PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, Md. – The U.S. Navy is holding a series of public meetings between March 4 and 7 regarding the Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS.

This EIS will assess community and environmental impacts from continued military testing and training activities within the Patuxent River Complex. It will include testing and training activities addressed in the 1998 EIS and subsequent Environmental Assessments, current and projected military readiness requirements, and new technology, science, policy, and regulations that warrant new analysis.

The opening step in a multi-year process, these meetings will consist of informal, open-house sessions with informational poster stations staffed by U.S. Navy representatives. They will help the U.S. Navy to identify areas of public interest that should be considered in the preparation of the EIS, including resources to be studied, potential environmental issues and viable alternatives.


Open-House Public Scoping Meetings

All meetings will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

March 4, 2019

Light of Christ Anglican Church

9500 Northumberland Highway

Heathsville, VA 22473


March 5, 2019


Southern Maryland Higher

Education Center

Building 1 Multi-Purpose Room

44219 Airport Road

California, MD 20619


March 6, 2019

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom

30690 University Boulevard South

Princess Anne, MD 21853


March 7, 2019

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Parish Hall

205 Maryland Avenue

Cambridge, MD 21613

The Patuxent River Complex includes Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Webster Outlying Field, Bloodsworth Island Range, and the water and airspace where the Navy conducts aircraft testing and training in Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.

Written comments are being accepted until April 1, 2019, through U.S. mail, the EIS website at or at any of the public meetings.

If you have questions about the meetings or would like more information, please visit or contact the NAVAIR Ranges Sustainability Office at (301) 342-9902.