‘There is a sea change ... I ask for your participation’

‘There is a sea change ... I ask for your participation’

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer Vice Adm. Mike Moran spoke at last week’s California Contracting-Acquisition-Procurement Industry Day Expo at the Kerr McGee Center to address the state of national security, China Lake’s role in the mission of defense and the ongoing recovery efforts . . . Read Full Story >>

Moran honored by SBA at Industry Days

Moran honored by SBA at Industry Days

Pete Estrada (left) of the Small Business Administration, an exhibitor at the California Industry Days Expo Wednesday and Thursday at Kerr McGee Center, presents an award to Vice Admiral Mike Moran, who was the keynote speaker at the two-day event. Moran was a previous commander . . . Read Full Story >>

Dillon: ’Thank the veterans who protect our freedom’

Dillon: ’Thank the veterans who protect our freedom’

For the past 100 years, Americans have set aside Nov. 11 as a day to recognize and honor our nation’s veterans. In 1919, we called it Armistice Day; in 1954, it became Veterans Day. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the purpose of . . . Read Full Story >>

Dale: ’Thank you to those that have supported this great nation’

Dale: ’Thank you to those that have supported this great nation’

On Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to the United States on the first Armistice Day. In this message, he said the following: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of . . . Read Full Story >>

Johnson: ’They’ve answered the call time and again, at home and abroad’

Johnson: ’They’ve answered the call time and again, at home and abroad’

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a Civil War hero and Medal of Honor recipient, once said that “Heroism is latent in every human soul. However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials — privations, toils, dangers, . . . Read Full Story >>

Hewer celebrates 50 years at China Lake

Hewer celebrates 50 years at China Lake

Gary A. Hewer is honored for 50 years of service at China Lake by NAWCWD commander Rear Adm. Scott Dillon. Hewer came onboard in 1968; since then, he has built a career in mathematics equations and wave analysis. He has authored more than 40 technical . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWS fined for waste handling

NAWS fined for waste handling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 3 a settlement with the Department of the Navy for improperly managing hazardous waste at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake. Under the agreement, the federal facility will pay a $23,700 penalty. “It is critical for . . . Read Full Story >>

$585M secured for China Lake

Rebecca Neipp

China Lake earthquake recovery efforts got a boost with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s announcement that she has secured $585 million to fund repairs at the Naval Air Weapons Station. The 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes, which hit July 4 and 5, temporarily closed the installation — which . . . Read Full Story >>

Harlow earns NMCS award

Harlow earns NMCS award

By AARON CRUTCHFIELD, NAWCWD Public Affairs In an Aug. 29 ceremony at China Lake, in the presence of family and friends, Brad Harlow was presented a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award by Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander. The citation . . . Read Full Story >>

Final EA for Cuddeback available

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment to analyze the potential impacts associated with expanding China Lake to include the former Air Force gunnery range at Cuddeback Lake. “Based on the analysis presented in the Final EA and in coordination with the U.S. . . . Read Full Story >>

Base repair costs might top $2B

Base repair costs might top $2B

By J.D. SIMKINS, Republished courtesy of the Navy Times Twin Independence Day weekend earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks rocked the California hamlet of Ridgecrest, buckling roads, igniting fractured natural gas lines and breaking home furnishing. Those tremors didn’t spare Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, . . . Read Full Story >>

‘We are coming back even stronger’

‘We are coming back even stronger’

Rebecca Neipp

“We are in a very positive mood today,” Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Commander Rear Adm. Scott Dillon told some 500 who gathered to hear an update after last week’s 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes rendered their host at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWS Public Works restores utilities

NAWS Public Works restores utilities

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake sustained damage to multiple facilities, as well as loss of utility services, in the wake of multiple earthquakes. “As many departments work hard to restore the base back to normal working condition, NAWSCL Public Works, in conjunction with the . . . Read Full Story >>

VX-9 resumes flight operations at China Lake

VX-9 resumes flight operations at China Lake

By Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West CHINA LAKE, California – Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine (VX-9) resumed normal flight operations July 10 on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL). Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWS makes progress toward full operability

NAWS makes progress toward full operability

Rebecca Neipp

Following the 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes that rocked Indian Wells and Searles valleys last week, China Lake — virtually on the epicenter of both quakes and thousands of subsequent aftershocks — was deemed “non mission capable.” On July 9, Naval Air Weapons Station Commanding Officer . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake assessing earthquake damages

China Lake assessing earthquake damages

Rebecca Neipp

China Lake officials hosted local and national media on a tour to survey some of the damages sustained during last week’s earthquakes. Capt. Paul Dale likened the process of cleaning up after the 6.4-magnitude quake, only to be rocked 34 hours later by a 7.1, . . . Read Full Story >>

Scientist to Sea participants share their  experience

Scientist to Sea participants share their experience

By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs Earlier this year 13 employees from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division spent a day aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participating in the Scientist to Sea program. The program gives civilians an opportunity to learn about naval operations . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD recognizes Expanding Your Horizons volunteers

NAWCWD recognizes Expanding Your Horizons volunteers

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recognizes Expanding Your Horizons volunteers for their support of the March conference, which offered 140 local middle school students an inside glimpse into some of the opportunities for careers in fields relating to science, technology, engineering and math. “We . . . Read Full Story >>

Hodge awarded for 47 years at NAWCWD

Hodge awarded for 47 years at NAWCWD

Jesse “Jay” Hodge, a senior engineer at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, celebrates 47 years of service during a March 1 flag raising ceremony at China Lake. Hodge began his career at the Naval Weapons Center working with a team that was just beginning . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD’s Melvin Sorem recognized for safety

NAWCWD’s Melvin Sorem recognized for safety

Capt. Matthew Sniffin, vice commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, presents Melvin Sorem with a safety award in recognition of his performance as the rigger-in-charge of a Category II 30,000-pound bridge crane at China Lake on March 14. During a Feb. 27 Navy . . . Read Full Story >>