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Noise advisory issued for February 6
Noise advisory for Feb. 6
Naval air station issues noise advisory for Jan. 21, 2016
Naval air station issues noise advisory for Sept. 21-25
Notice of Availability for the final EA and FONSI addressing the implementation of an EUL at NAS Pax
NAS Pax to hold 9/11 Memorial
NAS Pax River kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with sunrise event
Public comment on the Non-Time-Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) at ER Program Site 55, Former Hazardous Waste Storage Hut
Public comment period opens for Proposed remedial action plan at ER Site 2
NAS to conduct periodic night tests throughout May
NAS conducts night tests April 27, 28 and 30
NAS issues noise advisory for April 27
MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Station holds annual Earth Day Run/Walk in support of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
NAS issues noise advisory for April 20-24
NAS issues noise advisory for April 13-17
Noise advisory issued for April 10
Noise advisory issued for April 9
Noise advisory issued for April 7
Evening noise advisory issued for April 6-10, 2015
NAS Patuxent River issues noise advisory for April 2, 2015
NAS Patuxent River issues noise advisory for April 1, 2015
NAS Patuxent River issues noise advisory for communities near Vienna and Deal Island
VX-1 changes command Thursday
US Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years
Air station to participate annual Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield training
Air station to participate in annual Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield training
Noise advisory issued for April 25 - 29
Pax weapons policy to remain in place until otherwise noted
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for Jan. 17
Noise Advisory - Low-Level Testing Events Jan. 18/19, 2017
NAS Pax River Holds Emergency Response Exercise
Naval Air Station sounds all clear following suspicious package response
Noise Advisory – Low-Level Aircraft Testing at Webster Outlying Field
Noise Advisory – Low-Level Aircraft Testing at Webster Outlying Field
NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for March 27 – April 14, 2017
Noise Advisory - Low-Level Aircraft Testing at Webster Outlying Field
NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for April 5 – 15, 2017
Noise Advisory - Low-Level Aircraft Testing at Webster Outlying Field
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for April 5
NAS Patuxent River Named Tree City by Arbor Day Foundation, Celebrates with Tree Planting
From 500-feet Below the Surface to 10,000-feet Above - Pax River SAR Pilot Recounts Submarine Service
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for April 27-28
NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for May 11 – 19, 2017
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for May 8 - 10
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for May 15 - 19
Noise Advisory - Low-Level Aircraft Testing at Webster Outlying Field May 16 - 18
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for May 22 - 26
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for May 23 - 25, 30
Noise Advisory - Low-Level Aircraft Testing at Webster Outlying Field
Safe HelpRoom Provides Support for men Who Have Experienced Unwanted Sexual Contact
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for May 30 – June 2
Noise Advisory - Low-Level Aircraft Testing at Webster Outlying Field
Brown named CNIC Air Traffic Controller of Year
The Department of The Navy Invites Public Comment on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis For Site UXO –001 Historic Munitions Disposal Area Under the Environmental Restoration Program Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland
Noise Advisory – Supersonic Flight Test in Vicinity of Pax River June 22
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for August 21 - 25
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Aug. 28 – Sept. 1
Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Sept. 21 – Sept. 29
Noise Advisory – NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Sept. 26, 2017
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Oct. 2 – Oct. 6
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Oct. 10 - 13
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Nov. 15
Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Issues Noise Advisory for Night Flight Testing Dec. 5 through Dec. 6
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Dec. 13
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Jan. 11
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Jan. 13-15
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Jan. 17-18
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for Jan. 22 - 26
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for Jan. 23 – 24
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Jan. 30-31
The Department of The Navy Invites Public Comment on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis for Site UXO-001 Historic Munitions Disposal Area Under the Environmental Restoration Program Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland
Record of Decision Five-Year Review at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary’s County, Maryland
Changes to MWR facilities' hours, prices will ensure ongoing quality of services
NOISE ADVISORY - NAS PAX RIVER sets noise advisory for March 12 – 21, 2018
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights March 19, 20
NAS Patuxent River Open with Staggered Departure due to Weather March 21, 2018
NAS Pax River, Webster and NRC Solomons will operate under a 2 hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status on March 22, 2018
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for April 2 – April 3
Noise Advisory – Supersonic Flights in Atlantic Test Track April 23-April 27
NAS Patuxent River to host 2018 Pax River Air Expo June 2, 3
Noise Advisory – Supersonic Flights in Atlantic Test Track May 3 - 11
NAS Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for Day, Night Flights Beginning July 9 Through Mid-August
Noise Advisory - NAS Pax River Changes Flight Patterns due to Runway Repairs, Local Communities May Notice Increased Noise Levels
Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Night Time Noise Advisory for July 12-13, July 17-20
Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flight Testing Aug. 28-30
NAS Pax River, U.S. Coast Guard Respond to Leakage from Partially Submerged Civilian Craft in Patuxent River
NAS Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for Day, Night Flights through Sept. 22
NAS Pax River Successfully Transitions Civilian Watercraft Fuel Leak Containment, Cleanup to U.S. Coast Guard
NAS Patuxent River Operating under 2-Hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status due to Weather December 10
NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted to Mission Essential Personnel/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019
UPDATE: NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019
UPDATE: NAS Patuxent River Remains in Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather for Remainder of January 13, 2019
NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather Monday, January 14, 2019
NAS Patuxent River is Open for Business Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for FCLPs January 24-February 1
NAS Patuxent River to Participate in Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019 Exercise February 4 - 15
Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for FCLPs February 14 - 15, 2019
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for The Woods Community of West Virginia March 25 – April 10, 2019
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Webster Field April 5-8, 2019
NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for Webster Field March 25-28, 2019
Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for FCLPs March 26-29, 2019
Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for April 22 to May 17, 2019
NOISE ADVISORY - Controlled Detonation at Bloodsworth Island Scheduled for August 21, 2019
Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Low Level Test Flights September 7-8, 2019
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NAS Patuxent River is Open with Option for Unscheduled Leave/Telework February 20, 2019
Pax River Seeking Public Comment on Environmental Restoration Program’s Community Involvement Plan through Survey
Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for FCLPs February 25 to March 8, March 15 to March 22
NOISE ADVISORY UPDATE- Controlled Detonation at Bloodsworth Island Scheduled for August 21, 2019 Postponed
Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17-18, 2019

Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

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Capt. Jason Hammond, NAS Patuxent River commanding officer, addresses the audience at the NAS Patuxent River change of command ceremony as Rear Adm. Charles Rock, Commandant, Naval District Washington, and Capt. Scott Starkey, former NAS Patuxent River commanding officer, sit behind him Aug. 31. Hammond had served since April 2014 as the air station’s executive officer, a position that falls under the Navy’s Fleet-Up program. In that program, executive officers serve in that position for a year and a half before they “fleet up” to become the commanding officer for their command tour on the same ship or station.

09/01/17 12:00 AM

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Aug. 31, 2017) - Capt. Jason Hammond assumed command of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony Aug. 31 at the installation’s Hangar 110. Hammond’s role as NAS Patuxent River commanding officer follows his previous position as the base executive officer (XO).

“The experience of being Pax River’s XO has been extremely rewarding,” said Hammond. “It’s provided the opportunity to learn the installation’s operations inside and out, and each day has been different.”

Hammond has served since April 2014 as the air station’s XO, a position that falls under the Navy’s Fleet-Up program. In that program, executive officers serve in that position for a year and a half before they “fleet up” to become the commanding officer for their command tour on the same ship or station.

This practice provides focused command leadership stability throughout a base’s life, according to OPNAVINST 1412.14. Commanding officers reap the benefits of the actions and policies they institute as executive officer.

A native of Danville, Kentucky, Hammond is the son of Ray Hammond and the late Carolyn Hammond, and stepson of Cindy Corcoran Hammond.  He graduated from Danville High School in June, 1989, and the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He was winged as a Naval Aviator in October of 1995. Hammond also holds a master's degree in public administration from Old Dominion University. He and his wife, Julie, have two children, Jaida, 6, and Jonah, 4.

Hammond is no stranger to command. He became the commanding officer of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, the “Providers,” in San Diego, California, in April 2010. During his tour, VRC-30 supported the deployments of every Pacific Fleet aircraft carrier while transitioning into the improved LOT 4 C-2A.

As for Pax River, Hammond said he’s enjoyed the opportunity to serve at a unique installation like this.

“NAS Pax River is one of kind,” said Hammond. “The scope of work that’s done here for the entire Department of Defense and our allies is truly incredible, and the close relationship that the base shares with the surrounding community is something that we’re proud of. In my time as XO, I was able to see first-hand the incredible work our professionals do here.”

In his new role as commanding officer, Hammond said he will continue to build on the foundations of leadership laid by his predecessor, Capt. Scott Starkey.

“Captain Starkey and I have worked closely in the day-to-day operations of Pax River,” said Hammond. “There are two things he always maintained exceptionally well:  respect and communication. Mutual respect is vital when working with departments, tenant commands, and your fellow teammates and clearly communicating up and down the chain of command is absolutely essential to any operation. I look forward to continuing Captain Starkey’s phenomenal legacy and empowering our talented professionals to provide the best possible base operation support to the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation mission.” 

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