NAWC/NADC Warminster
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Welcome to NAVAIRDEVCEN.ORG. The website of an outstanding Naval Research facility which was located in Warminster, Pennsylvania and closed in 1996. The Naval Air Warfare Center, formerly the Naval Air Development Center had a rich history of advanced research and development in the Naval community. It was born from the Brewster Aircraft factory towards the end of World War II and grew to become one of the leading Naval Air research laboratories in the nation. It was the home to one of the earliest and largest human centrifuge which was used extensively for astronaut training during the Mercury missions.

On this website you will find pictures, articles, first hand accounts and other historical information about Brewster, NADC and NAWC. Enjoy your visit!

The flag is down on the last day of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Warminster, PA The NAMU Emblem - Orginal name of the Warminster site which later became NADC and finally NAWC Warminster

Taking the NAWC sign down reveals the original 'Brewster' Aircraft Factory inscription at the main entrance

NADC/NAWC 20th reunion at THE FUGE

We are having another reunion! The date is Wednesday, September 21, 2016 starting at 3 PM. Dinner will be served at about 5 PM. The event will be at The Fuge which is what you would know as The Centrifuge or Dynamic Flight Simulator. It has been transformed into a beautiful a Bucks County Event Center.

At your request, the event has been designed for reminiscing and celebrating the many accomplishments of the NADC team over the decades. The formal program will be limited to brief opening remarks only. Photos (formal and informal) and videos will be displayed throughout the evening.

Please invite your families -- and include the spouses and families of those who have passed. All are welcome! If you are not sure someone knows about the event, please contact them so everyone can be included. Periodic updates of those who have registered to attend will be posted here.

Recommended attire for the reunion is "dressy casual". The cost is $50 per person and includes hor d'oeuvres, sit-down dinner, and open bar (wine, beer, soft drinks, water).

Registration and payment is due by Wed 9/7/16. Cancellations received prior to Wed 9/7/16 will receive a full refund.

For those who wish to stay overnight, the nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Warminster-Horsham (located on the former base! -- 240 Veterans Way, Warminster, PA 18974). To make reservations call 215.443.4300 and request "The Fuge" rate.

If you need further information or wish to volunteer with the event, please contact: OR

We are looking for sponsors to help us produce this event -- Please contact Jerry Guarini (215.343.9228

  • $1000 event gold sponsor
  • $500 valet
  • $500 open bar
  • $500 reunion gift (engraved key ring)
  • $250 commemorative DVD
  • $150 coat check

Registration is via mail and a check. There will be no tickets. Your canceled check is your receipt and we will be periodically publishing a list of registered guests here and via the NADC email list. Please note the registration list is those who have paid, not the interest list that was generated earlier.

Download and print the 2016 NADC/NAWC Reunion Registration Form

Download the current Registration List

Check out the beautifully renovated "The Fuge"

Help Preserve NADC History!

Many of you have already been interviewed and had your past at NADC video recorded. This is a very worthwhile cause which has been undertaken by the South Eastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society. If you have not already contacted them I encourage you to visit their website - - A description of what they do and their future plans can be viewed there.

"History in our Backyard" Lecture Series
Fall 2016 Schedule

September 8 - Helicopters! - Gary Campbell
October 13 - Back to the Future- Cold War Public Affairs - Col. Rick Kiernan (ret)
November 10 - Annual Veterans Tribute and Fuge open house - 6-9 PM

Please note the day has been changed to Thursday!
Doors open at 1/2 hour prior to start time

Flyer for the Fall 2016 Lecture Series - please distribute

These events will be held at "The Fuge" the NADC Centrifuge building in Warminster
The community is invited to all events - Please pass this onto your friends and family

Come out and see the new "The Fuge" event center

Support our local NARFE Chapter 740 and help defend our benefits

Dedication of the Woody Metcalf Engineering Facility - 2/27/2012

Veterans Day 2014 Celebration and NADC Reunion at The Fuge

The 10th NADC Reunion Banquet (Pictures, Program, Video, and more)
The 15th NADC Reunion Banquet (Pictures and Program)

NADC Plaque Dedication - ACT Technico - June 3, 2006

NADC/NAWC Party Picture Archive - go here for all past party Pictures

Also check the announcements for other activities.

Jack and Jill Golf Tournament Pictures - 2002, 2003, 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

If you are retired or plan to retire from the government please consider joining NARFE

NATC, the former NAWC/NADC is being developed by the FLRA, Federal Lands Reuse Authority. Rental Office and Commercial space at the center is available. The NATC may be reached at 215-957-2310 or E-mail them at

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