NAS Patuxent River hosted Rear Adm. Michael Steffen, Commandant, Naval District Washington Aug. 12 for an installation tour of the air station and Webster Outlying Field.

Steffen, along with NDW Command Master Chief Andrew Hochgraver and NDW Executive Director Rae Sullivan, met with Pax River leadership and Sailors to gain a greater understanding of the only naval air station within the NDW region.

In the photo on the left, Pax River Commanding Officer Capt. John Brabazon, right, discusses the installation with Steffan atop the air traffic control tower. On the right, Steffan is about to board a Patuxent River Search and Rescue helicopter for an aerial tour of Pax River and Webster Field.

As Commandant, Naval District Washington, Steffan oversees six major Navy installations and associated fence lines within the region.