Lt. Cmdr. Longley Thomason, NAWCWD Range chief test pilot

China Lake milestones

Lt. Cmdr. Longley Thomason, NAWCWD Range chief test pilotLt. Cmdr. Longley Thomason, Range chief test pilot for Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, is pinned by his wife, Heather, left, and mother, Ivy Loftice, in honor of his promotion to U.S. Navy commander during a ceremony Sept. 10 at China Lake. Also in attendance were his father, John Loftice, Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, NAWCWD commander, and a host of colleagues. “This is a testament to the great work that you’re doing on behalf of the organization,” Dillon said. “It’s really no small accomplishment.” — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert

Story First Published: 2018-09-14