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Marine Aviation Detachment, Naval Air Station Patuxent River

 

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Pax River Gate 1 is now open for normal traffic.

Pax River Gate 1 Closed for Maintenance July 17
NAS Pax River Gate 1 will be closed July 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. until further notice for maintenance. Gate 2 will be open for inbound and outbound traffic during this closure. The maintenance is not anticipated to effect morning traffic at Gate 1 July 18.

NAS Pax River Gate 3 closed for exercise July 17 from 10-11 a.m.

NAS Patuxent River Gate 3 will be closed from 10-11 a.m. for a training exercise. Gates 1 and 2 will remain open during this time. Please avoid the area of Gate 3 during this time. If you are not actively involved in the exercise, you should continue normal operations.

Come join the Summer Fun! Pax River Summer Day Camp has openings for your 1st through 8th grader!

Weekly camps available beginning July 2 through August 10.
Camps are weekly, pick your weeks.
Campers must be dependents of Active Duty & DoD Civilians to be eligible to use camp.
Please request your camp weeks through www.militarychildcare.com and search Patuxent River Summer Camp.
Call 301-342-3960 for any questions.

Pax River Gate 1 Closure

NAS Pax River Gate 1 will be closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for maintenance. Gates 2 and 3 will remain open.

Pax River Gate 1 Closure

NAS Pax River Gate 1 will be closed from 1300 to 1400 hours for maintenance. Gates 2 and 3 will remain open.

Congratulations to Sen. John McCain on his induction into the official namesake of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). Sen. McCain is the third generation of the McCain family to be so honored.

NAS Patuxent River was commissioned in 1943 by Sen. McCain's grandfather and fellow USS John S. McCain namesake Adm. John S. McCain Sr.

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Noise Advisory – Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for FCLPs July 12-22

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place July 12- 22, 2018 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely on an aircraft carrier. Airspeed, altitude, and power are all precisely choreographed in order for a pilot to approach the ship within an acceptable window to land on the deck safely. FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and the success of their mission. It is a highly complex skill that requires an intense period of training before pilots deploy. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to these operations.
As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information, call the toll free noise hotline at 1-866-819-9028.

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Noise Advisory - NAS PAX RIVER Sets Night Time Noise Advisory for July 12-13, July 17-20

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating night-time testing events are scheduled to take place July 12-13, 2018 and July 17-20, 2018 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Pilots at NAS Patuxent River will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios that are essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and the success of their mission. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to these operations.
As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information, call the toll-free noise hotline at 1-866-819-9028.

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Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Dannis Lindsey recites the oath of enlistment from Lt. Stephen Yaccarino in the Airfield Services Building at NAS Patuxent River July 10. Lindsey reenlisted for six years.

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Come join the Summer Fun! Pax River Summer Day Camp has openings for your 1st through 8th grader!

Weekly camps available beginning July 2 through August 10.
Camps are weekly, pick your weeks.
Campers must be dependents of Active Duty & DoD Civilians to be eligible to use camp.
Please request your camp weeks through www.militarychildcare.com and search Patuxent River Summer Camp.
Call 301-342-3960 for any questions.

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Gate 1 Gate Closure Saturday, July 7 for Road painting

NAS Patuxent River's Gate 1 will be closed Saturday, July 7 from 7 a.m. to noon for road painting. Drivers must use Pax River's Gate 2 during that time to enter and exit the base. Gate 1 will reopen for normal traffic at noon July 7. Pax River appreciates the public's cooperation during this necessary road work.
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Gate 1 Gate Closure Saturday, July 7 for Road painting

NAS Patuxent River's Gate 1 will be closed Saturday, July 7 from 7 a.m. to noon for road painting. Drivers must use Pax River's Gate 2 during that time to enter and exit the base. Gate 1 will reopen for normal traffic at noon July 7. Pax River appreciates the public's cooperation during this necessary road work.
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Gate 1 Gate Closure Saturday, July 7 for Road painting

NAS Patuxent River's Gate 1 will be closed Saturday, July 7 from 7 a.m. to noon for road painting. Drivers must use Pax River's Gate 2 during that time to enter and exit the base. Gate 1 will reopen for normal traffic at noon July 7. Pax River appreciates the public's cooperation during this necessary road work.
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Come join the Summer Fun! Pax River Summer Day Camp has openings for your 1st through 8th grader!

Weekly camps available beginning July 2 through August 10.
Camps are weekly, pick your weeks.
Campers must be dependents of Active Duty & DoD Civilians to be eligible to use camp.
Please request your camp weeks through www.militarychildcare.com and search Patuxent River Summer Camp.
Call 301-342-3960 for any questions.

Congratulations to NAS Patuxent River's meritoriously promoted Sailors! The Sailors were advanced to the next pay grade under the Navy's Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP).
MAP authorizes commanding officers to advance eligible personnel in paygrades E-5 and below to the next higher paygrade. The program is intended to give commanding officers the opportunity to recognize their best Sailors by advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility. The program gives greater authority to commands to better shape their workforce and the Navy by developing and rewarding our most talented Sailors.

to download high-res photos, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/naspaxriver/albums/72157697060262481

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Come join the Summer Fun! Pax River Summer Day Camp has openings for your 1st through 8th grader!

Weekly camps available beginning July 2 through August 10.
Camps are weekly, pick your weeks.
Campers must be dependents of Active Duty & DoD Civilians to be eligible to use camp.
Please request your camp weeks through www.militarychildcare.com and search Patuxent River Summer Camp.
Call 301-342-3960 for any questions.

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Gate 2 has been re-opened for normal traffic.
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Gate 2 outbound traffic is closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Drivers should use Gate 1 or Gate 3 to leave base until further notice.
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Come join the Summer Fun! Pax River Summer Day Camp has openings for your 1st through 8th grader!

Weekly camps available beginning July 2 through August 10.
Camps are weekly, pick your weeks.
Campers must be dependents of Active Duty & DoD Civilians to be eligible to use camp.
Please request your camp weeks through www.militarychildcare.com and search Patuxent River Summer Camp.
301-342-3960 if you have any questions.

Come join the Summer Fun! Pax River Summer Day Camp has openings for your 1st through 8th grader!

Weekly camps available beginning July 2 through August 10.
Camps are weekly, pick your weeks.
Campers must be dependents of Active Duty & DoD Civilians to be eligible to use camp.
Please request your camp weeks through www.militarychildcare.com and search Patuxent River Summer Camp.
301-342-3960 if you have any questions.

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Come join the Summer Fun! Pax River Summer Day Camp has openings for your 1st through 8th grader!

Weekly camps available beginning July 2 through August 10.
Camps are weekly, pick your weeks.
Campers must be dependents of Active Duty & DoD Civilians to be eligible to use camp.
Please request your camp weeks through www.militarychildcare.com and search Patuxent River Summer Camp.
301-342-3960 if you have any questions.

Congratulations to Pax River's third quarter Innovative Idea Contest winners! This quarter's winners were Susan St. Onge, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Delvonte Smith-Andrew, Brandon Conner, and Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class (AW/SW) Tekoa Walker.

The quarterly contest awards Pax River Sailors and civilians who present actionable innovative ideas that improve the operations the installation and wellbeing of its personnel.

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See some of the great work by our Pax Pros with photos from the latest awards quarters! Click the link below to see more.