February 2, 2023

Pax Noise Advisory Through Jan. 13

Communities surrounding Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude aircraft flight test events are scheduled to take place January 6 from noon to 1:30pm and January 10-13 from 2-4pm.

Grants Awarded for County Conservation Efforts

Conservation

The Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust received a grant for $852,262 for the Huntersville Rural Legacy Area, and Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development received a grant for $493,984 for the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area.

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.

Navy to Give Update on PFAS Site Inspection

PFAS

Residents and other interested parties in the vicinity of NAS Patuxent River and Webster Outlying Field are invited to attend a virtual Restoration Advisory Board meeting for an update on the US Navy’s site inspection of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from 6 to 7 pm April 28, 2021.

Crozier Won’t Be Reinstated on USS Roosevelt

Crozier

Capt. Brett Crozier will not be reinstated as captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt nor will he receive any further punishment for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak on the aircraft carrier.

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.

FAA Releases Specifications for Unmanned Test Sites

x-47b UCAS first flight

Officials hope to make Southern Maryland one of six sites selected for domestic unmanned aircraft testing.

Pax River Sailors Remember the USS Tulip

USS Tulip Ceremony 2012

Sailors from Naval Air Station Patuxent River commemorate the 148th anniversary of the USS Tulip explosion in St. Inigoes, Maryland.

Pax River Fined $38,000 for EPA Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency found violations in 11 buildings at Pax River and Webster Field.

Two New Buildings Expand Webster Field Mission

Ground broken for second Special Communications Requirements division facility and Maryland National Guard drone hangar.