NAWCWD honors Charles Marrs

NAWCWD honors Charles Marrs

Charles Marrs, a program manager at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, receives the flag flown in honor of his 37 years of service during a ceremony Nov. 30 at China Lake. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert . . . Read Full Story >>

Conaway earns prestigious Navy award

Conaway earns prestigious Navy award

By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Jeff Conaway, a retired program manager from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, has a great support system as was evidenced by the crowd that gathered to celebrate his receipt of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award during . . . Read Full Story >>

McDonald earns Navy’s top civilian award for ONRG detail

McDonald earns Navy’s top civilian award for ONRG detail

Pictured: Harlan Kooima presents Kelly McDonald with a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ****** By DEIDRE PATIN NAWCWD Public Affairs Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Employee Kelly McDonald was recently honored with a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service . . . Read Full Story >>

Community leaders tour China Lake

Community leaders tour China Lake

Pictured: Marty Krammer (right) ushers community leaders on a tour of the Weapons Survivability Laboratory. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ***** By STACIE BAILEY NAWCWD Public Affairs Community leaders representing educational, housing, civic and economic interests in the Indian Wells Valley recently toured . . . Read Full Story >>

Fresh, former employees connect for retiree appreciation

Fresh, former employees connect for retiree appreciation

Pictured: Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division alumni gather outside before the start of the 2017 Retiree Appreciation Day event at China Lake. — U.S. Navy photo by Ron Rodriguez ***** By STACIE BAILEY NAWCWD Public Affairs Several generations of current and former Naval Air . . . Read Full Story >>

Langan awarded for 30-years at China Lake

Langan awarded for 30-years at China Lake

John Langan receives a 30-year length-of-service award from Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, during a ceremony Nov. 30 at China Lake. Langan has supported target-detecting devices, Standard Missile and the F-35, among other projects. “Thank you for 30 years of . . . Read Full Story >>

Weapons Division hosts panel of women leaders in STEM

Weapons Division hosts panel of women leaders in STEM

By STACIE BAILEY, NAWCWD Public Affairs The Women’s Advisory Group Science, Technology, Engineering and Math team, in collaboration with other Naval Air Systems Command diversity action teams, hosted a “Women in Technical Project Management” leadership and diversity event at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons . . . Read Full Story >>

Dr. Ezeike recognized for 30 years of service

Dr. Ezeike recognized for 30 years of service

Dr. Charles Ezeike, left, an electronics engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, receives a 30-year length-of-service award from Ken Chirkis, head of the System Safety Engineering Branch, during a ceremony Oct. 27 at China Lake. Prior to joining System Safety in 2915, . . . Read Full Story >>

Ron Merrill receives service award

Ron Merrill receives service award

Ron Merrill, left, receives as 20-year length of service award from Ken Chirkis, head of the System Safety Engineering Branch at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, during a ceremony Oct. 27 at China Lake. Merrill arrived at China Lake in 2003 as an . . . Read Full Story >>

Spurling honored for exceptional service

Spurling honored for exceptional service

Greg Wheelock, director for energetics, presents Alana Spurling, a mechanical engineer, with an award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for exceptional service and devotion as the technical area organizer and expert for the Solid Rockets Technical Committee from 2002 to 2017. While . . . Read Full Story >>

Contracts team recognized for excellence

Contracts team recognized for excellence

Collin Kyte, third from left, director, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Contracts, joins Naval Air Systems Command Contracts teammates to receive the Acquisition Field Activity Award during the 2017 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards at the Pentagon on Oct. 12. The Contracts . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD honors Chirkis for 30 years of service

NAWCWD honors Chirkis for 30 years of service

Ken Chirkis is honored by Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, for 30 years of service at NAWCWD during an Oct. 18 ceremony at China Lake. Chirkis has been the head of the System Safety Engineering Branch at NAWCWD since 1992. . . . Read Full Story >>

Greshem receives flag for 40 years of service

Greshem receives flag for 40 years of service

In honor of 40 years of combined active duty and civil service, Danny Gresham receives an American flag flown in his honor during a Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division flag-raising ceremony at China Lake on Oct. 26. Gresham joined NAWCWD after serving in the . . . Read Full Story >>

Mesa awarded for 20 years of service

Mesa awarded for 20 years of service

David Mesa, left, receives a 20-year length-of-service award from Ken Chirkis, head of the System Safety Engineering Branch at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, during an Oct. 27 ceremony at China Lake. Mesa enlisted in the Navy in 1980 and was assigned to . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWS public scoping mtg. is Tuesday

NAWS public scoping mtg. is Tuesday

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE — The Navy will hold a public scoping meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, to provide information and an opportunity for the public to comment on the environmental assessment for testing, evaluation and training activities at the Cuddeback Range. The meeting . . . Read Full Story >>

Daniels recognized for 40 years, meritorious service

Daniels recognized for 40 years, meritorious service

Rear Adm. Brian Corey, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, recognized Roy Daniels with a 40-year length-of-service award and the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award during a ceremony at China Lake. Daniels serves as a team lead for the Shipboard Weapons Integration Team within . . . Read Full Story >>

LRASM team gets excellence award

LRASM team gets excellence award

NAWCWD CHINA LAKE — In recognition of their development and implementation of a kill chain testbed for the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile, teammates at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division received Research and Engineering Excellence awards during a recent ceremony. The team developed the kill chain . . . Read Full Story >>

Innovative culture alive and well

Innovative culture alive and well

Rebecca Neipp

As growing threats continue to emerge on the global scene, the U.S. military must adapt to an increasingly complex environment. “Everything we must do must contribute to the increased lethality of our military,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently told defense leaders. “I think China . . . Read Full Story >>

Largest-ever crowd for Navy Ball

Largest-ever crowd for Navy Ball

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION — Two hundred and forty two years ago the vision of starting the Navy began with the idea of sea power as a means to protect and promote the American dream. The tradition of the Navy Ball started many years after, . . . Read Full Story >>

Scott O’Neil wins strike association’s  Johnson Technical Achievement Award

Scott O’Neil wins strike association’s Johnson Technical Achievement Award

ARLINGTON, VA – Scott O’Neil, previously NAVAIR executive director for research and engineering, will receive the 2017 Precision Strike Association’s Richard H. Johnson Technical Achievement Award during the organization’s symposium Wed., Oct. 25, in Laurel, MD. “We are honored to recognize Mr. O’Neil for his . . . Read Full Story >>