Secretary of Defense visits

Secretary of Defense visits

Rebecca Neipp

With the unveiling of President Obama’s 2017 budget request just days away, China Lake stands to gain support thanks to its forward-focused work, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reported after getting an inside look at operations at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Tuesday afternoon. . . . Read Full Story >>

Secretary of Defense visits NAWCWD

Secretary of Defense visits NAWCWD

The C-32 that landed Tuesday afternoon at China Lake carried Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, along with an entourage that include members of the national and international media. Carter’s message to the press, and his visit to the Dust Devils at VX-31, will be featured . . . Read Full Story >>

Aerospace defense company to hold job fair

Aerospace defense company to hold job fair

Orbital ATK is looking to fill multiple positions in their Ridgecrest facility and his holding a job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 4 – 7 p.m. at SpringHill Suites Marriott according to their press release. The aerospace and defense technologies company will have hiring . . . Read Full Story >>

‘An irreplaceable national treasure’

‘An irreplaceable national treasure’

Rebecca Neipp

An entourage of retired, high-ranking military and political officials on a mission to champion unique capabilities in national defense praised the groundbreaking work, as well as the unique geography, at China Lake after a series of meetings, tours and public appearances earlier this week. “You . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD commander on conference speaker lineup

NAWCWD commander on conference speaker lineup

RIDGECREST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE — Rear Adm. Brian K. Corey, Commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, has been announced as one of the speakers at IWV Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Kerr McGee Center. This year’s theme is . . . Read Full Story >>

O’Neil awarded on departure from NAWCWD

O’Neil awarded on departure from NAWCWD

Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, left, commander, Naval Air Systems Command, presents Scott O’Neil, former Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, with a Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award during O’Neil’s retirement celebration Jan. 7. The award, signed by Secretary of the . . . Read Full Story >>

Public invited to learn about weather mod at China Lake

Public invited to learn about weather mod at China Lake

China Lake fools with Mother Nature at the Historic USO Building as the popular “Pictures of Us” video series by Mark Pahuta and Leroy Doig III continues on on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. In their first “Pictures of Us” video production of the . . . Read Full Story >>

Gov. Wilson to address Alliance

The China Lake Alliance will host former California Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday, Jan. 25, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at SpringHill Suites. “Gov. Wilson has a distinguished record of public service as mayor of San Diego, United States senator, governor of California, and more . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy League dinner is Jan. 13

Indian Wells Valley Council of the Navy League will meet Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Ale’s Steakhouse. The meeting opens with socializing at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations should be made by Monday, Jan. 11, by e-mailing iwnavyleague@yahoo.com or calling 760-608-4404. Reserva-tions . . . Read Full Story >>

Blue Angels are returning

Blue Angels are returning

After a nearly three-decade hiatus, the Blue Angels are scheduled to return to China Lake on March 18-19, 2017. Peggy Shoaf of the Naval Air Weapons Station Public Affairs Office said that although she has not heard official confirmation, Capt. Rich Wiley has been working . . . Read Full Story >>

ESDPs graduate from Weapons Division

ESDPs graduate from Weapons Division

By STACIE BAILEY NAWCWD Public Affairs Twenty-two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists and engineers walked across the stage to commemorate their graduation from the Engineer and Scientist Development Program on Nov. 12 in China Lake. NAWCWD Executive Director Scott O’Neil and Rear Adm. . . . Read Full Story >>

Team earns awards for application of risk management framework

By Brian Wulfekotte NAWCWD Public Affairs “Did it feel like being the first round through the barrel?” asked Senior Executive Tom Dowd as he presented Bay 4 Risk Management Framework Range members with team awards on Sept. 29 at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons . . . Read Full Story >>

Human resources team recognized

Human resources team recognized

By STACIE BAILEY NAWCWD Public Affairs Casual conversation turned into soft, curious whispers recently when Rear Adm. Mike Moran, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, and Executive Director Scott O’Neil made a surprise entrance to present Point Mugu and China Lake human resources team . . . Read Full Story >>

‘1-63’ video features  President Kennedy’s visit

‘1-63’ video features President Kennedy’s visit

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host a special edition of China Lake’s historical video series, when series creators Mark Pahuta and Leroy Doig III will show “1-63,” which captures on film the No. 1 project of the year 1963 — the . . . Read Full Story >>

WD reports success in FY 14-15

WD reports success in FY 14-15

By RENEE HATCHER NAWCWD Public Affairs The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division logged record-setting numbers with notable increases in hiring and work during its last fiscal year. The command saw a 10-percent increase in new orders that resulted in $1.4 billion worth of work . . . Read Full Story >>

Scott O’Neil to address NCMA

The China Lake/Ridgecrest Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will welcome Scott O’Neil, executive firector and director for research and engineering at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake. Speaking on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 11:15 a.m. at the Paradise Cafe, China . . . Read Full Story >>

WACOM celebrates 70 years at China Lake

WACOM celebrates 70 years at China Lake

By THERESA GOLDSTRAND News Review CorrespondentWACOM (formerly named the Women’s Auxiliary of Commis-sioned Officers Mess) celebrated 70 years of service to China Lake and the Indian Wells Valley with a party on Nov. 10. More than 100 members turned out at the Paradise Café for . . . Read Full Story >>

Corey accepts command of NAWCWD

CHINA LAKE — Rear Adm. Brian Corey was welcomed by familiar faces as he rejoined the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, this time, as the commander. Corey relieved Rear Adm. Mike Moran during a change-of-command ceremony at China Lake on Oct. 29. “Coming back . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Community Day is Sat.

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE — Un-manned vehicles, heavy/tactical equipment, static displays of aircraft, a technology zone and a family/kids’ zone are just some of the displays that will be available at this year’s Community Day event being held at Armitage Airfield Saturday, Nov. . . . Read Full Story >>

Pay raise is economic boon for IWV

The announcement this week about an increase in federal pay will translate to an influx of millions in additional disposable income into the Indian Wells Valley, and a potential boost to our closed economy. Federal employees at China Lake have historically been carved out of . . . Read Full Story >>