Joint exercise comes to China Lake

CHINA LAKE — From July 22 through Aug. 2, the Army, Air Force and Navy will join forces to conduct a military exercise using the assets of the Naval Air Weapons Station and the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division for the first time. Residents . . . Read Full Story >>

WD, NASA, industry take part in tech symposium

WD, NASA, industry take part in tech symposium

By BRIAN WULFEKOTTE NAWCWD Public Affairs The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, NASA and industry met for “bio-inspired technology” talks at the fifth annual Multi-use Technology Symposium, hosted by California’s Innovation Hub for Defense, Energy and Aerospace and held in Ridgecrest’s Kerr McGee Center . . . Read Full Story >>

Industry Day forecasts promising future at Weapons Division

Industry Day forecasts promising future at Weapons Division

By BRIAN WULFEKOTTE NAWCWD Public Affairs Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division leadership forecast a push to collaborate with businesses supporting the areas of prototyping and experimentation during NAWCWD’s fifth annual Industry Day, held on July 8 at the Kerr McGee Center. “Leadership back in . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Jacobs, Dan Carreño receive prestigious NAVAIR Commander’s awards

Mary Jacobs, Dan Carreño receive prestigious NAVAIR Commander’s awards

By BRIAN WULFEKOTTE CTR NAWCWD Public Affairs Naval Air Systems Command leadership presented Weapons Division’s Mary Jacobs of contracts and Dan Carreño and his synthetic guidance demonstration team with two of the organization’s most prestigious honors during the 15th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony June . . . Read Full Story >>

Adm. Winter returns for two events

Rebecca Neipp

Former Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Commander Rear Adm. Mat Winter will return to the Indian Wells Valley for two appearances next week. On Thursday, July 9, Winter — who is now the chief of naval research — will address attendees at the 5th . . . Read Full Story >>

Proposal could raise pay for China Lakers

Rebecca Neipp

A proposal that would increase pay boundaries for local federal employees is now open for public comment. If the proposal is approved, Kern County would be included in the Los Angeles area, and federal employees, including those at China Lake, would be eligible for as . . . Read Full Story >>

’Pictures of Us’ presentation is April 23

’Pictures of Us’ presentation is April 23

The first manned underwater test of the Moray two-man submersible vehicle takes place in 1963 at the SNORT (supersonic naval ordnance research track) water brake system pond on China Lake’s North Range. This screen shot is from the popular video series, “Pictures of Us,” on . . . Read Full Story >>

Asst. Secretary of Defense for R&E tours China Lake

Asst. Secretary of Defense for R&E tours China Lake

Spike project lead Michael Murphree, left, describes missile capability to Dale Ormond (second from right), principal director, research, of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Ormond recently spent three days touring Point Mugu and China Lake. He is responsible . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph Canyon escort training planned for June 6

CHINA LAKE — Training for new guides to conduct tours of Little Petroglyph Canyon, a National Historic Landmark located within the borders of the Naval Air Weapons Station, will take place June 6 at the Maturango Museum starting at 8 a.m. Training covers environmental, security . . . Read Full Story >>

Honoring those who inspire ...

Honoring those who inspire ...

Volunteers for the Expanding Your Horizons conference pose during a May 15 ceremony at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. Each year, China Lakers organize a hands-on, fun-filled workshop that invites some 150 middle-school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and . . . Read Full Story >>

Schrems retires after 30 years at China Lake

Schrems retires after 30 years at China Lake

George Schrems holds the U.S. flag used in a Folding of the Flag ceremony performed in his honor on March 31 at China Lake. The flag is an heirloom belonging to Schrem’s wife Ruth Ann, right, who received the flag from her father, who served . . . Read Full Story >>

Gresham is China Lake’s new Logistics and Industrial Ops director

Gresham is China Lake’s new Logistics and Industrial Ops director

Danny Gresham, a China Laker since 1992, is the new director for Logistics and Industrial Operations at the Weapons Division. He replaces the recently retired Steve Underwood. As the new director, Gresham said, he would like to see WD doing development, design, limited production and . . . Read Full Story >>

Rear Adm. Lorge predicts China Lake expansion

Rear Adm. Lorge predicts China Lake expansion

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Navy Region Southwest Commander Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge appeared in Ridgecrest Monday to speak to the China Lake Alliance. In the audience were Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Commander Rear Adm. Mike Moran and Naval Air Weapons . . . Read Full Story >>

Executive associate steps down after 31 years

Executive associate steps down after 31 years

By Brian Wulfekotte NAWCWD Public Affairs Executive Associate Carol Barry is following through on a promise she gave a room full of colleagues and friends at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division 2014 Administrative Professional Luncheon exactly a year ago – she’s retiring at . . . Read Full Story >>

GATE students tour Sidewinder lab

GATE students tour Sidewinder lab

An electronics technician in Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Weapons and Energetics Department describes the Sidewinder missile to students from Pierce Elementary School’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program during a recent tour of the Sidewinder laboratory at China Lake. -- U. S. Navy . . . Read Full Story >>

Coso students tour China Lake engineering lab

Coso students tour China Lake engineering lab

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employee Dan Connor, right, gives a tour of China Lake’s Materials Engineering lab to students from Cerro Coso Community College. Connor shows the students a bag of cryostats, which the lab inspects for defects that cannot be seen by . . . Read Full Story >>

RearAdm. Lorge to speak to China Lake Alliance

Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge, commander of Navy Region Southwest, will address the China Lake Alliance at noon on Monday, May 18, at SpringHill Suites Conference Center. Lorge, a Naval Academy graduate, has operational experience in both F-14s and FA-18s. Prior to his current assignment, he . . . Read Full Story >>

Biofuel breakthrough earns  chemists national recognition

Biofuel breakthrough earns chemists national recognition

By BRIAN WULFEKOTTE NAWCWD Public Affairs Chemist Dr. Benjamin G. Harvey and colleagues Walter W. Merriman and Thomas A Koontz received national acclaim in March for publishing an article citing their creation of a renewable, high-performance biofuel at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. . . . Read Full Story >>

Second phase limits gate access

CHINA LAKE — Starting May 4, the Naval Air Weapons Station Main Gate on Inyokern Road will limit incoming traffic to one lane for the second phase of roadwork modification at the front gate.  This means merging three lanes of traffic into only one lane. . . . Read Full Story >>

Ass. Sec. of the Navy visits China Lake

Ass. Sec. of the Navy visits China Lake

From left, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Executive Director Scott O’Neil; Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Dennis McGinn; Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Charles, and Chemistry Division Head Dr. Steve Fallis listen to Dr. Larry Merwin, head of the Research . . . Read Full Story >>