• Tropical Cyclone — A rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane, typhoon, tropica…

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Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.


While nothing could’ve prepared us as individuals to deal with the COVID-19 situation, there are steps you can take to help keep yourself and your family safe by preparing in advance for what’s up next: The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

Even a pandemic hasn’t stopped the folks behind Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Navy Entertainment from doing what they do best – supporting the quality of life of Sailors and their families.

The Navy wants to hear from Sailors and families enrolled in its Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) through a survey that is open now through June 15.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing protocols and stay-at-home orders have caused several Navy and joint ceremonial events to be canceled; however, the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard (USNCG) continues to perform their ceremonial mission including wreath-laying ceremonies and funera…


When the high demand for hand sanitizer stations resulted in an inability to obtain them commercially, facilities personnel at NAVAIR Headquarters needed only to look within NAS Patuxent River’s fenceline to find the solution.

Since May 1, all Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) facilities worldwide —including the NAS Patuxent River NEX — have begun health screening all civilian and military associates and affiliated vendors prior to working in the store.

Selection, advancement and continuation boards are all set to restart July 1, ensuring that Sailors across the fleet are in no way disadvantaged by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) delays to the original board dates.

A road construction project, which began May, 11 at NAS Patuxent River’s Gate 1 is resulting in major changes to inbound and outbound traffic patterns during the 30 days the project is expected to be underway.