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Sesame Street visits NAS Whidbey

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Diving in dumpsters for Earth Day

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NASWI celebrates Anzac Day

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No landing practice scheduled at OLF April 17-23

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville the week of April 17-23. 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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No field landing practices scheduled for April 3-9

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville the week of April 3-9, 2016. 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 [...]

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April 16 laua to raise money for vet support services

You can support local veterans by attending a luau planned for 5 p.m. April 16 at the VFW, 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. The Brothers in Arms Motorcycle Club, North Puget Sound Chapter, is raising money for the Island County Opportunity Council’s Veterans Support Services. Bobby’s Hawaiian Style Restaurant in Lynnwood will provide the food [...]

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NAS Whidbey, Family Readiness Center honored for energy efficiency

NAS Whidbey Island Fleet and Family Readiness Center, located on Ault Field, was selected as the base site that earned the title of Tenant Energy Efficiency Champion for First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016. “Energy efficiency efforts by the staff at the Nor’Wester to win the competition and the facility improvements award shows their dedication to [...]

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SAR evacuates woman having fetal emergency

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a Medical Evacuation on Saturday, March 12, from Naval Hospital Oak Harbor. The SAR crew of five took off around 2:30 p.m. to deliver a pregnant patient suffering from a fetal emergency and pre-term labor.  They flew to the helicopter pad at Madigan [...]

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Training at OLF scheduled for March 30, 31

On Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31, FCLPs at OLF Coupeville are scheduled from early afternoon to late afternoon each day. 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 weather, maintenance and operational requirements. NAS [...]

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Moonlighting: Sailor finds success with video production company

By Debra Vaughn By day, Rafael Guzman is a sailor stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. When he’s finished with that job, he comes home to another, his own video production company called RTA Video and Photo Productions. It’s not uncommon for veterans or spouses of active-duty personnel to start a business. Running a [...]

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Navy League welcomes new president

By Debra Vaughn  The Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League has a new president. Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Steve Bristow will lead the organization, which supports and advocates for the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine at the local and national level. He replaces retired Capt. Butch Bailey. Bristow didn’t volunteer for [...]

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Military flyers invited to swap stories over lunch

By Kari Bray Herald Writer CAMANO ISLAND — Bob Blank is rallying veterans who have taken to the skies for their country. The Camano Island man is starting a new group on the island for former military pilots, no matter when they served, where they served or what they flew. He wants to start monthly [...]

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