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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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Museum of Flight adding a Prowler

A Grumman EA-6B Prowler jet will take its final flight at the end of May from Naval Air Station Whidbey to The Museum of Flight in Seattle, where it will be decommissioned and absorbed into the museum’s permanent collection. The public is invited to attend a talk on the history of the EA-6B Prowler set [...]

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VAQ-134 helps Habitat for Humanity

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NAS Whidbey hosts safety fair

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hosted their annual safety fair at the base’s Fitness Dome, May 14. NASWI holds the event each year to raise awareness on safe decision making with volunteers, pamphlets and information covering many topics including boating, food, and hunting and fishing safety. “I think the more and more we preach safety [...]

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Cmdr. Steven Thomas new head of Electronic Attack Weapons School

Cmdr. Steven Thomas assumed command of the Electronic Attack Weapons School at a May 8 ceremony at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The school provides training for EA-18G Growler aircrew as well as extensive weapons related training to ordnance and maintenance personnel. The school is the center for all EA-18G tactical matters. “I’m very excited [...]

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Flight operations scheduled at OLF in Coupeville

 Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled for mid-to-late afternoon Thursday, May 21 at the outlying field in Coupeville. 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 fluctuate due to [...]

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Teaching future aviators

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Teaching future aviators

U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler pilot Lt. Cmdr. Bryan Haney from Electronic Attack Squadron 138 “Yellow Jackets” volunteers to speak with teens at the annual Aviation Academy Career Night at Paine Field on May 6, 2015. Haney, who is the squadron’s Operations Officer, spoke with the students about his education background and aviation careers at this [...]

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