US Navy photo by Gary Younger
Burly construction workers joined dapper business executives April 4 to celebrate "topping out" NAS Patuxent River's latest construction project, a new hangar for PMA-262 (Broad Area Maritime Surveillance). During the ceremony, dozens of workers signed a steel beam that was placed at the peak of the structure. Once signing was completed, the beam was hoisted and bolted into place. It will be left unpainted for all to see for years to come. The $30 million hangar should be completed in about 11 months. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/NASPaxRiver.