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No carrier landing practices at OLF next week

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville from Sunday, Aug. 2 to Saturday, Aug. 8. The FCLP tempo is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It can also [...]

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Navy Search and Rescue helps find lost boy

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office contacted Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue early Saturday morning to help locate a missing 14-year-old boy and his dog near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Operating in tandem with the sheriff’s office, the five-person SAR helicopter crew began their search around 6:30 a.m. and spent two hours conducting an airborne [...]

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No carrier landing practice scheduled for July 26 to Aug. 1

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville from Sunday, July 26 to Saturday, Aug. 1. The FCLP tempo is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It can also [...]

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A new commander for VAQ-131

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OLF flights scheduled in the evening

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville late at night and briefly after midnight Wednesday, July 22. Due to late sunset during summer months, night FCLP training extends into late evening hours. The FCLP tempo is driven by the Fleet [...]

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Oak Harbor gets a flyover Fourth of July treat

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NAS Whidbey warehouse gets energy saving upgrades

By Chris Taylor NAS Whidbey Island Energy Manager The main Supply Warehouse at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is one of the largest buildings on base and it’s also one of the more energy intensive. To help cut costs and energy, Building 369 recently received modernized lighting and heating. Until now, steam from the central [...]

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Cybersecurity breach may affect former federal employees

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information. Within the last year, the office has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. In April the office detected a [...]

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Flight operations planned for this afternoon at OLF

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are now scheduled to occur this afternoon (Thursday) at the Outlying Field in Coupeville. The schedule is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It can also fluctuate due to weather, [...]

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Davis recognized for energy-saving measures

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A pie in the face for a good cause

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An act with a message

Three hundred Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sailors experience the University of California Long Beach InterACT Performance Troupe May 18 at the Skywarrior Theater. The InterACT performance was provided by the Department of the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program. The troupe presented complicated, realistic scenes about domestic violence and sexual assault. Rather than [...]

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