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ALL STAR F-14 Panel

Five former F-14 Test Pilots dramatically recount their experiences with the "Top Gun" aircraft at the recent Meet the Airplane event. Can you identify them all?…

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Meet the Airplane - A-1 Triad

The authentic replica Curtis A-1 Triad aircraft, meticulously assembled from scratch by the Patuxent River Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) took center stage at the February 8, 2014 Meet the Airplane exert at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.

As always, the Meet the…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on February 8, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

January Decompression Night

The decompression Night at the Museum was held on January 16, 2014. It featured hors d’oeuvres, libations, music and a lot of great conversation among friends. The Museum Association expresses its deep appreciation to SAIC for sponsoring this very successful event. The event was well attended and many guests…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on January 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Meet the Airplane

The F/A-18 Meet the Airplane event had something for everyone. Shown below, a young aviation enthusiast practices his carrier landing technique.…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on October 27, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Meet the Airplane - A-4 24 August 2013

Another successful event in the ongoing "Meet the Aircraft" series, this time celebrating the A-4.…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on August 25, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

New Building Approval

On June 25, 2013, the St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners approved an added financial package to proceed with bids to continue construction on the new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum building. The next milestone will be final ratification of a bone-fide contract once final bids are validated by the County and the State of Maryland.  

Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on June 25, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

AUVSI SOUS

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) sponsors an annual Student Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) Competition. SOUS aims at stimulating and fostering interest in unmanned air systems, technologies and careers. It requires the design, integration, and demonstration of a system capable of conducting air operations which includes autonomous flight, navigation of a specified course, and use of onboard payload sensors. The…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on June 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Pax Museum Hosts Silent ART Auction

Artists of all ages, including donations from famous local artists such as Carol Egeli and Mary Lou Troutman, have donated their work to help build a stronger Patuxent River Naval Air Museum by participating in the First Annual Air and Sea Silent Art Auction, set for Thursday, June 6, 5-8 p.m. at the museum.

From flight-testing at Patuxent River Naval Air Station to fishing and sailing in our fabulous waters, Air and Sea activities are…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on May 30, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Status

The Following letter appeared as a Letter ton the Editor at the Enterprise on April, 18, 2013



As the president of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) Association, I would like to thank the St…
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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on April 20, 2013 at 11:25pm — No Comments

ANOTHER MEET THE AIRPLANE SUCCESS

 

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is hosted it's Second semi-monthly MEET THE AIRPLANE! event on 23 February 2013 from 1200-1500. The focus airplane this month was the mock-up of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus, the predecessor to the Navy’s current demonstrator…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on April 14, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

NAVAIR/NAWCAD EEO OFFICE DIVERSITY POSTER CONTEST

The NAVAIR/NAWCAD EEO Office is sponsoring the ninth annual Diversity Poster Contest. This year’s theme is "Diversity in Our Community." This contest was created to…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on November 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

More Press

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum was featured at the Patuxent Partnership's Annual Meeting on Novermber 7, 2012. Below are some press releases that relate to disclosures from that day.

The Baynet

The Lexington Park Leader

      The Partnership Event

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on November 11, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Ground Breaking

What others are saying:

The Baynet

Lexington Park Leader

The Enterprise

County…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on October 17, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Disabled American Veterans Van Pays a Visit

The Disabled American Veteran's (DAV) van paid its annual visit to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 20 and September 21, 2012 (10 am till 2 pm) . The Disabled American Veterans organization, made up exclusively of men and womeb disabled in our nation's defense, serves to: Provide free, professional…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

:Muddy Hill - Project TRIM/VAH-21

I was a Texas Instruments contract Tech Rep on both Project Muddy Hill 1967/68 and followed up on Project TRIM, including being a plank holder of VAH-21 August 1968 to April 1969.

Added by Harold Thomas Humphries on April 6, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

A-1 Triad at Air Expo

The A-1 Curtis Triad Pusher Prop, the first Naval Aircraft, was replicated in great detail by the Patuxent River Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Chapter 478. The Triad made its debut at Air-Expo 2011 aboard the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland on September 3 and 4 2011.…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 5, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Quilt Exhibit At the Museum

Forty quilts chosen for the national Thread Tails and Vapor Trails Quilt Challenge will be on display at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park from Sept. 2-7, 2011. The Navy Quilt Challenge was the idea of Charlie Hoewing, wife of Vice Admiral Gerald Hoewing. Vice Admiral Hoewing USN (Ret) is…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Life Before and After BRAC

“Life Before and after BRAC”, the second of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum’s Educational Program series, was a great success. Held at the museum on Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2011, the event was both educational and entertaining.

 

Former Maryland House Speaker and Circuit Court Judge John Hanson Briscoe was the first to speak. He traced the development of Lexington Park from a high-flying party zone managed through patronage to a respectable business district with the…

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St. Mary’s County Before and After BRAC Is Subject of April 17 Pax Museum Program

The Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) process has had a huge impact on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The effects of all those changes will be the subject of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association program “Life in St. Mary’s County Before and After BRAC,” set for Sunday, April 17, 3-5 p.m. at the museum.

 

The NAS Patuxent River today employs over 20,000 civilians and military staff, but it didn’t always.  A large part of…

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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on April 2, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

A Precursor to Naval Aviation in St. Mary's County

Imagine driving a truck from St. Mary.s County to Calvert County across a solid ice pack. Imagine a rural life where batteries supplied limited electricity for lighting. Imagine party line phones operated from a citizen’s living room. Imagine feeding the cows and chickens before going to school. Imagine going to schools in a small building heated by a wood stove. Imagine an operating still secreted in the woods. Imagine regular illicit liquor delivery to Washington D.C. from St. Mary’s County.… Continue

Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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