Annual Kids Fishing Derby

9 a.m. to noon June 8

Pond by the LOX Building, corner of Buse and Tate

The Mattapany Rod and Gun Club will be hosting the annual Kids Fishing Derby. Kids ages 1 to 15 can participate; a parent or guardian must be present. This event coincides with the Maryland Free Fishing weekend, so a state fishing license is not needed. An exemption is being made for the Installation fishing permit so the kids do not need one for this day. Prizes for biggest fish, most fish, longest fish, and youngest kid that catches a fish. Lunch provided after the derby. Anyone interest in signing their kids up can contact, or for a registration form.

“Rise Up” Event

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11

Building 2855, room 135

The Patuxent River LGBTQ+A Diversity Advisory Team will host an observance for LGBT Pride Month. Learn about the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising by competing in LGBTQ+A jeopardy. A remembrance for Cmdr. Alyce Grillet, a founding team member, will also occur. Refreshments provided. To register, visit and search for event number CISL-EVT-FY19180.

Retire Your Old Flags

Have any old and worn American or Maryland state flags? The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services’ three Senior Activity Centers are collecting flags in preparation for the St. Mary’s County Flag Day ceremony 6 p.m. Friday, June 14 at St. Mary’s County Governmental Center in Leonardtown. Bring your flags to any senior center by 4 p.m. June 11

2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Through June 24

All eligible NAVAIR civilian employees can take the survey, which covers training, job satisfaction, performance appraisals, work-life programs and management. The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and is voluntary and confidential. For more information, call 1-855-OPM-FEVS.

Revamped Rotational Assignment Program

NAVAIR civilian employees can expand their career skills and abilities by taking on a new work assignment through the NAVAIR Rotational Assignment Program. Rotational opportunities can be found across NAVAIR, the Department of Defense and within industry and help employees build their leadership skills, expand their networks and obtain new experiences and perspectives. To apply, visit

Questions for New NAVAIR Employees

NAVAIR civilian employees are invited to answer a series of discussion questions on the Fusion chat channel #learningtogether to share their thoughts on the information and training they received as a new employee about the NAVAIR organization and its mission. New questions will be posted every Monday at

VAO Note: Upcoming Special and Primary Elections

The Voting Assistance Officer wants to remind you to make sure you know when and where elections are occurring so you, your Sailors, and families know and are able to register in time to vote. Upcoming: July 9, North Carolina Congressional District 9 Special Primary Runoff elections.

Pax Support Group for Friends of Addicts

6:30 p.m. Second/fourth Tuesday each month

Religious Programs Center #401

Friends and family of civilian addicts are invited to join us for conversation and support. There’s no commitment, just know you’re not alone. For more information, call Chaplain Lt. Tristan Engle at 301-757-1809 or HN Baylee Williams at 301-342-2753.

Suicide Prevention Note

Noticed a friend posting thoughts about suicide on social media? Take the post seriously. Even if it seems like he or she may be joking or casually venting, remember that people may use humor to hide their pain. Reach out to your friend and ask if he or she is considering suicide. Share contact information for resources such as a chaplain, trusted leader, or Military Crisis Line (1-800-273-TALK, Option 1; text 838255 from a mobile device; or visit

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

If you are a victim or know of someone who may be suffering in silence, reach out to NAS Pax River SAPR VA Watch Bill for confidential assistance: 24/7#: 301- 481-1057. You may also contact the DoD Safe Helpline for assistance: Call: 877- 995-5247, Text: 5-5247 inside the U.S.; 202- 470-5546 outside the U.S.

Special events and awards photos on base

Ever wonder where to find the photos from awards ceremonies, reenlistments and special events captured by PAO? Not only are they published monthly in Tester, but you can find them and download them at Questions? Call 301-757-3343.

Where’s Gnorman?

Somewhere in this issue we’ve hidden Gnorman the gnome. Anyone spotting him can email or phone 342-4163 now through 5 p.m. Tuesday with a brief description of his location. One name is drawn from the correct entries and wins a Center Stage Theater movie ticket. Last week, Kathy Stockton found Gnorman on Page 2 in the Osprey aviation photo.