The Scorpions of Electronic Attack Squadron 132 (VAQ-132) traveled to NAS Point...
Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island recently performed an intrusive review of vehicle traffic entering and exiting the base at all of its Entry Control Points (ECPs). Based on the data collected, the base’s Security Department was able to identify traffic patterns of vehicles entering and departing the installation’s ECPs. Based upon the traffic pattern [...]
In an effort to improve service to local communities, and enhance focus on airfield safety, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island is establishing a new comment line and email address where community members can express their thoughts, concerns, and issues beginning May 28. Using this method will allow members of the public an opportunity to [...]
Cmdr. Patrick D. Hansen assumed command of Patrol Squadron 40 (VP-40) from Cmdr. Kent W. Moore during a change of command ceremony in the Kingdom of Bahrain on May 6, 2013, becoming the squadron’s 62nd Commanding Officer. The VP-40 Fighting Marlins, homeported at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Wash., are currently deployed [...]
In a change of command ceremony on May 2, 2013, Cmdr. James P. Kennedy IV relieved Cmdr. Christopher A. Kijek as Commanding Officer of the Grey Knights, Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46). Kijek’s tenure as Commanding Officer was filled with unprecedented accomplishments. During the past year, the Grey Knights added to their remarkable Pacific Fleet record [...]
As part of Preservation Awareness Month, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station invites all current and past members of the base community to a “Preservation Celebration” at the Command Display/Heritage Center 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in Simard Hall at the Seaplane Base. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the successful preservation [...]
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. — U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology emergency response officials will conduct an oil spill response exercise at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Seaplane Base in Oak Harbor on May 9. This large-scale exercise is designed to test the Navy’s ability to respond to and manage a significant [...]
Cmdr. Adam T. Carlstrom will relieve Cmdr. Scott P. Janik as Commanding Officer of Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) on May 15, 2013. Cmdr. Janik assumed command of VAQ-135 on March 9, 2012, while the Black Ravens were finishing their first work-up cycle in the EA-18G. During his command, Cmdr. Janik led VAQ-135 on its [...]
The Operation Purple Healing Adventures program celebrates rediscovering family fun and togetherness after an injury. Camp is May 24-27 at Islandwood Camp on Bainbridge Island. It combines family-focused activities with outdoor exploration to encourage each family’s growth. Families are responsible for traveling costs to get to the camp site but all other costs are covered. [...]
Useless Bay Golf & Country Club is offering one free round of golf and a free lunch and dinner to all service personnel May 11-23. The offer is for active duty only and the course is not available Sunday, May 19. For information and tee times, call 360-321-5958.
VFW Post 7392 will hold its monthly breakfast fundraiser 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 26 at 3037 Goldie Road. The breakfast features pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats and biscuits and gravy. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and children under 12. A chicken-fried steak breakfast is available for $9. Proceeds [...]
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 47 will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. May 2 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. For more information call the DAV office at 360-257-4801.
Although she’s all grown up now, with two kids, a husband and making a life of her own in the Navy, Autumn Flaig learned that sometimes you still need your mom. She was feeling anxious about running in her first marathon the next morning. Her mother, Sharon Reyes, had traveled across the country to support [...]