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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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Noise Advisory – Helicopter Nighttime Testing Events Scheduled for October 7 through October 11
Noise Advisory – NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17-18, 2019
NOISE ADVISORY UPDATE- Controlled Detonation at Bloodsworth Island Scheduled for August 21, 2019 Postponed
Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for FCLPs February 25 to March 8, March 15 to March 22
Pax River Seeking Public Comment on Environmental Restoration Program’s Community Involvement Plan through Survey
NAS Patuxent River is Open with Option for Unscheduled Leave/Telework February 20, 2019
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Safe HelpRoom Provides Support for men Who Have Experienced Unwanted Sexual Contact

05/22/17

Safe HelpRoom, a service provided by DoD Safe Helpline, is an online community of sexual assault survivors in the military that meets to support each other in taking the next steps after a sexual assault. It’s free, secure and available 24/7 — and, since May 14, there’s an additional help room specifically for men.

Every Sunday, between the hours of 1-3 p.m. EST, men who have gone through similar experiences can connect with one another securely, confidentially and anonymously by accessing www.safehelpline.org.

“As part of ongoing efforts to support military men, Safe Helpline will hold Safe HelpRoom sessions for military men who have experienced unwanted sexual contact,” explained Kinjal Dalal, senior Safe Helpline manager. “Safe HelpRoom is an anonymous, moderated, 24/7 online group chat that allows individuals who have experienced sexual assault in the military to connect with and support one another.”

According to FY 2016 DoD’s Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, “reports from women still outnumbered men, but more men reported the crime in 2016 than ever before.”

NAS Patuxent River Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator Gloria Arteaga’s experience has shown that men more often report a “restricted” case — one where a victim may disclose the crime without notifying command or law enforcement officials — when reporting sexual assault to the SAPR program.

“Often, restricted cases are also reported to confidential sources like counselors, medical and/or chaplains but many others still go unreported,” Arteaga said.” The Safe HelpRoom is intended to help those who still struggle with what happened to them and allows them a safe place to be rid of some of the trauma caused by a sexual assault violation.”

Safe HelpRoom sessions have a moderator who can provide referrals and help keep the conversation focused on survivors’ needs as well as a reviewer who ensures all participants are adhering to the site’s ground rules, such as not providing any personally identifying information; not requesting any identifying information from other participants; refraining from the use of abusive, graphic or inappropriate language; and actively interacting with the group.

Security and anonymity are protected because Self HelpRoom does not capture a participant’s IP address, so there is no record they were ever involved. And no transcript is saved, so once a chat window is closed, the text is not retrievable. Chat group reviewers also have the real-time ability to block messages that violate the site’s aforementioned ground rules.

“These sessions are for survivors only,” Dalal reiterated. “Safe Helpline staff serve as moderators to ensure that anonymity is maintained and that the sessions are safe and supportive experiences for all.”

Self Helpline is operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), under contract with the DoD, to provide confidential and anonymous services for the DoD community. For more information, visit www.safehelpline.org. To call the Safe Helpline, phone 877-995-5247.  

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