Naval Air Station Patuxent River Notification
Fleet and Family Support Center closed Aug. 28
The Fleet and Family Support Center is closed 28 August for building maintenance. In the event of an emergency or if you need to contact an FFSC staff member, call 301-342-4911.
NAS Patuxent River Light of Day Suicide Awareness Month kick-off event: 7-7:45 a.m. Aug. 27 at River's Edge patio Capt. Ben Shevchuk, NAS Patuxent River commanding officer, spends time to wish campers from the Mattapany Day Camp farewell during the camp's end of summer vacation carnival Aug. 13. Eating cotton candy with Shevchuk are Natalie, Sarah, and Allison. Mattapany Day Camp camper Hannah waits for her turn at face painting, while a camp counselor slathers paint on fellow camper, Conner, during the end of summer carnival Aug. 13. Blues Traveler at Freedom Live Freedom Live Cmdr. Nagel Sullivan, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1, donates blood during an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive held at NAS Patuxent River, Aug. 14. During the drive, 64 units, or 64 pints, of blood were collected for ASBP. 3 Doors Down at Freedom Live 3 Doors Down at Freedom Live Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, tours the X-47B hangar Aug. 14 at NAS Patuxent River with Capt. Beau Duarte, right, Unmanned Carrier Aviation program manager, and Lt. Cmdr. Brian Hall, X-47B flight test director. See Page XX to read about the X-47B's first-ever cooperative operations with manned aircraft aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Aug. 17. Laps for Life2

Welcome to Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Celebrating 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, the 71-year-old installation 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 1,200 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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