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NWS Yorktown Navy Base in Yorktown, VA

 

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GATE 1 UPDATE: While power has returned to the base, Gate 1 is still not operating normally due to a component failure. The part is on order and repairs will be made as soon as that part arrives. Until that time, it will be open to one lane of traffic. See below for times, inbound/outbound.

Friday, 13 JUL 2018
Open to outbound traffic only
Monday 16 JUL 2018 (and until repairs are complete)
5:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - open to inbound traffic only
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - open to outbound traffic only.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Updates to follow.

POWER OUTAGE: During the power outage, Gate 1 will be outward bound traffic only through the middle lane. Gate 3 is operating normally. Updates to come.

Yorktown Independence Day Parade

On July 4, 2018, Yorktown celebrated Independence day with their annual July 4th Parade. Sailors of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown marched in the parade along with various other community leaders, businesses and organizations. Captain Matthew Kosner, Commander of WPNSTA Yorktown, his family, Command Master Chief Michael Jones, WPNSTA Yorktown Command Master Chief, and his family attended the event.

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July 3 Independence Day Meal Scudder Hall

On July 3, 2018, Scudder Hall on Naval Weapons Station Yorktown provided a special meal to sailors, soldiers, Marines, DOD civilians and their families. During the Special meal, Command Master Chief Michael Jones, WPNSTA Yorktown Command Master Chief, and Captain Matthew Kosner, Commander of WPNSTA Yorktown, promoted the following sailors through the Meritorious Advancement Program: CS1 Robert Gabales, BM2 Kaisey Allen, MA2 Lesly Captain, MA3 Autumn Cole and CS3 Leeonard Delosreyes.

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COME CELEBRATE WITH US! NWS Yorktown is celebrating its 100th birthday August 10 with an 8K pier run, picnic and a free, public concert featuring Parmalee!
Check out the flyer for more!

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Make sure to stop by MWR’s Family Fest this evening starting at 4pm. Due to weather concerns we have moved the festivities to the Sportszone Gym! We look forward to seeing all of our families!

12 JUN 2018 LS3 Malinao, Kristoffer Lagman U.S. Navy Photo / Released

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6 JUN 2018 by: LS3 Malinao, Kristoffer U.S. Navy Photo / Released

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Team Yorktown,

~ Are you a transitioning service member, a recently seperated veteran or a military spouse? ,

~ If the answer is yes, the USO and Virginia Department of Veterans Services invite you to attend the "Virginia Veterans Resource Workshop" on Tuesday, 15 Jun. 2018.

~ Time for this event will be 9am to 1pm and lunch will be provided.

~ For location, registration and contact information please read the attached flyer.

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Team Yorktown and families,

~ The USO cordially invites you to attend a "Speed Networking Event for Military Spouses" on Tuesday, 15 Jun. 2018.

~ For information concerning the time, location, registration and contact information please refer to the attached flyer.

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The USO cordially invites you to a coffee connection for Military Spouses on Monday, June 14, 2018. Please refer to the attached flyer for time, location and registration information.

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Team Yorktown and families,

Calling all Transitioning Military, Naval Station Norfolk is hosting a "HIRE VETS NOW" event. For more information please read the attached flyer.

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Team Yorktown and Families,

How do we prevent destructive events in the Navy? We CHANGE the culture!

~ Naval Weapons Station Yorktown will host “Change the Culture” with CAPT Roy Nafarrete, Special Assistant to COMPACFLT; date and time on the attached flyer.

~ "Change the Culture," (CtC) is Commander, Pacific Fleet's (CPF's) comprehensive approach to the prevention of destructive events, such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, hazing, bullying and discrimination. CtC has been delivered to over 46,000 Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Soldiers, and Civilians, with overwhelmingly positive feedback.

You will not be disappointed with this presentation! #checkyouri #Iampartofthesolution

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by: LS3 Malinao, Kristoffer U.S. Navy Photo / Released

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Congratulations to IT1(SW/EXW/SC) Joshua Hood on his reenlistment on Aprl 20th at Victory Memorial Monument Yorktown. IT1 Hood has 20yrs active duty. CAPT Matthew Kosnar, Commanding Officer of WPNSTA Yorktown, was the reenlisting Officer. Also pictured with IT1 Hood is his son, Allister. Allister enjoyed the ceremony more than anyone.

U.S. Navy photo released by: OS2(EXW) Melton, Kurt

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On Sunday, 15 APR 2018, CAPT Kosnar was invited to speak by York County Historical Committee at York Hall where he shared the history of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown.

by: Drew Robins U.S. Navy Photo / Released

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29 MAR 2018 by: LS3 Malinao, Kristoffer U.S. Navy Photo / Released

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Team Yorktown and Families;

~ WPNSTA Yorktown was represented at the Virginia Military Advisory Council on Wednesday, March 29 at USMC Base Quantico.

~ Keynote speakers included the Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, Mr. Lucian Niemeyer.

~ Topics included basing decisions including possible out year Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) and Joint Services execution of the Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization program and infrastructure security.

~ Pictured with Governor Northam is Mr. Drew Robins, Community Plans and Liaison Officer for WPNSTA Yorktown.

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Team Yorktown and Families;

~ CAPT Matthew Kosnar, the Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, is kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month a few days early by signing our official WPNSTA proclamation.

~ Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is from the 1st to the 30th of April 2018.

~ Pictured with CAPT Kosnar are, the acting Executive Officer, Chief Warrant Officer Fernard Reed, Ms. Shannon Minor the WPNSTA Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Mr. Jesus Garcia the WPNSTA Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate and Command Master Chief Mike Jones.

(Photos and release by Mr. Drew Robins)

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COMING SOON!
Pure Praxis social theater group will be hitting the stage at NWS Yorktown's Nelson Chapel Friday, April 13 at 8:30am in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month. The performance is open to Sailors, Marines and DoD Civilians.

Pure Praxis is dedicated to ending sexual assault through education & outreach.

Protecting our people protects our mission. Raise your voice for
#prevention. #SAAPM #AprilisSAAPM #EndSexualAssault

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Team Yorktown and families;

~ Naval Weapons Station Yorktown's Commanding Officer Captain (CAPT) Matt Kosnar briefed the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Service Class of 2018 at the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Training Center (TRACEN) Yorktown's Port of York All-Hands-Club on Tuesday morning the 20th of March.

~ Marine Corps Security Force Regiment's (MCSF) Commanding Officer Colonel (Col) Brian Neal and USCG TRACEN Yorktown's Executive Officer (XO) Commander (CDR) Bowen Spievack also presented briefs at the event.

~ CAPT Kosnar briefed the class and area business leaders on the history of WPNSTA Yorktown and its role in the community. These briefings were part of the Military Day requirement for the class.

~ Pictured with CAPT Kosnar are Col Brian Neal and CDR Bowen Spievack. (photos and release by Mr. Drew Robins)

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Team Yorktown and Families;

~ Naval Weapons Station Yorktown's Commanding Officer, CAPT Matthew A. Kosnar addressed the Navy League of the United States, Williamsburg - Yorktown Council on Wednesday Evening the 14th of March.

~ CAPT Kosnar presented his views on the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain collisions, effects of the National Defense Authorization Act, and provided a geopolitical overview of Iran, Russia and North Korea.

~ Pictured with CAPT Kosnar is Mr. Norb Smith, Treasurer and Acting President of the local Council. (Photos and release by Mr. Drew Robins)

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