ROWLAND Senior Chief Air Traffic Controller Shane Edwards is presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for meritorious achievement while serving as Air Traffic Control Admin Leading Chief Petty Officer at NAS Patuxent River from July 2013 to May 2015. Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Phillip Annis is presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for his duties as the Radar Air Traffic Control Facility Control Facility Controller and Training Petty Officer from May 2012 to May 2015. Patrolman First Class Robert Hogan is presented with a Letter of Commendation during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for outstanding performance of duty from January 2014 through January 2015 as a police officer onboard NAS Patuxent River. Jerome Ray is presented with a Letter of Commendation during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for outstanding performance of duty from January 2009 to May 2015 as the Emergency Management Officer at NAS Patuxent River. Ray pioneered the use of the AtHoc system at Pax River. Electronics Technician 3rd Class Joseph Dorn is presented with a Letter of Commendation during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for outstanding performance of his duty as an air traffic control communication technician at Pax from April 2013 to May 2015. Arthur Peterson is presented with a Length of Service Award during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for 15 years of service to the Navy and the government of the United States. Jerome Ray is presented with a Length of Service Award during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for five years of service to the Navy and the government of the United States. AC2 Michael Rhoads Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Matthew Dunn is presented with a Letter of Appreciation during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for outstanding support and efforts during the Federal Aviation Administration's nation-wide airspace redesign and reassignment initiative. Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Heale is presented with a Letter of Appreciation during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for outstanding support and efforts during the Federal Aviation Administration's nation-wide airspace redesign and reassignment initiative. Chief Air Traffic Controller Nicholas Langevin is presented with a Letter of Appreciation during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for outstanding support and efforts during the Federal Aviation Administration's nation-wide airspace redesign and reassignment initiative. Robert Cooney is presented with a Letter of Commendation during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for outstanding support and efforts during the Federal Aviation Administration's nation-wide airspace redesign and reassignment initiative. Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Zeberiah Finn is presented with a Bravo Zulu during NAS Command Quarters, April 23, for his response to damage of a fire suppression system water main pipe in Building 103.

Welcome to Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Celebrating over 70 years of community partnership.

Where the future of Naval Aviation begins

Installation Information

Nestled in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, where the waters of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay meet, sits Naval Air Station Patuxent River, a complex where the future of naval aviation begins.

Approximately 90 miles from the Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia, and 65 miles south of the nation’s capitol, the 14,500-acre complex includes the main station in Lexington Park, Webster Outlying Field in St. Inigoes, Naval Recreation Center Solomons in Calvert County and Bloodsworth Island Range in the Chesapeake Bay.

Since its commissioning April 1, 1943, NAS Pax River has evolved into the Center of Excellence for Naval Aviation.

The consolidation, integration and collocation of the Base Realignment and Closures in the mid-1990s brought more than 20,000 military and civilian employees to the station when it was selected to host the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) headquarters, and more than 50 tenant activities.

With just 800 employees assigned to the host air station’s staff, the civilian and military “Pax Pros” work hard to ensure the continued security and safety of its tenants, while providing first-class services to all employees.

NAVAIR and NAWCAD, the two largest tenants, provide the full spectrum of acquisition management, research and development capabilities, air and ground test and evaluation, aircraft logistics, and maintenance management. This distinctive synergy supports land-based and maritime aircraft and engineering, test, evaluation, integration, and life cycle support for ship/shore electronics.

These combined capabilities are unique within the Department of Defense and ensure Pax River’s status as an aviation leader working effectively to continue progress into the 21st century.

 

 

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View the NAS Patuxent River Installation Guide 2014-2015

I'd like to welcome you to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in beautiful Southern Maryland. "NAS Pax" is situated in historic Saint Mary's County where the Patuxent River joins the Chesapeake Bay. Our main base is next to Lexington Park, with Webster Outlying Field to the south and the Naval Recreation Center Solomons across the river in Calvert County. Click here to read more.

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