Participants showed their true colors when MWR and the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) partnered in support of Domestic Violence Prevention Month with a Burst of Color 5K Run/Walk aboard NAS Patuxent River Oct. 5.

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Twenty-seven years have passed since Rose Emory, a civilian contractor, lost her life aboard NAS Patuxent River in a tragic accident involving the crash of an F/A-18 Hornet; but a loving sister is making sure her memory lives on.

Forty-three Sailors assigned to the future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) attended a ribbon cutting in Newport News, Virginia, Oct. 1, establishing the ship’s crew and opening the building where they’ll work during the ship’s construction.

NAS Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Cox recognized numerous NAS personnel with awards during command quarters Oct. 3 at Center Stage Theater. To download these photos and others, visit

This holiday season, the NEX is offering customers fee free layaway. NEX customers will pay no fee when opening a new layaway account Oct. 3 through Nov. 27, 2019.

The cyber threat to the Navy is real, and the stakes are high.


Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced Sept. 24 that naval aviation has achieved its Secretary of Defense-mandated readiness target of an 80 percent mission-capable (MC) rate for both its operational F/A-18 E/F “Super Hornet” and EA-18G “Growler” fleets.


NAS Patuxent River held its Bells Across America ceremony Sept. 26 to remember fallen service members and honor their families. NAS leadership hosted the event, which included Sailors reading the names of deceased service members from the area as a bell was struck once in their honor. Specia…

As naval aviation employs industry best practices to increase aircraft readiness rates, the Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) International Sustainment Department is using some of the same strategies to better provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to the fleets of partner nations.

The Department of the Navy (DoN) is looking for innovative ideas to expand capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomy and training technology—and it wants to tap the talents of small businesses to bring the most advanced solutions to warfighters as quickly as possible.

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL), Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, spoke at the Lexington Institute’s Carrier Strike Group Working Forum at the Ritz-Carlton n Washington, D.C. Sept. 27.

The Department of the Navy and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3, with concurrence from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), completed the Fifth Five-Year Review of existing Record of Decision (ROD) documents and ongoing remedial (environmental cleanup) actio…

The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, is seeking highly motivated Navy enlisted applicants for the team’s upcoming Super Hornet transition. After 33 years of flying the F/A-18 A/B/C/D aircraft, the Blue Angels will start to accept the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hor…