Do you like NAS Patuxent River? What about in the Facebook sense? NAS Pax River has launched its Facebook page and it’s just one more way to keep in touch with what is going on here at the installation.
“The Tester has been a good way to help keep people informed and it is the first place many people turn for news at Pax River,” said Gary Younger, NAS Patuxent River public affairs officer. “There are many who spend time online and this is one more tool we have to meet their needs.
“We go to many events and we can usually print just one or two photos in the Tester,” Younger said. “On Facebook, we can have photo albums to help give people a better flavor of what happened. The page also allows us to update information quicker than we can with the Tester.”
To “like” the page, go to www.facebook.com/NASPaxRiver. More than 400 people have so far and the number grows daily. People are invited to look at photos, tag themselves, and leave comments.
“Please keep your comments family friendly,” Younger said. “Otherwise, please share what you see.”
The Facebook page was used during Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield to keep people informed about gate conditions. Weather advisories are posted as well as Morale, Welfare and Recreation events.
Just because the installation has a new communication tool doesn’t mean the Tester or website are going away.
“These are all valuable communication tools and they work well together,” Younger said. “People have asked for Facebook for a long time and it’s now here.’
We hope you “Like” it.