Asst. sec.  addresses future of China Lake

Asst. sec. addresses future of China Lake

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Former China Laker and Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environ-ment Dennis McGinn addressed a handful of attendees at the China Lake Alliance’s April 22 luncheon. One topic of discussion was Base Realignment and Closures. . . . Read Full Story >>

Moore named new executive associate

Moore named new executive associate

NAWCWD?Public Affairs Rosalyn “Roz” Moore will be the new executive associate to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Executive Director Scott O’Neil. “I’m pleased to announced that Rosalyn Moore has agreed to take on the new position,” said O’Neil. “She has displayed extensive levels of . . . Read Full Story >>

Dozens graduate from NAWCWD - “Professional at All Levels” class

Dozens graduate from NAWCWD - “Professional at All Levels” class

Pictured are some of the most recent graduates of the Professional at All Levels class at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Deivision, China Lake. “I love this class,” said NAWCWD Commander Rear Adm. Mike Moran (at right above, along with Weapons and Energetics Department . . . Read Full Story >>

SNORT test scheduled today

CHINA LAKE — A supersonic aerodynamic inflatable decelerator design verification test is scheduled for today between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Super-sonic Naval Ordnance Research Track. The backup date is April 18. This test will be conducted . . . Read Full Story >>

McGinn to address alliance

The China Lake Alliance will host Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, at its luncheon on Wednesday, April 22, starting at noon. McGinn, a Naval Academy graduate, is a former China Laker who served as an operational test pilot . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake is ‘case study’ for water rights

China Lake is ‘case study’ for water rights

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Last month, a panel of speakers including Kern County 1st District Supervisor Mick Gleason and China Lake Alliance Executive Director Jack Connell addressed water resource security at the Association of Defense Commu-nities’ Installation Innovation conference in Monterey, Calif. . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Superfort may soon fly again

China Lake Superfort may soon fly again

Gary Hareland

Of the nearly 4,000 B-29 aircraft Boeing produced between 1943 and 1946, only one is airworthy in 2015 — “Fifi,” owned by the Commemorative Air Force out of Texas. But there may soon be two flyable B-29s if the “Friends of Doc” are able to . . . Read Full Story >>

A brief history of the B-29

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was the largest, fastest, most advanced bomber in the World War II U.S. inventory. Among a plethora of technological advances, the B-29 was the world’s first pressurized bomber, was powered by four of the largest piston engines available at the time . . . Read Full Story >>

Orion breaks record over IWV

Orion breaks record over IWV

By BRIAN WULFEKOTTE, NAWCWD Public Affairs The U.S. Air Force’s Big Safari Program Office tipped its hat to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Feb. 10 for its support during the recent Orion endurance flight. “Overall NAWCWD provides a facility and a capability that . . . Read Full Story >>

Outlook conference highlights local growth indicators

Rebecca Neipp

Hundreds of new jobs in both the community and the defense realms of the Indian Wells Valley were among the indicators of economic recovery, and even growth, highlighted at the recent IWV Economic Outlook Conference, hosted by the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce and the city . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy League Bluejacket dinner is March 21

Navy League Bluejacket dinner is March 21

Sponsors of the Indian Wells Valley Council of the Navy League announce “Bluejacket of the Year” candidates (front, from left) ABE1 (AW/SW) Michael Vertrees, Sgt. Richard McGoldrick, LS1 (SW/AW) Michael Schenk and HM3 Rapido Briccio.  Nominees not shown are AM2 (AW/SW) Angelo Graham, AWS2 (NAC/AW) . . . Read Full Story >>

Tomahawk test shifts paradigm

Tomahawk test shifts paradigm

Rebecca Neipp

China Lake made history once again with a successful test of a Tomahawk cruise missile striking a moving maritime target through the use of synthetic guidance. Military and DOD officials are calling the new capability a game-changer in firepower and a paradigm shift in modern . . . Read Full Story >>

SNORT alert

CHINA LAKE — The Naval Air Weapons Station announced that a parachute design verification test is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, between 8 and 10 a.m. at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Supersonic Naval Ordnance Research Track. The backup test date is March . . . Read Full Story >>

Live, virtual, and constructive communities talk at Weapons Div.

Live, virtual, and constructive communities talk at Weapons Div.

By Brian Wulfekotte, NAWCWD Public Affairs Senior Navy leadership attended a two-day workshop held by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in January aimed at uniting the live, virtual and constructive communities. More than 150 experts, program managers and department-level executives developed plans to . . . Read Full Story >>

WD research wins Popular Science ‘Best of’ award

WD research wins Popular Science ‘Best of’ award

CHINA LAKE — Popular Science magazine honored a new technology that the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division helped create for firefighters. As one of the top 100 “Best of What’s New” technologies for 2014, FLASH – Fire Line Advanced Situational Awareness for Handhelds – . . . Read Full Story >>

Innovation Challenge winners announced

Innovation Challenge winners announced

By JEFF POWERS, NAWCWD Public Affairs Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Executive Director Scott O’Neil announced two winning teams — one from Point Mugu and the other from China Lake — for the 2014-15 Innovation Challenge on Feb. 3. The teams presented the best . . . Read Full Story >>

Stephenson surprised with distinguished civilian award

Stephenson surprised with distinguished civilian award

By BRIAN WULFEKOTTE NAWCWD Public Affairs NAWCWD leadership surprised William “Bill” Stephenson with a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award on Jan. 20 for his achievements as a visual information specialist. Executive Director Scott O’ Neil and Rear Adm. Mike Moran presented the award, which highlights . . . Read Full Story >>

IT professionals earn recognition

By JEFF POWERS NAWCWD Public Affairs Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility, but implementing the technology falls to IT professionals like the 22 employees recognized at a Jan. 21 NAWCWD awards luncheon. “Operation Rolling Tide” team members received certificates of appreciation from Jack Summers, Naval Air . . . Read Full Story >>

WD helps NASA Orion land softly

By JEFF POWERS NAWCWD Public Affairs The main parachutes used to bring the NASA Orion space capsule safely to earth arrived at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division on Dec. 9, 2014. The first unmanned and successful orbital flight test for Orion ended with . . . Read Full Story >>

Drill may cause minor disruption to base access

CHINA LAKE — Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces and Commander, Navy Installations Command will conduct Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015 Feb. 2-13 on Navy installations located in the continental United States, including the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. “Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015 provides an opportunity . . . Read Full Story >>