarters in Navy Celebrates 300 Years

Flag Quarters

VADM Carl Chebi, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command at NAS Patuxent River, and a gathering of visitors, industry leaders, and guests recently celebrated the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Mattapany Manor, the residence of the vice admiral and NAVAIR commanders before him.

Naval Aviators Honor Past, Look to Future

Naval Aviators

Tailhook 2023 featured dialogue from across carrier aviation, providing opportunities for naval aviators to honor their past as well as to discuss the requirements for current readiness and the future force.

International Defense; Local Expertise

More than half of the 2023 Defense Summit presentations from top military leadership were presented by NAWCAD and NAVAIR leaders to discuss naval aviation and national security with the Patuxent River military and contracting community.

Pax Office Recognized for Small Business Advocacy

Small Business

The PMA-260 Program Office received a NAVAIR Commander’s Award in May for small business advocacy during a ceremony at NAS Patuxent River.

Weapons Tests at Dahlgren Prompt Lawsuit by Environmental Groups

Weapons Tests Dahlgren

US Navy weapons testing at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, VA, has sparked a lawsuit by two environmental groups. Environmentalists allege the tests don’t abide by the Clean Water Act.

Registration Continues for Defense Summit

F-35's Gun Pod Trials Completed

Registration continues for The Patuxent Partnership 2023 Defense Summit on Naval Aviation and National Security to be held Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

TPP to Present 2023 Defense Summit


The Patuxent Partnership will present its 2023 Defense Summit on Naval Aviation and National Security on June 21 at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

March 21 VADM Chebi’s Update to Local Defense Industry

Pax River

The Patuxent Partnership will present NAVAIR commander VADM Carl Chebi and Tom Rudowsky, deputy commander, providing an update on NAE/NAVAIR’s North Stars: Capability, Affordability, Availability and “help needed” from industry on March 21, 2023.

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.