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Bravo Zulu! Southern Maryland’s Military Leaders Welcome LSM Class of ’23 for Behind the Scenes NAS Pax River Base Tour

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program Class of 2023 strengthened their leadership wings Nov. 3 when they went behind the scenes at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River). The class was allowed on base for a rare in-person tour to learn about the vital roles that Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) play in our nation’s military defense and Southern Maryland’s economy and culture. NAS Pax River Commanding Officer Capt. Derrick Kingsley LSM ’21 welcomed the executives with a morning brief about the base, along with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Executive Director Stephen Cricchi and NSWC IHD Technology Transfer Program Manager Dr. Cristopher Wilhelm LSM ’22. A guided windshield tour showcased the people, processes and partnerships that make up Pax River’s research, development, test and evaluation cycle. LSM participants climbed the air traffic control tower, visited the Aircraft Prototype Systems Division and Atlantic Test Range, and took to the sky on manned flight simulators. U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (TPS) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jeremy “Silas” DeBons shared a bit of life inside the elite “schoolhouse” and took the class on a tour of the TPS flight line. “I’ve supported NAVAIR […]

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