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Newcomer Information

Welcome to NAS Patuxent River, a Center of Excellence for Naval Aviation!

Check out the NAS Patuxent River Installation Guide as well as the other links on this website to find out what you and your family need to know to get settled in at new assignment.

If there is something missing, you may find it on or message us at the NAS Facebook Page: NASPaxRiver.

Newcomer/Prospective Gain Documents

Check out the following docments for information on Pax River and resorces availble to prospective gains to the command

Transportation from airport

Arrivals via commercial air land at one of three airports in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas:

Because of our rural location, public transportation between NAS Patuxent River and the airports is very limited. Taxi service is available, but may cost more than $100 from any airport to the air station.

You will want to have either a major credit card or enough cash on hand to spend the night in a hotel or to rent a car.

To be reimbursed for taxi fares or rental car fees, orders must state: “Authorized to utilize taxi or rental car from airport to ultimate destination.”

Coordinating your arrival with your sponsor or the Command Duty Office may help prevent transportation problems. Find your Command Duty Office number.

Some links of interest you can find on our website include:


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