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Ault Field road closure scheduled for Saturday morning

Ault Field Road will be closed from Highway 20 to Heller Road from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. This will be a rolling closure with portions of the road opened up as soon as the convoy of vehicles passes each intersection. This closure will allow the base to move an A-3 Skywarrior aircraft [...]

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No operations 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. 30 to Sat., Sept. 5. 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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Pierce-Arrow Society visits Whidbey

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No operations 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. 23 to Saturday, Aug. 29. 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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Cmdr. Sinibaldi new VAQ-130 boss

The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Aug. 18. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Eric Sinibaldi relieved Cmdr. Eric Illston as the commanding officer of VAQ-130. Illston, of Washington is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. He was designated a [...]

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Sailors work with local school

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No landing practice at OLF scheduled 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. 16 to Saturday, Aug. 22. 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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Gauntlets revolutionize electromagnetic maneuver warfare

  The Gauntlets of VAQ 136 excelled during pre-deployment combat training at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., in May and on board the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) off the coast of Southern California in June and July. The Gauntlets fly the world’s premier electronic attack aircraft from the finest base with the [...]

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SAR responds to three emergencies

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted three different missions on Saturday, Aug. 8. Following a search in conjunction with the US Coast Guard, Oak Harbor Fire Department, and Border Patrol for a missing Sailor whose boat capsized in Crescent Harbor, the Navy SAR unit was called for two additional [...]

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More air traffic expected over eastern Oak Harbor

More air traffic is expected over eastern Oak Harbor, northern Camano Island, Anacortes, La Conner and Lopez Island through the middle of September. The Navy is conducting routine repairs to one of its runways at Ault Field. While that runway is closed, aircraft will be taking off and landing using runways heading northwest or southeast. [...]

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Last Navy EA-6B Prowler goes to Denver

On behalf of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, Colo., Keith Shaddox (right) presented a framed picture of the last U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler, Bureau Number 1638886 from Electronic Attack Squadron 134 “Garudas”, to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Air Traffic Control representative Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Alexander Knapp. [...]

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DAV van calls for drivers

By KATE DANIEL The sun is barely peeking out over the horizon as Chuck Leavitt, a retired Army veteran, settles into his seat in the Disabled American Veterans van. Leavitt, who is legally blind, relies on the van to transport him and his service dog from his Oak Harbor home to the VA hospital in [...]

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