LEXINGTON PARK, MD –Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) attended a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to open the new Flight Technology Hall and Collection Management Facility at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Visitors Center. The new facilities will archive film, photographs, and artifacts important to the history of NAS Patuxent River. Additionally they will house galleries highlighting some of the innovations developed at the installation.

“I was glad to be in Southern Maryland this morning to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new annex buildings at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Visitors Center,” said Congressman Hoyer. “This impressive museum does an outstanding job of sharing the history of Naval Air Station Patuxent River with members of the public. These new spaces will help attract visitors to St. Mary’s County and Southern Maryland, bringing new opportunities for local business and workers. The Museum represents a real partnership between the Navy, local leaders, and the business community, and I was proud to help secure funding for the Museum.”

“I join in congratulating the Museum on these exciting new updates, which will enable the Museum to continue to tell the story of NAS Pax River’s contributions to our national security,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “I thank everyone who has worked hard to reach this important milestone for the Museum, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and Southern Maryland community.”

Images courtesy of the Pax River Naval Museum Facebook Page

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