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NAS Patuxent River

Naval Air Station Patuxent River is home to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and serves a center for test and evaluation and systems acquisition relating to Naval Aviation.

Veterans: 36
Latest Activity: Jan 28

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Started by George Wilcox May 9, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by David Tyrone on January 28, 2018 at 5:07pm

Was assigned to Rotary Aircraft Test Directorate from 1977 to 1978. Made AT1 in April 78 and was honorably discharged in July.

Comment by Gerald "Jerry" Schmidt on August 21, 2017 at 10:40am

Comment by James Grider on March 31, 2017 at 9:49am

Made HM 3. Assigned to the hospital lab from 69-70. 

Comment by Howard N King on November 28, 2014 at 6:59pm

Was Food Service Officer from 9/80-9/81. Retired 30 Sep 81 and couldn't afford to live in the area, so I moved to Goose Creek, SC.  Pax was a good place to end my 23 year career.

Comment by Gery Bastiani UT1 on April 27, 2012 at 7:25pm

I lived in base housing from 93 to 97 but was one of the Seabees assigned to NRC Solomons which was a great tour of duty for my last one since I retired out of there in May 1997. But they did away with the military taking care of the center and I guess they got civilians doing it now.

Comment by James A. Brown on April 2, 2012 at 10:30pm

Hello Pax. River. I worked part time at the Fleet Reserve Club (off base) and also at the EM Club as a bartender. I worked the AWP in the AIMD Hanger. I was aboard from 1974 to 1977 & retired after 22 years of Honorable Service. I really enjoyed my tour at Pax. River as well as the people. 

Comment by Kenneth Vitrone on March 7, 2012 at 2:57pm

I was stationed at Pax River from 1968-1970. I worked in the Boat Division.
My duties consited of Sea and Air rescue...Transporting Seabees on an LCM8 boat to Solomons Island which was being developed as a resort.....Securing the shoreline at sunset and working as a mechanic on various AVR crashboats.

Comment by John H. Eberle Jr. on November 28, 2011 at 11:40pm

First duty station after boot camp 1963 to Feb 64 called DC and asked for a ship.

Comment by Raymond Lee Waters Jr on November 18, 2011 at 10:49am

I was stationed here at the Naval Air Test Center (Service Test) from 12/70 - 6/74

Comment by Roger D. McGaha on October 7, 2011 at 10:04am
First duty station out of "Boot camp" in 1964 as part of the Seaman Guard. Still had slot machines in all the stores and made many beer runs to D.C. where the drinking age was 18. Lots of great memories.

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