NAWS Navy Ball

NAWS Navy Ball

Rep. Paul Cook (Col., USMC, Ret.) helps the oldest and youngest sailors, Capt. Lee Niemeyer and ACAA Shawn Singh, cut the cake at the Naval Air Weapons Station’s Navy Ball held at the Paradise Community Center Friday, Oct. 17. Almost 200 people joined in to . . . Read Full Story >>

Visiting aircraft to appear over IWV skies

CHINA LAKE — The community may see unfamiliar aircraft, like the P-8 Poseidon, in the Indian Wells Valley between Oct. 22-24 as members of the fleet from the maritime patrol, fighter/attack and helicopter communities will fly in to meet with the China Lake workforce. Also . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD reports growing workforce despite tight budget

NAWCWD reports growing workforce despite tight budget

CHINA LAKE — The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division grew in terms of people and work during the last fiscal year despite the challenging budgetary environment throughout the Department of Defense, according to Executive Director Scott O’Neil. “We had one of our most successful . . . Read Full Story >>

Community Day is Saturday

CHINA LAKE — On Saturday, Oct. 25, citizens of the Indian Wells Valley will have a rare opportunity to attend the annual Community Day at the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. Gates will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — . . . Read Full Story >>

RearAdm. Moran to speak to alliance today

Rear Adm. Mike Moran, commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, will address the China Lake Alliance today, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Victoria’s at the Heritage. Moran assumed command here in August 2013 after a long career in naval aviation . . . Read Full Story >>

Carl Schaniel dedication ceremony

Carl Schaniel dedication ceremony

China Lake Executive Director Scott O’Neil talks to family and friends of the late Carl Schaniel during a facility dedication ceremony Sept. 29. The explosives and propellants laboratory, located at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, was named after Schaniel. “I am . . . Read Full Story >>

Marines to host birthday ball

CHINA LAKE — The Marine Aviation Detachment will hold its Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Nov. 6 at the Kerr McGee Center. This marks the 239th year of Marine Corps service to the nation. Members of the community with military affiliation (active, reserve, retired, prior . . . Read Full Story >>

Moran discusses next-gen technology

Moran discusses next-gen technology

CHINA LAKE —Rear Adm. Mike Moran, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, addressed members of the Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century (RDP-21) during its monthly meeting Oct. 7 at the Hall of Justice in Ventura. Moran told the RDP-21 audience that NAWCWD . . . Read Full Story >>

Adm. Moran to address alliance

Rear Adm. Mike Moran, commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, will address the China Lake Alliance Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Victoria’s at the Heritage. Moran assumed command in August 2013 after a long career in naval aviation . . . Read Full Story >>

Admiral’s Open is Sept. 26

CHINA LAKE — The public is invited to play in the annual Admiral’s Open Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 26, at the China Lake Golf Course. The four-person scramble will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start. NAWS China Lake Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hosting the . . . Read Full Story >>

Miller retires after 36 years on range

Miller retires after 36 years on range

By THERESA GOLDSTRAND NAWCWD Public Affairs Tom Miller, a mechanical engineer for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division retired Aug. 28 after 36 years at China Lake. “Tom’s recent work — developing next-generation optical tracking systems — is transforming the way we conduct tests . . . Read Full Story >>

Marines to celebrate birthday

CHINA LAKE — The Marine Aviation Detachment announces its annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Kerr McGee Center. This marks the 239th year of Marine Corps service to the nation. Members of the community with military affiliation (active, reserve, retired, prior . . . Read Full Story >>

Moran tells NAWCWD story to board of supervisors

Moran tells NAWCWD story to board of supervisors

CHINA LAKE — Rear Adm. Mike Moran, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, updated the Kern County Board of Supervisors on what the Navy is doing to support the warfighter at China Lake and Point Mugu during a presentation at a board meeting Aug. . . . Read Full Story >>

Body found on base

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, officials have confirmed that a body was found on base property Thursday near Sky Top on the North Range. Officials also confirmed that all China Lake employees have been accounted for and . . . Read Full Story >>

DOD official praises Navy ‘jewel’ at China Lake

DOD official praises Navy ‘jewel’ at China Lake

CHINA LAKE — The Honorable Sean Stackley was the latest of several senior Defense Department leaders to visit Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division to see firsthand the in-house expertise and resources available at the Navy’s premiere research lab for weapons. “NAWCWD is clearly a . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake to host ice cream social

CHINA LAKE — All with base access are invited to the All Faith Chapel’s 64th annual Ice Cream Social set for Tuesday, July 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. While people attending the festivities are asked to bring side dishes to go with the ice . . . Read Full Story >>

WD holds event to improve collaboration  with industry

WD holds event to improve collaboration with industry

By MARGO ALLEN NAWCWD Public Affairs The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division hosted a collaboration event for industry and government partners June 25 at the Kerr McGee Community Center. More than 300 participants representing 194 businesses from 25 states attended the event to learn . . . Read Full Story >>

Main Gate closed until November

CHINA LAKE — Within the next week or two, the Main Gate into China Lake from Inyokern Road will be closed until sometime in November for roadwork and guardshack modifications.  The contractor will start staging efforts June 30, placing temporary construction signage and traffic control . . . Read Full Story >>

New captain shares love of country, mission, small-town life

New captain shares love of country, mission, small-town life

Rebecca Neipp

After only four months at the helm of the Naval Air Weapons Station, Capt. Rich Wiley has by all accounts acclimated to his new role as steward of one of the Navy’s largest assets —and his new life in a remote, desert community — like . . . Read Full Story >>

WD leaders focus on people, work, infrastructure

Rebecca Neipp

Top military and civilian leaders at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division released a white paper last week outlining their objectives and strategies for weathering downturning budgets without losing critical capabilities. Their analysis was prepared for Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall, who toured the . . . Read Full Story >>