Bluejackets honored by Navy league council

Bluejackets honored by Navy league council

The Indian Wells Valley Council of the Navy League honors Bluejackets of the year. Sailors and Marines selected as China Lake’s best will be recognized at a dinner on Saturday, March 23, at the Kerr McGee Center. Sponsors and honorees pictured from left are (front) . . . Read Full Story >>

Mitchell recognized for 32 years of service

Mitchell recognized for 32 years of service

Terry Mitchell holds the flag flown in honor of her 32 years of service at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division during a Jan. 23 ceremony at China Lake. After supporting the Procurement Division as a clerk-typist and procurement clerk, Mitchell moved into the Attack . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD recognizes Benton for years of service

NAWCWD recognizes Benton for years of service

During a flag-raising ceremony at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake on Jan. 24, Mick Benton is recognized for 31 years of service. Benton’s early career at China Lake began in the Microelectronics Branch prior to transitioning into the Sparrow Project Office. He . . . Read Full Story >>

Heermann earns CISSM Award

Heermann earns CISSM Award

Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, surprises Mary Heermann with a Mark Kolstoe Command ISSM Award during a Jan. 16 cybersecurity meeting at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Mary . . . Read Full Story >>

Heinsma is honored as Mentor  of the Year at China Lake

Heinsma is honored as Mentor of the Year at China Lake

Dwayne Heinsma, Naval Air Systems Command’s Mentor of the Year at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, is recognized by Joan Johnson, NAWCWD executive director and one of Heinsma’s mentors, following a Jan. 31 ceremony honoring mentors across NAVAIR. — U.S. Navy . . . Read Full Story >>

WD recognizes 24 TEDP graduates

WD recognizes 24 TEDP graduates

Graduates of the TEDP Program, joined by Ian Anderson (left) — U.S. Navy photo by Ryan Smith ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs The Tactical Engineer Development Program at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division honored its fourth graduating class of 24 during a . . . Read Full Story >>

WD’s Meagher named Civilian Logistician of the Year

WD’s Meagher named Civilian Logistician of the Year

During a ceremony at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md., on Nov. 29, Vice Adm. Dean Peters, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, presents Kevin Meagher, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division lead assistant program manager for logistics, with a plaque honoring Meagher with . . . Read Full Story >>

Gephart takes  command  of VX-31

Gephart takes command of VX-31

Cmdr. Andrew “Lurch” Gephart takes over command of VX-31 on Jan. 10 at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION — Cmdr. Andrew “Lurch” Gephart relieved Cmdr. Elizabeth “Lizard” Somerville as commanding officer of the Air . . . Read Full Story >>

Hennings closes out 35-year career

Hennings closes out 35-year career

Elsa Hennings is honored during a flag raising ceremony at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Ron Rodriguez ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Elsa Hennings, well-known parachute expert, was honored for more than 35 years of service at Naval Air Warfare Center . . . Read Full Story >>

Clark gets Meritorious Civilian Serv. Award

Clark gets Meritorious Civilian Serv. Award

Lea Clark receives a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, during a Nov. 9 ceremony at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Rear Adm. . . . Read Full Story >>

Hertz, Hoskins celebrate 35 years at NAWCWD

Hertz, Hoskins celebrate 35 years at NAWCWD

Shawn Hertz, left, and Chris Hoskins celebrate a combined 70 years of service at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Shawn Hertz and Chris Hoskins, two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees who have . . . Read Full Story >>

Larry Peterson celebrates 40 years of service

Larry Peterson celebrates 40 years of service

Larry Peterson receives a 40-year length-of-service award from Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, during a ceremony Oct. 25 at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, . . . Read Full Story >>

PaaL Step 2 program graduates 19

PaaL Step 2 program graduates 19

Step 2 graduates of the Professional at all Levels program at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division are joined by Harlan Kooima, second from right, director of Software and Mission Systems Integration, and Melissa Finnell, right, NAWCWD chief of staff, following a graduation ceremony . . . Read Full Story >>

Jarrett  reflects on  40 years

Jarrett reflects on 40 years

Peggie Jarrett (left) accepts an award from NAWCWD?Executive Director Joan Johnson — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs In honor of her 40 years of service, Peggie Jarrett, a senior financial management analyst at the Naval Air Warfare . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD  honors Nutter  for 40 years

NAWCWD honors Nutter for 40 years

Valerie Nutter (left) accepts an award from NAWCWD?Executive Director Joan Johnson — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Valerie Nutter, a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve-ment Act facilitator at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, celebrated 40 years . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake event draws 100+ alumni

China Lake event draws 100+ alumni

Carol Miller, operations lead for the Expendable Aerial Vehicle team, talks to former employees about his work. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs As Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division wrapped up celebrating 75 years at China . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy invites comment on draft EA

The Department of the Navy has prepared a draft environmental assessment to analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with expanding operations into the former Air Force Cuddeback Air-Ground Gunnery Range, now part of the China Lake ranges at Naval Air Weapons Station. According to a . . . Read Full Story >>

Grady Baker honored with civilian service award

Grady Baker honored with civilian service award

Grady Baker receives the NMCS Award from Rear Adm. Scott Dillon. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs An Oct. 24 ceremony at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division honored Grady Baker, foreign military sales case manager for . . . Read Full Story >>

Sliva awarded for 30 years at NAWCWD

Sliva awarded for 30 years at NAWCWD

Diana Sliva, director of operations for the Weapons and Energetics Department at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, is recognized for 30 years of service by Dan Carreño, Weapons and Energetics Department director, during a ceremony Oct. 3 at China Lake. “What a commitment!” Carreño . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD recognizes ESDP graduates

NAWCWD recognizes ESDP graduates

NAWCWD Executive Director Joan Johnson, left, poses with China Lake’s fall 2018 graduates of the Engineer and Scientist Development Program. ESDPs complete three to five years of rotational tours, mentoring and a minimum of 300 hours of training in addition to training toward receiving their . . . Read Full Story >>