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Energy awareness matters at VP-69

  On behalf of Maritime Patrol Squadron 69, Cmdr. Eyran Richards, the Reserve P-3C squadron Commanding Officer (left), accepts the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Fourth Quarter Energy Conservation Award from base Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Nortier on Oct. 10, 2014. The squadron was not only upgraded with energy efficient appliances, but it continues to [...]

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Command wins Outstanding Unit Award

The Navy Information Operations Command Whidbey Island earned the title of Outstanding Unit Award for the fifth consecutive year from Association of Old Crows. The AOC is an organization for those with common interests in electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum management operations, cyber electromagnetic activities, information operations and other information-related capabilities. The command earned the award [...]

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NAS Whidbey Island SAR Medically Evacuates 2 Orcas Island Residents

Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station conducted two separate Medical Evacuations (MEDEVACs) from Orcas Island on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. The first evacuation took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. following a call for evacuation for a 44-year-old man suffering from epileptic seizures. The second call came later that morning for [...]

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NAS Whidbey Island SAR unit medically evacuates Orcas Island man

A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station was called Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 for a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) flight of a 63-year-old man in cardiac infarction. NAS Whidbey Island’s SAR crew picked the man up at Orcas Island using an MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter and flew him to St. Joseph’s Medical [...]

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Happy 239th Birthday, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps

During an special luncheon Oct. 8, 2014 at the Admiral Nimitz Hall, Capt. Michael Nortier, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (left), cuts a birthday cake in celebration of the Navy and Marine Corps 239th birthday, officially observed on Oct. 13 and Nov. 10, respectively. On hand are Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Warner Smith (center), [...]

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NAS Whidbey Island SAR rescues unconscious hiker

A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 28-year-old man in Kitsap County Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5. The man had fallen from a cliff, suffering puncture wounds to the top and left side of his head. SAR hoisted the man aboard their helicopter from a forested area near Green Mountain, [...]

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Whidbey Search and Rescue helps man who fell from cliff

A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station rescued a 28-year-old man in Kitsap County Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5. The man had fallen from a cliff, suffering puncture wounds to the top and left side of his head. SAR hoisted the man aboard their helicopter from a forested area near Green [...]

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Rueter assumes command of Whidbey Growler squadron

Electronic Attack Squadron 142 observed a formal change of command Oct. 1 at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Cmdr. David J. Rueter relieved Cmdr. Carlos A. Medina as the commanding officer of the Gray Wolves. Medina reported to VAQ-142 as executive officer in April 2012 and assumed duties as commanding officer in June 2013. He [...]

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NAS Whidbey Search and Rescue airlifts man from Orcas Island

A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station flew an emergency medical evacuation early Saturday afternoon on Sept. 27, 2014 for a 76-year-old man from Orcas Island. The initial call was he was suffering from a cardiac arrest, but was found to be suffering from a herniating hemorrhagic stroke. With no [...]

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Navy EOD to train near Crescent Harbor Sept. 30

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment Northwest from NAS Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will conduct explosive ordnance disposal training in the vicinity of Crescent Harbor on Tuesday, Sept. 30. This training will involve the use of very small explosive charges under water. An EOD boat and four environmental and acoustic monitoring boats will participate [...]

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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island recognized for quality food service

The Admiral Nimitz Hall earns a 5-Star Accreditation from commander, Naval Installations Command and Navy Region Northwest for 2014. On hand for the award presentation at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on Sept. 17, 2014 are  Capt. Michael Nortier, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station commanding officer; Chief Culinary Specialist John Alexander; CSC Kristopher Lucion; Chief [...]

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POW/MIA to be honored Friday

National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. This annual event honors prisoners of war and our missing and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.

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