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  • An EA-6B Prowler from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) flies over Southern Maryland on a biofuel blend of JP-5 aviation fuel and camelina oil. The Prowler successfully completed its inaugural biofuel flight here continuing the Navy's surge toward energy independence.  U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler (Released)  110916-N-JQ696-872
  • A T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 conducts a test flight using a biofuel blend of JP-5 jet fuel and plant-based camelina.  U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler (Released)  110824-N-ZZ999-001
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks during a press conference at Naval Air Station Patuxent River about the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conducting demonstration flights with a 50-50 mix of biofuel and JP-5 aviation fuel. The Blue Angels will perform at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo Sept. 3 and 4.  U.S. Navy photo (Released)  110901-N-JM744-077
  • A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lifts off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River during a successful biofuel test flight. The tilt-rotor aircraft flew at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet on a 50-50 blend of camelina based biofuel and standard petroleum based JP-5 fuel.  U.S. Navy photo by Steven Kays (Released)  110810-N-ZZ999-001
  • members of the ground crew of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fuel an F/A-18 during the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo. The Blue Angels are using a 50-50 blend of biofuel and jet fuel.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiona Miller (Released)  110903-N-KV696-080
  • Sailors assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 participate in a search-and-rescue swimmer exercise, Feb. 23, 2020. HSC-28 is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Darren Newell (Released)  200223-N-LZ839-1381
  • An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Liberty Bells of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Feb. 21, 2020. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dylan Lavin (Released)  200221-N-TL141-1185
  • Royal Thai Navy seamen observe the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during a welcoming ceremony, Feb. 22, 2020, at Laem Chabang, Thailand. A welcoming ceremony was held for 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the America Expeditionary Strike Group before the start of Exercise Cobra Gold 2020 Cobra Gold is the largest joint multinational military exercise in the Indo-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region for a free and open Indo-Pacific.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Monik Phan (Released)  200222-A-QK219-0015

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Whitesell Named UX-24 Test Pilot of the Year

Lt. Neil Whitesell has been named Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (UX) 24's test pilot of the year for 2019. Whitesell said that the award is a reflection of a team effort. "It's an affirmation not just of the hard work that I did, but that everybody put into it," he said.

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