Adm. Dunaway to speak here May 12

Coinciding with an appearance from the office of the Secretary of Defense will be a visit from NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. David Dunaway. In addition to touring the local Navy installation, Dunaway will address the community during a luncheon hosted by the China Lake Alliance. . . . Read Full Story >>

Undersecretary to visit IWV

Undersecretary to visit IWV

Rebecca Neipp

A rare visit from a dignitary in the Office of the Secretary of Defense offers an opportunity for public participation in conjunction with an official tour of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake. “We are very excited to have the Honorable Frank Kendall . . . Read Full Story >>

Armitage Field runway repairs

Armitage Field runway repairs

Commander Navy Region Southwest Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge (second from right) discusses Armitage Field runway repairs with NAWSCL Operations Officer Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Warren, NAWSCL Executive Officer Cmdr. Matt Jackson, NAWSCL Public Works Officer Cmdr. Rod Tribble and NAWSCL Commanding Officer Capt. Rich Wiley during . . . Read Full Story >>

Bill would expand China Lake holdings

Last week Rep. Kevin McCarthy introduced a resolution that would help expand land holdings and operations of the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake. According to a statement from McCarthy’s office, the proposed legislation would permanently withdraw the public land used by the base, . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD veterans help veterans

By Matthew Denny NAWCWD Public Affairs The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division kicked off its first Veterans Resource Group gathering at China Lake on April 2. The VRG was created by NAWCWD military veterans Dalisia Mendoza, Matt Schmeiser, Eivind Forseth, Matt Denny, Chang Wong . . . Read Full Story >>

Deadline April 15 for ID, WW events

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division will host recruiting events for individuals with disabilities and wounded warriors at Point Mugu on June 10 and China Lake on June 12. Participation in this event is by invitation only. Applications and required documentation must be received by . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph escort training offered April 4, 5

CHINA LAKE — Training for new and current guides to conduct tours of Little Petroglyph Canyon, a national historic landmark located on the Naval Air Weapons Station, will take place April 4 and 5. The schedule is as follows: Friday, April 4 — Refresher training . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Alliance lunch postponed

Because of the winter weather conditions on the East Coast, Naval Air Systems Command leader Vice Adm. David Dunaway had to cancel his previously scheduled trip to China Lake this week. As a result, China Lake Alliance is postponing the luncheon the community organization had . . . Read Full Story >>

Barlow honored for 35 years

Steve Barlow, director of the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Project, received a 35-year length of service award from Joan Johnson, director of NAWCWD’s Weapons and Energetics Division, at China Lake on Jan. 9. Barlow started his federal service career in a Navy shipyard in . . . Read Full Story >>

Outreach helps shape tomorrow’s innovators

Rebecca Neipp

The history of China Lake is riddled with milestones, firsts and breakthroughs that have helped the Navy, and the United States, keep on the leading edge of technology for the last seven decades. But advocates point to an unsung innovation coming out of this intellectual . . . Read Full Story >>

Outreach helps shape tomorrow’s innovators

Rebecca Neipp

The history of China Lake is riddled with milestones, firsts and breakthroughs that have helped the Navy, and the United States, keep on the leading edge of technology for the last seven decades. But advocates point to an unsung innovation coming out of this intellectual . . . Read Full Story >>

Wiley relieves Lazar of NAWS command

Wiley relieves Lazar of NAWS command

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, Calif. - CAPT Richard A. Wiley will relieve CAPT Dennis A. Lazar Jr. during a Change of Command Ceremony in Hangar One at Armitage Airfield Friday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. Wiley is a native of Greenfield, Calif., and . . . Read Full Story >>

Base exercise expected to impact IWV

Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2014 is being conducted on all Naval installations throughout the continental United States through Feb. 28. This annual event, geared to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel, is not in response to any specific threat, but is regularly . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy honored at SSUSD ceremony

Linda Saholt

Sitting in front of the curtain at Burroughs High School’s Parker Performing Arts Center, neither Captain Dennis Lazar, commanding officer of NAWS, China Lake nor Commander Rod Tribble, of China Lake’s Public Works Office, knew what was coming. And then the big curtains pulled apart . . . Read Full Story >>

Auld named CEO of China Lake Museum Foundation

Auld named CEO of China Lake Museum Foundation

Through the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology, the China Lake Legacy continues. At its most recent board meeting, the China Lake Museum Foundation increased Chief Development Officer, Bruce Auld’s duties by naming him Chief Executive Officer. By this action, Auld will take on . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy honored at SSUSD ceremony

Navy honored at SSUSD ceremony

Linda Saholt

Sitting in front of the curtain at Burroughs High School’s Parker Performing Arts Center, neither Captain Dennis Lazar, commanding officer of NAWS, China Lake nor Commander Rod Tribble, of China Lake’s Public Works Office, knew what was coming. And then the big curtains pulled apart . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy fights  against furloughs

McCarthy fights against furloughs

Rebecca Neipp

Rep. Kevin McCarthy an-nounced last week that a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 3547) includes funding levels that should eliminate the need for any furloughs of civilian employees for 2014 and 2015. When last year’s federal budget crisis triggered the sequester last year, . . . Read Full Story >>

Local students among military academy alternate nominations

Local students among military academy alternate nominations

Local students among military academy alternate nominations Two local students were among Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s recently announced nominations to the United States service academies. Nominees were selected in a competitive process in which a number of highly qualified 23rd Congressional District high school students applied . . . Read Full Story >>

Moran: China Lake poised to lead in times of fiscal uncertainty

Rebecca Neipp

Four months into his tour as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Rear Adm. Mike Moran says China Lake’s recognized technical competence and strong lineage of innovation, coupled with the support from a committed and patriotic community, will help ensure the local . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD remembers Bob Hillyer

By MATTHEW DENNY NAWCWD Public Affairs Friends and admirers have been remembering the contributions of Bob Hillyer, former technical director of the Naval Weapons Center China Lake, who died Oct. 28 at age 78 at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. “We used to have . . . Read Full Story >>