Press Release, Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MD – This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) toured Naval Air Station Patuxent River with Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, and State Senator-Elect Jack Bailey. During the visit, the group met with Vice Admiral Dean Peters, Commander of Naval Air Systems Command; Rear Admiral John Lemmon, Commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; and Leslie Taylor, Executive Director of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. They also visited the Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility, including the anechoic chamber and manned flight simulators.
“I appreciated the opportunity to visit Naval Air Station Patuxent River this morning and learn more about how Congress can support the important work being done in Southern Maryland,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I’ve been proud to advocate for and deliver funding necessary for facilities, including the large anechoic chamber, that ensure that Pax River continues to be the premier facility for research, development, testing, and evaluation of naval aviation. The men and women who serve their country daily at Pax River play a vital role in strengthening our national security, and I thank them for their service. I look forward to working with Congressman Brown and Senator-elect Bailey to support them and their important mission.”
“Pax River plays a key national security role as a home for some of our military’s newest technology and training for our warfighters,” said Congressman Anthony Brown. “Without it, our men and women in uniform would be less safe; the personnel at Pax River have a critical ongoing mission that Congress must continue to back. I am looking forward to continuing to work with my good friend Steny Hoyer to support the base, the men and women who work there, and the surrounding communities in Maryland.”