Webster Field Annex
The 1,000-acre Webster Field Annex is located about 13 miles southwest of NAS Patuxent in St. Inigoes, Maryland. Webster Field Annex is used as an auxiliary field for daylight testing. The Interrogation Friend of Foe (IFF) Program Manager (PMA 213) is located at the NAVAIR Webster Field Annex.
A 13 March 2000 ceremony at the NAS Patuxent River, Md., Webster Field annex celebrated the opening of the first permanent hangar designed and built specifically for use by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The hangar provides a permament home on the flight line for Fleet Composite Squadron 6's Pioneer UAVs. Sailors in the Patuxent River, Md., Detachment of Fleet Composite (VC) SIX maintain the Pioneer Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) in the Navy's first hangar designed specifically for the vehicle. Ground was broken in June 1999 at Webster Field Annex for the $2.1 million hangar. Construction was scheduled to be complete by November 1999. This hangar demonstrated the Navy's commitment to the development and use of UAVs and unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs).
Archaeologists completed surveying the Webster Field Annex in late 1996. Webster Field was part of a 17th century Jesuit plantation and one of the fields surveyed is believed to contain a Jesuit chapel and manor house built in the early 1700s. In December 1996, archaeologists invited past residents of Webster Field back to the property to share with them archaeological findings. This community inclusion is a cornerstone of Patuxent River's cultural resources management program.
Dedicated in 1976, Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes is located at the Webster Field Annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Nestled in the upper corner of the St. Mary's River, Station St. Inigoes is responsible for the waters and the tributaries along the lower Potomac River and part of Chesapeake Bay. The station is one of five under the control of Coast Guard Activities Baltimore, which is responsible for all Coast Guard operations in the Potomac River, middle and upper Chesapeake Bay, and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Designated a "Multi-Mission" facility, Station St Inigoes' main missions are search and rescue (SAR), enforcement of laws and treaties (ELT), marine environmental protection (MEP), and recreational boating safety (RBS). Other missions include search and rescue support to NAS Patuxent River and its tenant test and evaluation facilities, presidential security operations, and assistance to other local, state and federal agencies. To conduct these missions the station is assigned a 41-foot Utility Boat (UTB) and a trailerable 21-foot rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB), operated by 17 active duty and 15 reserve enlisted "Team Coast Guard" members.
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