Updated Jan. 29, 1:15 p.m.

NAS Patuxent River safely conducted a small controlled detonation near Shaw Road in the vicinity of Pine Hill Run at approximately 12:45 p.m. today. The controlled detonation was successfully performed with EOD to safely dispose of a small amount of explosive material from an expired chemical testing kit. NAS Patuxent River appreciates the patience of the community during this action.


NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – NAS Patuxent River will conduct a small single controlled detonation near Shaw Road in the vicinity of Pine Hill Run between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 29, 2019. Fire, EMS, Security, and EOD personnel will be on scene to ensure the area is safe and secure before conducting any detonations.


There is no threat to the public of St. Mary’s County, but the detonation may be heard in the area of Patuxent River’s Gate 3.

NAS Patuxent River will send an update when the event has concluded.