HPCON BRAVO UPDATE - July 29, 2021

Reservations are now required - please click here to make a reservation. 


The Pax River Drill Hall is now open to all with base access:

Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-5 p.m*
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

*Drill Hall is only open to active duty military and dependents from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday

ID checks from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. for active duty military and dependents.

Fitness/Sports Fee Updates

Standard fees for access (DOD contractors) still apply:

  • Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military, and dependents: Free
    • Guests of Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military: Free (limited to 2/visit)
    • Guests of Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military dependents over age 18: Free (limited to 2/visit)
    • Guests of Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military dependents age 10-18: Free (limited to 1/visit)
  • DoD Civilian, DoD Retired, and dependents: Free
    • Guests of DoD Civilian Employees: $5 (limited to 2/visit)
  • Contractors: $550 for one year from the day of purchase

Prior to 2020, intramural fees were as follows:

  • Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military: free (+1 dependent over 18 years for free)
  • DoD Civilian, DoD Retired: $60/per season  (+1 dependent over 18 years for free with purchase of intramural card)*
  • Contractors: cost included in purchase of $550 contractor membership

* New Intramural fee policy, charging per sport season vs month.

Facility Updates

  • Showers are available.
  • No towel service provided; patrons must bring own towels. 
  • Saunas are still closed.

Programming Updates

  • Group Exercise classes will resume but capped at 15 people. 
  • Indoor Command PT authorized, no cap for Command PT’s.
  • Ten classes will be offered per week to gauge interest.

The Drill Hall is the center of indoor recreation at Patuxent River. The complex is located behind the Tickets & Travel Office on Cedar Point Road. All of the facilities located in the Drill Hall are staffed by recreation specialists ready to assist patrons. Staff members also serve as valuable sources of information pertaining to recreation at Patuxent River.

The Drill Hall floor is dominated by three basketball courts and another full-sized, NCAA regulation basketball court, one full-sized regulation volleyball court, and two full-sized regulation racquetball courts.

The Fitness Centers and Gyms at NAS Patuxent River are available for all individuals with base access. Military personnel, DoD Civilian employees, and family members may use the facilities in the Drill Hall at no charge. Contract employees must purchase an MWR membership to enter the Drill Hall.



New Entry Procedure for Drill Hall







Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System is an evidence-based performance tool that addresses injury prevention by physically training operational job movement patterns. Rather than focusing specifically on the physical readiness test (PRT), NOFFS emphasizes how to specifically improve the functional performance of a Sailor during daily operations including lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, aerobic/anaerobic demands, body movement skills with balance, agility and coordination.

Additionally, NOFFS provides foundational and performance nutrition guidance. The purpose of NOFFS is to meet the operational, physical and fueling demands of Sailors in order to remain ready for the missions of today's Navy. Click here to download the NOFFS brochure.


Fitness Programs

Moms on the Move (Dads welcome too!)
Finally, a fitness workout for stay-at-home-parents! Join us in the Drill Hall on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for a great workout! This FREE 60-minute class will include cardio training, strength work, and flexibility. Formats will include circuit training, boot camp workouts, and more!  Kids are welcome, but you are responsible for them at all times.  
For more information, please call 301-757-3943.

Weekly Hit Training
Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., we will be holding a weekly high-intensity training (HIT) workout. The workout of the week (WOW) will be posted in the Drill Hall. These workouts are meant to push you to the limit and are on the harder side, but most exercises could be modified to fit your fitness level. For more information, please contact 301-342-5449.



Saturday, February 26, 2022


Push-Pull Raw Challenge Powerlifting Event

Drill Hall