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 >>

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 >>