The rebuilding begins

The rebuilding begins

Rebecca Neipp

The oft-repeated theme from Tuesday’s kick-off of the multi-billion dollar reconstruction effort at China Lake was that both the immediate success and the long-term benefits of the endeavor will depend on the partnership of our community. Navy Region Southwest, which oversees facilities at Naval Air . . . Read Full Story >>

Kidner named Mentor of Year

Kidner named Mentor of Year

By AARON CRUTCHFIELD NAWCWD Public Affairs Dr. Curt Kidner was honored as Naval Air Systems Command’s Mentor of the Year at China Lake during a Jan. 28 ceremony broadcast to all NAVAIR sites. Kidner was one of eight nominees at China Lake. There were a . . . Read Full Story >>

Thayer named Test Pilot of Year

Thayer named Test Pilot of Year

By AARON CRUTCHFIELD NAWCWD Public Affairs Maj. Nathaniel Thayer, the AV-8B Joint System Support Activity military deputy for Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, was honored as the 2020 Marine Corps Aviation Administration John Glenn Squadron . . . Read Full Story >>

Vice Adm. Wolfe tours China Lake

Vice Adm. Wolfe tours China Lake

Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe (right), director of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, speaks with members of the rocket recovery team at the Launch Test Complex during a tour of China Lake on Jan. 29. Wolfe lauded the rocket recovery team for its work in testing . . . Read Full Story >>

NAVFAC looks to hire 200

NAVFAC looks to hire 200

According to a post last Friday by Naval Facilities Engineering Command, NAVFAC Southwest will add 200 civilian positions at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the coming year. Phase 1 of the hiring effort will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy expands access

Navy expands access

As of Jan. 1, the use of commissaries, exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities has been extended, according to an announcement by the Department of Defense. Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and individuals approved and designated as primary family caregivers of . . . Read Full Story >>

$1.15B secured for recovery

$1.15B secured for recovery

Rebecca Neipp

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday that $1.152 billion in funding has been secured for projects to rebuild Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake following the back-to-back earthquakes in July. The announcement was made in accordance with . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy Sec. tours China Lake

Navy Sec. tours China Lake

During a press briefing following a whirlwind tour of China Lake on Sunday, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer renewed his commitment to rebuilding the local base following damages from 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes in July. “China Lake is unique — both to the Navy . . . Read Full Story >>

Canonigo awarded for 30 years at China Lake

Canonigo awarded for 30 years at China Lake

Perpetua Amor Canonigo, left, is presented an award for 30 years of service at China Lake by Jacqui Walters, director of corporate operations, during a ceremony Oct. 25. Canonigo began working at China Lake in March 1989 as a budget analyst in the Comptroller Department. . . . Read Full Story >>

‘There is a sea change ... I ask for your participation’

‘There is a sea change ... I ask for your participation’

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer Vice Adm. Mike Moran spoke at last week’s California Contracting-Acquisition-Procurement Industry Day Expo at the Kerr McGee Center to address the state of national security, China Lake’s role in the mission of defense and the ongoing recovery efforts . . . Read Full Story >>

Moran honored by SBA at Industry Days

Moran honored by SBA at Industry Days

Pete Estrada (left) of the Small Business Administration, an exhibitor at the California Industry Days Expo Wednesday and Thursday at Kerr McGee Center, presents an award to Vice Admiral Mike Moran, who was the keynote speaker at the two-day event. Moran was a previous commander . . . Read Full Story >>

Dillon: ’Thank the veterans who protect our freedom’

Dillon: ’Thank the veterans who protect our freedom’

For the past 100 years, Americans have set aside Nov. 11 as a day to recognize and honor our nation’s veterans. In 1919, we called it Armistice Day; in 1954, it became Veterans Day. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the purpose of . . . Read Full Story >>

Dale: ’Thank you to those that have supported this great nation’

Dale: ’Thank you to those that have supported this great nation’

On Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to the United States on the first Armistice Day. In this message, he said the following: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of . . . Read Full Story >>

Johnson: ’They’ve answered the call time and again, at home and abroad’

Johnson: ’They’ve answered the call time and again, at home and abroad’

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a Civil War hero and Medal of Honor recipient, once said that “Heroism is latent in every human soul. However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials — privations, toils, dangers, . . . Read Full Story >>

Hewer celebrates 50 years at China Lake

Hewer celebrates 50 years at China Lake

Gary A. Hewer is honored for 50 years of service at China Lake by NAWCWD commander Rear Adm. Scott Dillon. Hewer came onboard in 1968; since then, he has built a career in mathematics equations and wave analysis. He has authored more than 40 technical . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWS fined for waste handling

NAWS fined for waste handling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 3 a settlement with the Department of the Navy for improperly managing hazardous waste at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake. Under the agreement, the federal facility will pay a $23,700 penalty. “It is critical for . . . Read Full Story >>

$585M secured for China Lake

Rebecca Neipp

China Lake earthquake recovery efforts got a boost with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s announcement that she has secured $585 million to fund repairs at the Naval Air Weapons Station. The 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes, which hit July 4 and 5, temporarily closed the installation — which . . . Read Full Story >>

Harlow earns NMCS award

Harlow earns NMCS award

By AARON CRUTCHFIELD, NAWCWD Public Affairs In an Aug. 29 ceremony at China Lake, in the presence of family and friends, Brad Harlow was presented a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award by Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander. The citation . . . Read Full Story >>

Final EA for Cuddeback available

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment to analyze the potential impacts associated with expanding China Lake to include the former Air Force gunnery range at Cuddeback Lake. “Based on the analysis presented in the Final EA and in coordination with the U.S. . . . Read Full Story >>

Base repair costs might top $2B

Base repair costs might top $2B

By J.D. SIMKINS, Republished courtesy of the Navy Times Twin Independence Day weekend earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks rocked the California hamlet of Ridgecrest, buckling roads, igniting fractured natural gas lines and breaking home furnishing. Those tremors didn’t spare Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, . . . Read Full Story >>