Hard work and creativity have always been a part of Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, but the coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of those qualities and the MWR staff who demonstrate them every day.
After years of careful planning, a section of abandoned buildings in the restricted area of Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head known as the Condenser Houses is finally being remediated under the supervision of the installation Environmental Department. Building 453 and its close neighbors, Buildings 930, 931, 932 and 933 were constructed during the boom years of World War II as part of the installation’s massive expansion.
The gently flowing stream and its small pools look like a pristine slice of nature one might encounter at a park or preserve, but the low-lying area in the woods along Magnetometer Field at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head’s Stump Neck Annex received makeover from the Environmental Department along with a mission: provide critical habitat for local flora and fauna such as the spotted turtle, and protect base infrastructure and the Chesapeake Bay watershed by slowing down storm water runoff.
Five hard-charging Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) civilians got a ringside seat to operations at nearby Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River during a special visit Nov. 1. Capt. Michael O’Leary, commanding officer of NSASP, and Command Master Chief Joseph Medina led the tour, which included stops at the tower, close looks at aircraft, watching a plane launch, simulators, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and the Naval Test Pilot School. The group was also accompanied by several enlisted Sailors new to the command.
The most wonderful time of the year is just getting underway as Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) approaches the holiday season, but a herculean effort at MWR brought frights and delights to Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren and NSF Indian Head throughout October.
Happy Veterans Day, South Potomac! This month we celebrate our nation’s veterans – old vets, new vets and everything in between. All of us who honorably wear the uniform are future veterans; many of us got the notion to put one on from a respected veteran in our life.