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 >>

Commander’s awards recognize NAWCWD successes

Commander’s awards recognize NAWCWD successes

Jacqui Walters joins winners of the Small Business Team award. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams and individuals were among those who won 84 NAVAIR Commander’s Awards on March 14. . . . Read Full Story >>

Pilot with local ties connects trainer jet to support team at China Lake

Pilot with local ties connects trainer jet to support team at China Lake

Paul Magaha, a software engineer with the Joint Systems Support Activity team at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, gets his first, up-close look inside of a T-45 trainer jet during pilots’ visit to China Lake on March 16. — U.S. Navy photo by . . . Read Full Story >>

Collins receives flag for 44 years of service

Collins receives flag for 44 years of service

Larry Collins, a senior technical advisor at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, receives the flag raised in honor of his 44 years at China Lake. Collins’ civilian career began at the G-1 Fire Control facility after he served six years in the Navy as . . . Read Full Story >>

Italians celebrate success at China Lake

Italians celebrate success at China Lake

Rebecca Neipp

Italian Air Force Col. Marco Bertoli, commander of the “Blazing Shield” campaign at China Lake, in the cockpit of his Eurofighter. — U.S. Navy photo by Ron Rodriguez ------ China Lakers joined members of the Italian Air Force this week in celebrating the achievements in . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango helps mark China Lake milestone

Maturango helps mark China Lake milestone

Rebecca Neipp

The Maturango Museum, circa 1963, while it was still located on base. — U.S. Navy photo ------ As the chief stewards of the natural, historical and cultural records of the Indian Wells Valley, Maturango Museum and staff will be among the local organizations kicking off . . . Read Full Story >>

Pruitt family roots run deep in China Lake

Pruitt family roots run deep in China Lake

Three generations of China Lake machinists, clockwise from top right, George Pruitt Jr., George Pruitt Sr. and Ron Pruitt, gather in front of a high-speed milling machine on the corner of “Hollywood and Vine” in the Michelson Laboratory machine shop. — Courtesy photo ------ By . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum champions China Lake culture

Museum champions China Lake culture

Rebecca Neipp

The F-11 Super Tiger — one of only two made, and the last remaining — stands outside Phase I of the China Lake Museum relocation project. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ An F-11 Super Tiger, sitting outside the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD helps Burroughs students  prepare for college, STEM careers

NAWCWD helps Burroughs students prepare for college, STEM careers

Burroughs High School students attend a computer science seminar taught by Curtis Merrell in preparation for an upcoming Advanced Placement exam. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs About an hour before classes start every Monday through Friday, . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD hosts 17th annual EYH conference for young girls

NAWCWD hosts 17th annual EYH conference for young girls

Expanding Your Horizons participants use common household items to build the structures of their dreams during the recent conference at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake. — U.S. Navy photo by James Weeks III . . . Read Full Story >>

Capt. Tim Johnson earns Meritorious Service Medal

Capt. Tim Johnson earns Meritorious Service Medal

U.S. Navy Reservist Capt. Tim Johnson, left, receives a Meritorious Service Medal and certificate from Rear Adm. Brian Corey. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs During a recent ceremony at China Lake, Rear Adm. Brian Corey, Naval . . . Read Full Story >>

Labs director Pamulapati tours China Lake

Labs director Pamulapati tours China Lake

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Engineer Nevin Hill, left, discusses the differences between parts made with additive manufacturing and those made through traditional manufacturing with Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati, center, director of the Laboratories Office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for . . . Read Full Story >>

Hampton retires after 35 years

Hampton retires after 35 years

Alan Hampton, who is retiring from his position as head of the Weapons Components Engineering and Test Branch at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, receives the flag flown in honor of his 35 years of service during a ceremony March 5 at China Lake. . . . Read Full Story >>

Woods impressed  with capabilities,  passion at China Lake

Woods impressed with capabilities, passion at China Lake

Pictured: Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Robert Woods experiences mixed reality technology during his visit to China Lake. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs Robert Woods, acting assistant secretary of the Navy . . . Read Full Story >>

Blazek is Engineer of the Year

Blazek is Engineer of the Year

By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Benjamin Blazek, a Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division aeronautical and mechanical engineer, was recognized as an agency winner for the 2018 Federal Engineer of the Year Awards during a ceremony sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers . . . Read Full Story >>

Giraud  is 2017  NAVAIR  Sailor of  the Year

Giraud is 2017 NAVAIR Sailor of the Year

By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Giraud, a naval aircrewman with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, strives to be the best person he can be and an overall “good dude.” . . . Read Full Story >>

Volunteers help budding engineers and scientists

Volunteers help budding engineers and scientists

Volunteers who supported the 2017 Young Engineers and Scientists! of Ridgecrest Conference at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division are joined by Dan Carreño, left, director of the Weapons and Energetics Department, following a Feb. 13 appreciation ceremony at China Lake. The 7th annual event . . . Read Full Story >>