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NAWS China Lake Navy Base - China Lake, CA






2017 drinking water samples taken at wells located in the NAWS China
Lake North and South Ranges showed no contaminants above the maximum
contaminant level. Attached are the 2017 Consumer Confidence Reports for
both NAWS China Lake water systems. This communication satisfies a state
requirement of public notification for base personnel. Any questions or
concerns can be directed to Mr. Michael Bizon, UEM Operations Supervisor,
NAVFAC SW via phone at 760-939-0925 (office) / 760-282-7931 (cell) or via
email at or Mr. Bob Campos, UEM Branch Head, NAWS
China Lake via phone at 760-939-0651 (office) / 760-301-2869 (cell) or via
email at

The below links will take any interested consumer to the state drinking
water site for both of China Lake's water systems. There, one can review
system information as well as the 2017 and 2016 NAWS China Lake Water System
Consumer Confidence Reports.

North Range-
South Range-

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There will be no flags up this weekend at Building 1 due to maintenance.

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Please be advised we have been notified that, as part of a routine Air Force exercise, there will be several C-17 aircraft flying through the Kernville area at a low altitude on Wednesday, June 6 between 7-8 p.m.

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Please join NAWS China Lake Command Staff in front of Building 1 (the HQ/Administration building at the corner of Blandy Ave and Knox Road) for a Battle of the Midway Commemoration on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony is expected to take about 20 min and will pay tribute to the Sailors and Marines that fought in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II.

The Battle of the Midway took place from June 4, 1942 to June 7, 1942. This was about a month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, and six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. During the battle, the United States Navy defeated a Japanese attack against Midway Atoll (northwest of Hawaii). Thanks in part to major advances in code breaking, the United States was able to preempt and counter Japan’s planned ambush of its few remaining aircraft carriers, inflicting enduring damage on the Imperial Japanese Navy. The battle proved to be an important turning point in the Pacific campaign, and the victory allowed the United States and its allies to assume an offensive position.

This ceremony is open to all with base access. Questions can be directed to the NAWS Public Affairs Office at 760-939-1683.

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Spouses, if you can't travel to a forum to attend in person be sure to take advantage of the online option. Make sure your voice is heard!

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Installation Training Team personnel are conducting an emergency management exercise onboard NAWS China Lake on Thursday, May 24. This exercise will not impact Installation Entry Control Points/Gates.

**OF NOTE: This exercise will produce a large amount of smoke that could be visible to the public from a distance between approximately 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, an increase in activity between the Installation and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital may be observed.

These exercises test and prepare us to improve response to potential real world events.

All questions or concerns can be directed to the NAWS Public Affairs Office at 760-939-1683.

Official Community Day Video

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This is how we end Community Day 2018!

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Check out the 75th Anniversary NAWS Community Day event tomorrow!

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For Public Release -

Clarification on Military Times Article regarding report of water
contamination in and around Military Installations.

NAWSCL takes pride in, as well as, tests its drinking water system per applicable laws and regulations; and as such provides amplifying information to the Military Times Article content about PFOS and PFOA within drinking and ground water:

NAWS China Lake's drinking water wells are drilled to a depth of approximately 1100 feet and water is pumped from a depth of 400 to 600 feet. NAWS China Lake performed dedicated testing for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) at all of its drinking water well locations from October 2016 through April 2017. All drinking water wells tested NEGATIVE for PFOS and PFOA. The testing was performed by BSK Associates, an independent and National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accredited laboratory. Pursuant to the PFOS and PFOA briefing of March 2018 referenced in the Military Times Article and provided by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health, NAWS China Lake is NOT listed as having any instances of PFOS or PFOA contamination in its "drinking water system".

Within the same briefing, NAWS China Lake is shown in a spreadsheet as having 7 of 11 "groundwater monitoring wells" with positive results for PFOS and PFOA presence. These groundwater monitoring wells are not tied to the NAWS China Lake drinking water system, but are used to monitor levels of contamination in a known contaminated area. These monitoring wells are located at the "mini-deck", a former fire-fighting training site where aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), an assessed source of PFOS and PFOA, had been previously used to conduct aircraft fire fighting training. This site demonstrates the installation's ongoing environmental restoration program to resolve said contamination. This contamination is at a depth of 20 feet atop a 200 foot thick impermeable geological formation, and the site is located 8.1 miles from the nearest drinking water well with no threat to the drinking water system.

The Military Times article can be found at

All things Community Day

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Vieweg Entry Control Point (ECP)/Gate will be open this Saturday, April 28 for those with standard base access that need to enter the Installation for non-community day activities (i.e. work, RV residents, use of installation services, etc.). The gate will be open from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. for inbound traffic only and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for outbound traffic only.

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2018 Community Day to be held April 28

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, Calif. — NAWS China Lake is hosting a Community Day event presented by Ridgecrest Regional Hospital and Operation Family Fund Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Blandy Avenue.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

The Main Gate of the Installation, located at China Lake Boulevard and Inyokern Road, will open to the public beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will remain open to the public through 1:30 p.m. The NAWS China Lake Police Department will be directing traffic and conducting random security searches during these hours, so ensure you comply with CLPD personnel and have your current driver’s license, registration, and insurance with you.

This year’s event celebrates 75 years of Research, Development, Acquisition, Test and Development. The festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. with a welcome ceremony at Solar Park.

The event will feature military static displays of aircraft and weapons systems, historical displays, a car display “Show and Shine”, activities for the kids, music, food for purchase, inflatable obstacle course and more. An event map will be available on site.

This event promotes goodwill among our military, veterans, local community and those currently serving in support of NAWS China Lake.

“We take pride in the significant, ongoing relationship we share with the surrounding communities in the Indian Wells Valley. This community event is one small way of saying ‘thank you’ for your constant support of the base and our personnel. We are privileged to have called Ridgecrest and the Indian Wells Valley home for 75 years and we look forward to being here for many more,” said NAWS Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Dale.

For more information on this event contact NAWS Public Affairs at 760-939-1283 or check out our Facebook event at

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The Visitor Control Center, commonly referred to as Pass and ID, will be closed this Friday, April 27, from the 2-3 p.m. due to recently scheduled facility upgrades. In the event there is an urgent, mission essential need for badging, accommodations may be arranged for the processing of escorted access only.

If you need assistance please call 939-3160.

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