February 27, 2017

Mayport Lands East Coast Drone Hub

East Coast Drone Hub Lands in Mayport

Naval Station Mayport in Florida was selected to house the Navy’s new squadron of unmanned aerial surveillance Triton drones. Mayport in Jacksonville was chosen as the drone hub from three finalists. The other two were NAS Key West and NASA Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory

Communities surrounding the Outlying Field Webster are advised that low-level tower fly-by testing events are scheduled to take place from 2 to 4 pm Thursday, Feb. 16.

DefSec Mattis Cleared to Begin Work

DefSec Mattis

Newly sworn in DefSec James Mattis held what the Defense Department called a “Top 4″ meeting Saturday that included Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work; and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Marines Want a Few Good Cyber Specialists

Marines Want a Few Good Cyber Specialists

President-elect Donald Trump thinks the Marines need more good men. Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says the USMC needs cyber specialists, electronic warfare troops, intelligence analysts, and engineers.

Autonomous Tools Urgent Needs of Warfighter

RADM Mark Darrah

The warfighter needs solutions yesterday, tools that support mission autonomy are urgently sought.

Dems Say NDAA Undermines Civilian Employees

Hoyer Jobs Growth Dec. 2016

Vet preference, merit systems & due process rights are jeopardized, a letter sent to conferees of the NDAA asks for changes.

Webster Field Staff Aid in National Disasters

Communications trucks outfitted and updated at St. Inigoes’ Webster Field are called into action for emergencies around the country.

Students Around the Globe at Webster Field AUVSI Competition

Students from five countries compete in 11th annual UAV competition at Webster Field including Great Mills High School.

Webster Field Tech Team Saves Lives, Time & Money

NAWCAD Surface Systems Services’ Joe Bailey leads a team to reverse engineer and fabricate a critical radar element needed for carrier landings.

Reminder: Munitions Hearing

NAVFAC is setting priorities for investigating munitions sites at Pax River and Webster Field.