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Radio controlled jets to fly at OLF Aug. 23-24

The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society will use the Navy’s Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville Aug. 23-24 for their annual Jets Over Whidbey event featuring jet powered remote control model aircraft. The public may attend this event as guests of The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society. Potential guests should check in at the booth set [...]

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NAS Whidbey team rescues hikers in the Olympics

A search and rescue team from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station rescued three hikers in the Olympic Mountain Range in Mason County Sunday morning. The hikers, all around 60 years of age, had been stranded atop the 4,848 foot cliff since Friday and were suffering from exhaustion. Lt. Cmdr. David Waner, the MH-60S Knighthawk co-pilot, said [...]

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VP-40 starts overseas deployment

The team of officers, chief petty officers and sailors of Patrol Squadron 40 recently left Whidbey Island Naval Air Station for deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet. Following an exceptional 13-month Inter-Deployment Readiness Cycle, VP-40’s P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft and squadron personnel embarked to Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa, and Misawa Air base [...]

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OLF flight operations Aug. 11-15

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled at the Outlying Field Aug. 11-15.Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 11, 13 and 14, FCLP training at OLF Coupeville is scheduled late at night. On Tuesday, Aug. 12,FCLP training is scheduled to begin at OLF Coupeville in the afternoon [...]

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Gov. Inslee visits Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

Lt. Matt O’Donnell, a pilot assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 140, showed Washington State Governor Jay Inslee the cockpit of an EA-18G Growler during a visit to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station July 31. It was Inslee’s first visit to the Navy’s only air station in the Pacific Northwest. “Today’s visit was a good opportunity [...]

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NAS Whidbey Search and Rescue team assists two injured loggers

A Search and Rescue team from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station were called early morning July 17 to get two injured loggers out of Hamilton, Wash., one with leg injuries and the other with a broken arm and possible broken ribs. A Navy corpsman and Helicopter Inland Rescue Aircrewman on the MH-60S Knighthawk rappelled down [...]

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Whidbey Island Naval Air Station hosts open house, 5K

Whidbey Island Naval Air station will host an open house and 5K for the public on 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Ault Field. A 5K run along the base’s flight line will begin at 9 a.m. with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Aircraft displays include the EA-18G Growler, EA-6B Prowler, P-3C [...]

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Ittston takes command of VAQ 130

Electronic Attack Squadron 130 held a change of command ceremony on June 26 as Cmdr. Eric P. Illston of Woodinville, Wash., relieved Cmdr. Jeffery E. Chism of Tigard, Ore., at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Capt. George M. Wikoff, commander of Carrier Air Wing Three was the guest speaker as well as the guest of [...]

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Maui gate to be closed for 4th of July Parade

Maui gate at the end of Pioneer Way on Seaplane Base will be closed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 4 to allow for the safe staging of the Oak Harbor 4th of July parade line-up. Torpedo Road gate off Crescent Harbor Road will be open for access to the Seaplane Base [...]

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Active duty families ride USS Nimitz on Family Day

Families of active duty Whidbey Island Naval Air Station staff embarked on the USS Nimitz June 13 for a family day cruise and aircraft demonstration. The event was performed in conjunction with scheduled training flights and friends and family members pay out of their own pocket to board, according the NAS Whidbey public affairs office. The [...]

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Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award goes to Whidbey captain

Jeff Miller, NAS Whidbey’s Facilities Management Division Director for Public Works Department, received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award on June 12, 2014 from Capt. Chris Laplatney, Commanding Officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest. Miller played a key role in the successful planning of $342 million of work in four years affecting nearly every [...]

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NAS Security Spruces up City Street

Through the City of Oak Harbor Solid Waste, 11 Security Department volunteers from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station gather June 10 to pick up trash on Southeast Bayshore Drive from Pioneer Way to Southeast City Beach Street.  The Sailors picked up more than seven pounds of trash from bottles, cans and paper trash to even [...]

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