New admiral addresses China Lake Alliance

New admiral addresses China Lake Alliance

Rebecca Neipp

“Having an opportunity to speak with you is much more beneficial than you probably realize,” Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, who recently accepted command of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, told the members and guests of the China Lake Alliance at a luncheon last . . . Read Full Story >>

WD-produced videos earn ‘Telly’ awards

WD-produced videos earn ‘Telly’ awards

By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Public Affairs Office recently received Bronze and Silver honors in the 39th annual Telly Awards this May. There are only two awards within a Telly Award category, with Silver being the highest . . . Read Full Story >>

Asbestos detected in base soil

According to a press release issued this week by officials of the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, a site inspection revealed asbestos-containing material scattered throughout the vacant lot located north of Blandy Avenue, and the subsequent detection of substance in the surface soil. contains . . . Read Full Story >>

Children experience "Flyin’ Fun"

Children experience "Flyin’ Fun"

Youngsters learn about the forces of flight, gravity and Newton’s laws of motion during the “Flying Fun” hands-on STEM camp, sponsored by High Desert Leapin’ Lizards at the Kerr McGee Center. Registration is available at www.ridgecrest-ca.gov/recreation for future sessions, which will explore topics such as . . . Read Full Story >>

WD sponsors STEAM summer camp

WD sponsors STEAM summer camp

Meghan Baronowski, a Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division materials engineer, helps a student operate their Ozobot during the STEAM camp. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Through the sponsorship of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons . . . Read Full Story >>

Keeter, Pearl pass on their Johnson  family legacy at China Lake

Keeter, Pearl pass on their Johnson family legacy at China Lake

Camie Keeter and her son, Gavin Fielder, are pictured with Camie’s parents, William and Betty Johnson, in a family photo from 1989. — Courtesy photo ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Though the last name Johnson is common at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons . . . Read Full Story >>

Bruce honored for 35 years of service

Bruce honored for 35 years of service

Cameron Bruce receives the flag flown in honor of his service. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ Cameron Bruce, outgoing director for business development, was recognized for 35 years of service at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division during a May 17 flag-raising . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake announces guidelines for drone flights

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE – Flying drones for recreational purposes can be a lot of fun, as long as rules and safety precautions are followed. The city of Ridgecrest is located within several airspace areas, each falling under different Federal Aviation Regulations for . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD flag aide  receives commendation

NAWCWD flag aide receives commendation

Lt. Thomas McGee, right, receives a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal from Rear Adm. Scott Dillon. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ NAWCWD flag aide receives commendation By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs On May 15, during a ceremony at China Lake, . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD honors EYH volunteers

NAWCWD honors EYH volunteers

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Executive Director Joan Johnson (right) honors volunteers of the Expanding Your Horizons conference at a recent ceremony. Volunteers at the annual event hosted 137 girls to offer them hands-on activities and instruction in a variety of STEM careers. “Even . . . Read Full Story >>

Engineers complete ESDP

Engineers complete ESDP

Joan Johnson, left, executive director of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, stands with spring 2018 graduates of the Engineer and Scientist Development Program following a ceremony May 10 at China Lake. “There is such a breadth of knowledge and background in this group, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Rena Jacobson honored for 30 years at NAWCWD

Rena Jacobson honored for 30 years at NAWCWD

During a ceremony at China Lake on April 30, Rena Jacobson holds the flag flown in honor of her career at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. She has had a diverse career including providing support to the Contracts Department and Public Works, as well . . . Read Full Story >>

Lloyd celebrates 40 years

Lloyd celebrates 40 years

James Lloyd (center) with his wife Teresa and Rear Adm. Scott Dillon. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs There was no shortage of smiles as James Lloyd celebrated 40 years of federal service among a room full . . . Read Full Story >>

ESDP China Laker fixes fleet issue aboard ’Reagan’

ESDP China Laker fixes fleet issue aboard ’Reagan’

By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Just four and a half years into her career at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Alyssa Williams, an Engineer and Scientist Development Program employee at China Lake, recently traveled abroad to train and assist Navy sailors with the . . . Read Full Story >>

Bilson is ’Ranger of the Year’

Bilson is ’Ranger of the Year’

Kari Bilson receives the NAVAIR Ranges Department’s Ranger of the Year Award for fiscal year 2018 from Tom Dowd, director of NAVAIR Ranges, during a ceremony April 13 at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake. Bilson was recognized for her independent efforts . . . Read Full Story >>

Elwell, Short recognized for their achievements

Elwell, Short recognized for their achievements

A May 7 ceremony at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recognized the efforts of Edward Short, recipient of the 2017 Naval Test Wing Pacific Flight Test Engineer of the Year Award; Lt. Scott Elwell, who received the 2017 Naval Test Wing Pacific Test Pilot . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake clarifies: no contaminants in drinking water

Rebecca Neipp

Following the circulation of a report that identified the discovery of water contaminants on 126 military bases, the Naval Air Weapons Station’s Public Affairs Office released a clarification announcing that China Lake’s drinking water is not affected. According to an article published in the Military . . . Read Full Story >>

Dillon assumes command of WD

Dillon assumes command of WD

Rear Adm. Scott Dillon (left) relieves Rear Adm. Brian Corey of command of NAWCWD last week as Adm. Paul Grosklags (right) looks on. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Rear Adm. Scott Dillon relieved Rear Adm. Brian Corey as . . . Read Full Story >>

Mike Hill earns top civilian award

Mike Hill earns top civilian award

Mike Hill receives his award from Rear Adm. Brian Corey. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Mike Hill, an information technology program manager at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, was recognized with a Navy Meritorious . . . Read Full Story >>

Junior  Bluejacket  supports  VX-31,  Health Clinic

Junior Bluejacket supports VX-31, Health Clinic

Jace Borowiak, shown with his sponsor Steve Varga, was named Junior Bluejacket of the Year. — U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Clyde B. Laster ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Hospital Corpsman Seaman Jace Borowiak was named the Indian Wells Valley Navy League’s Junior . . . Read Full Story >>