05B4 Naval Air Station Patuxent River
Naval Air Station Patuxent River Notification
Pax River MWR Indoor Pool closed until further notice

The NAS Patuxent River Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Indoor Pool, located in the Drill Hall, is currently closed due to issues regulating ambient air temperature, water clarity and filtration system. The Indoor Pool is currently slated to undergo replacement projects for two major components, which are scheduled to be completed in August of 2016. Please contact the Fitness & Sports office in the Drill Hall at 301-757-3943 or the MWR Aquatics Director at 301-757-1293 for more information.

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Celebrating over 70 years of community partnership.


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    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.

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

    Since its commissioning April 1, 1943, Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River has evolved into the Center of Excellence for Naval Aviation. It’s also known as: Where the future of Naval aviation begins.

    NAS Pax River was selected to host Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) headquarters, as well as 50 other tenant activities, during a round of Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC) in the mid-1990s; a move that brought more than 20,000 military and civilian employees to the air station.

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

    Be sure to browse through our pages where you can find out more about the tenants commands aboard the air station, newcomer information, recreational activities and the history or the air station, to name a few.


    NAS Pax River Newspaper: Tester

    Read the latest Tester, click here.

    NAS Pax River 2015/2016 Istallation Guide

    NAS Patuxent River Installation Guide 2015-2016



    Sexual Assault Prevention and ResponseFor assistance with Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. If you need other assistance, call the base operator at 301-342-3000.
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