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Landing practice schedule at Coupeville OLF for Feb. 7-12

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville, Feb. 7-12. On Monday, Feb. 8, FCLPs at OLF Coupeville are scheduled from late afternoon into the night. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 9 and 10, FCLPs are scheduled from late evening into [...]

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NAS Whidbey takes part in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield

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OLF landing practice now scheduled for evening of Feb. 3

There has been a change to Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville, Wash., on Wednesday Feb. 3. Additional FCLP training at OLF Coupeville is now scheduled the evening of February 3. As a reminder, there will also be FCLP training [...]

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Nonprofit group provides gifts to hundreds of childre

More than 300 children connected with Naval Air Station Whidbey Island had a warm Christmas thanks to the generosity of the local community. The local chapter of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society led an effort to collect gifts for children of sailors who needed a boost during the holiday season. Senior command leadership nominated sailors [...]

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Nimitz won’t return to Everett until 2019

The USS Nimitz will not be returning to Naval Station Everett in 2016, as originally planned. The aircraft carrier was moved to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton in January for 16 months of large-scale maintenance and upgrades. Now it will remain there through its next maintenance cycle. The Nimitz is now scheduled to [...]

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Widow offers advice on end-of-life preparations for veterans

Carolyn McKinley lost her husband of more than 50 years. He was a veteran, a former Navy sailor. While they were relatively well-prepared for the end of life, the experience left her with a greater understanding of the emotional and practical realities of death. “I’d always been a positive person,” she said. “When my husband [...]

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SAR’s Top Officer Gets Meritorious Service Medal

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Changes to landing practice at OLF

Changes have been made to Field Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville for the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. FCLP training at OLF Coupeville is now scheduled in the afternoon on Tuesday, February 2 and in the afternoon [...]

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SAR team pulls two skiers off Mt. Herman

A five-person Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted a rescue mission on Mount Herman, near the Mount Baker Ski Area on Sunday, Jan. 24. The NAS Whidbey Island crew launched early Sunday afternoon following an immediate assistance request from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s department to recover two skiers [...]

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No landing practice scheduled for week of Jan. 31

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville, Wash., for the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. The FCLP tempo is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It [...]

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Oak Harbor High School junior Ashley Serna named Youth of the Year

Oak Harbor High School junior Ashley Serna is the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Boys & Girls Clubs of America Military Youth of the Year. Other finalists included Oak Harbor freshman Gary Garstin and sophomore Joshua Garstin. In order to be eligible, the teens had to be in good academic standing and members of the [...]

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Energy improvements made to Hangar 9

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