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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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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on April 20, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

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

First in a Lectures Series Sets the Stage for a Living Historuy

“Life Before NAS Pax” will be the subject when the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Foundation kicks off its quarterly speaker series on Sunday, Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m. at the museum.
The Patuxent River Naval Air Station is the leading economic engine of Southern Maryland, with more than 20,000 military and civilian employees. Its impact on the area’s growth has been incalculable.
There was a time, however, before the air station even existed, when Southern Maryland was a…
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Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 24, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

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