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 >>

NAWCWD graduates first cohort of NPS certificate program

NAWCWD graduates first cohort of NPS certificate program

By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Seven Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teammates were honored as the first cohort to complete the Naval Postgraduate School’s accredited Applied Trajectory Optimization Certificate program during a ceremony Jan. 31 at China Lake. “This was a great opportunity . . . Read Full Story >>

Team honored by Air Dominance Division

Team honored by Air Dominance Division

The Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile Live Fire Team at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, composed of members from the Weapons and Energetics Department and the Integrated System Evaluation, Experimentation and Test Department, was recognized as the 2018 Joint U.S. Air Force Air Dominance Division’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Dillon visits asset maintenance team

Dillon visits asset maintenance team

Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, recently met with members of the Weapons Sustainment Support Branch at China Lake and witnessed the work that puts capability back into the warfighters’ hands quickly. “Every time you turn around, you become cognizant . . . Read Full Story >>

Garza, Malievsky named Bluejackets of the Year

Garza, Malievsky named Bluejackets of the Year

Recipients of the 47th annual Bluejacket of the Year awards are honored by the IWV Council of the Navy League. Senior Bluejacket Adrian Garza (right) is an air traffic controlman 1st Class at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. He was sponsored by the American . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD welcomes new command master chief

NAWCWD welcomes new command master chief

Master Chief Scottie Cox is Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s new command master chief — U.S. Navy photo ------ By Stacie Lawrence NAWCWD Public Affairs Office The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s newest Command Master Chief Scottie Cox brings with him a familiarity . . . Read Full Story >>

Flag-raising honors Toftners’ combined 54 years

Flag-raising honors Toftners’ combined 54 years

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees Maureen and Chris Toftner celebrate 14 and 40 years of service, respectively, during a joint flag raising ceremony Feb. 1 at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ NAWCWD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE — Chris and . . . Read Full Story >>

Bower receives flag for 45 years of service

Bower receives flag for 45 years of service

David Bower receives an American flag raised in honor of his 45 years of federal service during a ceremony at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake on Jan. 31. Bower enlisted in the Navy in 1974, serving with Attack Fighter Squadron 94 aboard . . . Read Full Story >>

From seawater to jet fuel

From seawater to jet fuel

Dr. Ben Harvey, right, a senior research chemist at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, and Dr. Patrick Rose, second from right front, science director for Synthetic Biology at the Office of Naval Research Global, join collaborators in synthetic biology research — U.S. Navy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Lincks recognized for 68 years of joint service

Lincks recognized for 68 years of joint service

Dennis and Debby Linck celebrate 36 and 32 years of service, respectively, during a flag-raising ceremony — U.S. Navy photo by Ron Rodriguez ------ The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Dennis and Debby Linck celebrated a combined 68 years of service during a flag-raising . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD Executive Associate Cyndi Townsend retires

NAWCWD Executive Associate Cyndi Townsend retires

Cyndi Townsend, retiring executive associate for the commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, closed out her career during a flag-raising ceremony at China Lake on Jan. 28. “Thank you all for being here,” she said. “It’s been a great journey and now I’m . . . Read Full Story >>

Bluejackets honored by Navy league council

Bluejackets honored by Navy league council

The Indian Wells Valley Council of the Navy League honors Bluejackets of the year. Sailors and Marines selected as China Lake’s best will be recognized at a dinner on Saturday, March 23, at the Kerr McGee Center. Sponsors and honorees pictured from left are (front) . . . Read Full Story >>

Mitchell recognized for 32 years of service

Mitchell recognized for 32 years of service

Terry Mitchell holds the flag flown in honor of her 32 years of service at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division during a Jan. 23 ceremony at China Lake. After supporting the Procurement Division as a clerk-typist and procurement clerk, Mitchell moved into the Attack . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD recognizes Benton for years of service

NAWCWD recognizes Benton for years of service

During a flag-raising ceremony at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake on Jan. 24, Mick Benton is recognized for 31 years of service. Benton’s early career at China Lake began in the Microelectronics Branch prior to transitioning into the Sparrow Project Office. He . . . Read Full Story >>

Heermann earns CISSM Award

Heermann earns CISSM Award

Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, surprises Mary Heermann with a Mark Kolstoe Command ISSM Award during a Jan. 16 cybersecurity meeting at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs Mary . . . Read Full Story >>

Heinsma is honored as Mentor  of the Year at China Lake

Heinsma is honored as Mentor of the Year at China Lake

Dwayne Heinsma, Naval Air Systems Command’s Mentor of the Year at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, is recognized by Joan Johnson, NAWCWD executive director and one of Heinsma’s mentors, following a Jan. 31 ceremony honoring mentors across NAVAIR. — U.S. Navy . . . Read Full Story >>

WD recognizes 24 TEDP graduates

WD recognizes 24 TEDP graduates

Graduates of the TEDP Program, joined by Ian Anderson (left) — U.S. Navy photo by Ryan Smith ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs The Tactical Engineer Development Program at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division honored its fourth graduating class of 24 during a . . . Read Full Story >>

WD’s Meagher named Civilian Logistician of the Year

WD’s Meagher named Civilian Logistician of the Year

During a ceremony at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md., on Nov. 29, Vice Adm. Dean Peters, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, presents Kevin Meagher, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division lead assistant program manager for logistics, with a plaque honoring Meagher with . . . Read Full Story >>

Gephart takes  command  of VX-31

Gephart takes command of VX-31

Cmdr. Andrew “Lurch” Gephart takes over command of VX-31 on Jan. 10 at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert ------ NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION — Cmdr. Andrew “Lurch” Gephart relieved Cmdr. Elizabeth “Lizard” Somerville as commanding officer of the Air . . . Read Full Story >>