Hammond takes the helm at Pax
Capt. Jason Hammond walks to the stage Thursday morning at the beginning of the change of command ceremony at the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School hangar. Hammond, a native of Danville, Ky., was Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s executive officer under Capt. Scott Starkey, who had served as the base’s commanding officer since April 2016. Hammond is the 40th commanding officer at Pax River since its opening in April 1943.