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Whidbey Memorial Run Honors Fallen Aviators
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- More than 70 Sailors and civilians participated in the inaugural remembrance run on Naval Air Statio...

Navy EA-6B Crash Kills Three in Washington State (Updated 2 p.m. PST)
CORONADO, Calif (NNS) -- All three crew members aboard a Navy EA-6B Prowler jet assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (V...

Whidbey Island Holds 'National Night Out'
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy families stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) participated in Oak Harbor's Nat...

CNO Visits NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbe...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Battle of Midway Commemoration
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway d...

NAS Whidbey Island's Air Reconnaissance Squadron Disestablishes
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors, their families, and DoD personnel attended the Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2 dis...

NAS Whidbey Island Honors Individual Augmentees
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island honored and recognized the contributions of its individual au...

Father and Son Take Flight Together at NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Keeping naval aviation flight qualifications up-to-date gave a father and son a rare opportunity to ...

#SAAM: NASWI Holds SAPR Leadership Summit
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Senior leadership from various commands at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) met to bring awa...

Sailors, Marines Run Whidbey Island Marathon
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- More than 220 active duty military members participated in the Whidbey Island Marathon in Oak Harbor...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Awarded Five-Star Accreditation
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- The Admiral Nimitz dining facility at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was awarded five-star accredi...

NAS Whidbey Island Sailors Train as Auxiliary Security Force
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Sailors from various commands aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island took part in an Auxiliar...

NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates Black American Women
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held a ceremony in honor of Black History Month at the Skyw...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Honors Tuskegee Airmen
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) hosted a visit from World War II Tuskegee Airmen and an exc...

Oak Harbor Middle School Honors NASWI Sailors during Veterans Day Assembly
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Oak Harbor Middle School (OHMS) held a Veterans Day assembly, to honor Sailors assigned to Naval Inf...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Recycle Center Kicks Off Energy Awareness
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted an Energy Awareness 2011 Kick-off event at the base re...

Whidbey Sailors Learn Motorcycle Basics
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island learned about motorcycle safety through a Basic...

NAS Whidbey Island and Naval Base Kitsap Host Annual Children's Deployment
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Approximately 100 children of service members from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, along with 223 ...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens New Fire Instruction Building
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbe...

Air Crewmen Receive Life Saving Skills
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Eight Sailors assigned to various aviation commands aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island co...

NAS Whidbey Island Sailors Team with Habitat for Humanity
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sixteen Naval Air Station Whidbey Island commands are participating in a month-long home building pr...

Whidbey Island Honors Individual Augmentees, Family Members
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- More than 100 active duty and Reserve personnel and their families attended an Individual Augmentee ...

Navy in Northwest Kicks Off Energy Awareness Week
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors and Department of Defense (DOD) civilians gathered at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Is...

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Injured Teen
HOODSPORT, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island search and rescue (SAR) personnel responded to a call for assistanc...

Whidbey Island Pays Tribute to Marine Through Memorial Run
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- More than 350 competitors hit the pavement running during a memorial run aboard Naval Air Station Wh...

NAS Whidbey Island Welcomes VP 47 Reunion 2010
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 held a reunion at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island June 17-19.

NH Oak Harbor Celebrates 112th Hospital Corpsman Birthday
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) commemorated the 112th birthday of the Hospital Corps at the M.T. M...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Hosts Education and Career Fair
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Fleet and Family Support Center hosted an Education and Career ...

NAS Whidbey Island Renames Building in Honor of Former CO
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- In honor of the first commanding officer of Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, building 12 on t...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and FEMA/MERS Bothell Det Conduct Drill
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, along with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/Mobile...

NAS Supports North Whidbey Relay For Life
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Nearly 1,400 participants gathered at the North Whidbey Middle School track in Oak Harbor, Wash., Ju...

Sailors at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Reflect on the Battle of Midway
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Sailors at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island took time to reflect on a significant battle in th...

Whidbey Island Sailors Train for Force Protection
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Seventeen Sailors from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island graduated from the Auxiliary Security ...

City of Coupeville Honor Veterans
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Whidbey Island (NNS) -- Hundreds of local residents from Coupeville and Whidbey Island paid their respects for all service m...

VQ-1 Celebratres Its History
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 held a ceremony to celebrate their heritage at the Officers...

Hangar 5 Recapitalization Completed on NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of a recapitalization for Hangar 5 on Naval Air Stat...

Sailors Learn Aircraft Firefighting Skills
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to various tenant commands at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island participated i...

NAS Whidbey Island Promotes Safe Riding
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors, Marines and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Isla...

NAS Whidbey Island Graduates DEFY Class of 2010
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Forty-two students graduated from Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) during a ceremony at Cliffside Par...

NAS Whidbey Island Sailors Learn Smart Spending
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted a Command Financial Specialist (CFS) class at Naval Ai...

CNATTU, MWR Give Recreation Area a Facelift
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) hosted a cleanup of the...

Students Earn Fun Points for Learning in Oak Harbor
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Youth Activities Center and the Convergence Zone treated 35 O...

NAS Whidbey Island, FFSC Honor IAs, GSAs, Family Members
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island recognized the contributions of individual augmentee (IAs) an...

NAS Whidbey Island Commands Assist Local High School JROTC Championships
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Marines and Sailors representing three commands on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island assisted O...

EODMU 11 Returns to NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 returned home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey ...

Oak Harbor Hosts Whidbey Island Marathon/Half-Marathon
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Approximately 1,800 people competed in the 9th Annual Whidbey Island Marathon/Half-Marathon April 11...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Dives into Recycling
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Recycle Center conducted a waste characterization study April...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Regional Culinary Arts Competition
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Military food service personnel from installations around Puget Sound competed in a culinary arts co...

NAS Whidbey Island Chiefs Commemorate Their Heritage
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island chief petty officers (CPOs) commemorated the 117th birthday o...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Blood Drive
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Armed Services Blood Bank Center (ASBBC) Pacific Northwest conducted a blood drive on Naval Air Stat...

Navy Family Team Marches in Oak Harbor
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Sailor assigned to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Whidbey Island and his "Navy ...

Navy League Honors CVWP Sailor as Enlisted Woman of the Year
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Sailor from Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP) will be recognized by Navy League's ...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts WSTOA for Basic SWAT Training
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Washington State Tactical Officers Association (WSTOA) held a basic Special Weapons and Tactics ...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Financial Experts
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted a free financial seminar for Naval Air Station Whidbey...

VAQ-129 Graduates First CAT 1 Growler Students
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Another first in the EA-18G Growler's introduction to the fleet occurred as Tactical Electronic Warf...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens New Indoor Wash Rack
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of ...

Everett Fitness Center Kicks Off Monthlong 'Irongoat' Triathlon
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Station Everett's Irongoat Triathlon kicked off at the Seismos Fitness Center March 1.

NAS Whidbey Island to Get New Fire Training Facility
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Whidbey Island held a ground-breaking cer...

NAS Whidbey Island Recognizes Black History Month
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a ceremony in honor of Black History Month at the base c...

Scout Donates Emergency Kits to Navy Families
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Sailors and their families received 100 emergency kits from t...

TSCOMM Department Whidbey Island is Building a Better Community
STANWOOD, Wash. (NNS) -- Nine Tactical Support Communications (TSCOMM) Department Whidbey Island Sailors gathered in Stanwood...

VAQ 141 Holds 'Safe For Flight' Ceremony for Growler
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 held a flyover and a ceremony commemoratin...

Flex Fuel Now Available on NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island is now the third installation in Navy Region Northwest to off...

VPP Helps Increase Safety Awareness
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) offers Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island's Safety Depart...

CPOA Recognizes Exemplary Sailors
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) held a recognitio...

Marine Aviator Honored With Burial-at-Sea
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) scattered the cremains of a retired M...

Northwest Youth Tour NAS Whidbey Island, Meet Tuskegee Airman
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Youth from around Puget Sound toured Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island facilities and got the r...

NRNW Fire and Emergency Services Reopens Fire Station 70
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Region Northwest (NRNW) Fire and Emergency Services and Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island ...

Navy Band Northwest Gets Oak Harbor in 'The Spirit of the Season'
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Band Northwest performed a free, all-ages holiday concert, dubbed "The Spirit of the Season," f...

PHSA, VAQ-129 Remember Pearl Harbor
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHSA), North Cascades Chapter 5, and Electronic A...

Forest City Awards NAS Whidbey Island Sailor with Trip to Hawaii
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island chief petty officer was presented with the grand prize of a...

Whidbey Patrol Squadron Home for the Holidays
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Many "Fighting Marlins" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 have an extra reason to be thankful this Thanksgi...

Whidbey Chiefs Treat Sailors to Turkey Dinner
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Chief Petty Officers (CPO) Mess held a turkey feed in sup...

CNAF, CNIC Team Visits NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) and Commander Navy Installations (CNIC) assessment team visited...

U.S. Congressman Visits NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted a U.S. Congressman for a familiarization visit of the ...

NAS Whidbey Island Kicks Off Energy Awareness
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted an Energy Awareness 2009 Kick-off event at the base re...

Oak Harbor Honors Past, Present Veterans
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Oak Harbor community held a Veterans Day ceremony to commemorate past and present service member...

'Comics On Duty' Bring Laughs to Northwest
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Four comedians performed for military personnel at Navy Region Northwest installations as part of th...

NAS Whidbey Island/NRNW Wraps Up IPP Guardian Exercises
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Region Northwest (NRNW) concluded a round of Installation Protection Program (IPP) Guardian exe...

VAQ-139 Returns to NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Isla...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens Convergence Zone
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a ribbon-cutting to commemorate the grand opening of The...

NAS Whidbey Island Recognizes Past, Present, Future IAs
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island recognized the contributions of its individual augmentees (IA...

Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 Changes Hands
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 held a change of command ceremony in Hangar 7 on ...

VAQ-132 Becomes First Operational Growler Squadron Safe for Flight
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The "Scorpions" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 held a flyover and a ceremony marking them a...

Ribbon Cutting Held for NAS Whidbey Island's Consolidated Fuel Farm
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest hosted a r...

POWs, MIAs Honored, Remembered at NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognit...

NAS Whidbey Island CPO Selectees Hold Community Service Day
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Chief petty officer (CPO) selectees from commands around the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island ...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Operation Prepare Information Fair
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held an information fair in support of Operation Prepare at t...

Triathlon is Last Blast for EOD Unit
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 hosted a triathlon on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whi...

Rapidly Deployable Reservists Gets Ready for Global Security Ops
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- Reserve Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 9 are conducting their annual ...

Sea Cadets Attend Advance Training at NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) members visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island ...

VAQ-129 Prowler 907 Makes Final Flight
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Navy EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 made its final flight from Naval Air ...

Whidbey Island Sailors Help Children DEFY Drugs
COUPEVILLE, Wash. (NNS) -- Whidbey Island Sailors are helping kids learn the dangers of drugs and alcohol through the Oak Harbo...

Whidbey Spouses Ensure Smooth Moves, Family Readiness
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 Officer Spouses Club is using a new way to reach out to families transfe...

Vancouver, Whidbey Island Firefighters Celebrate the Fourth of July
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Sailors and the Vancouver Firefighters Band from Burnaby, Can...

Consolidated Maintenance Organization Disestablished
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Consolidated Maintenance Organization (CMO) 10 was disestablished during a ceremony at Naval Air Sta...

Whidbey Sailors, Families Enjoy Great American Backyard Campout
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- More than 150 Sailors and their families got to experience nature firsthand in the Great American Ba...

High School Cadets Hone Leadership Skills, Enhance Discipline, Build Teamwork
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets attended a leadership academy at Naval A...

Whidbey Island Cashes in on Million Dollar Sailor Seminar
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted its first Milli...

Save a Life Tour Comes to Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Sailors receive the chance to learn and experience how drinki...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens New Family Housing Area
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island and Forest City Military Communities, LCC celebrated the comp...

NCIS Provides Whidbey Security Team Hands-On Training
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors received advanced security training from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's (NCIS) S...

Whidbey Island Sailors Support Cancer Awareness
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Approximately 1,200 participants gathered on the North Whidbey Middle School track June 5-6 to parti...

Hospital Prescribes Teamwork for Sailors Hoping to Advance
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) held a frocking ceremony at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island highli...

Whidbey Island Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted a celebration in honor of Asian Pacific American Heri...

Whidbey Island Sailors Learn Benefits of Commissary
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Seaplane Base Commissary hosted a Commissary Awareness Mo...

Safety Center Leader Stresses Motorcycle, Summer Safety
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Safety Center conducted a familiarization visit to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey ...

Oak Harbor DEFY Participants Graduate; Learn Life Skills
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Oak Harbor Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) program concluded May 16, when the children received ...

Whidbey Sailors Get the Scoop on Safety
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted a Safety Fair in the NAS Whidbey Island Gym and Fitnes...

Whidbey Island Hosts CFL Training
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted a Command Fitness Leader (CFL) certification course Ma...

Motorcyclists Share Safety Tips, Urged to Ride in Groups
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted a Motorcycle Rodeo at the Motorcycle Safety Training R...

Whidbey SAR Improves Interoperability, Trains with Rescue Council
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (NNS) -- Members of Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) team provided training to ...

NAS Whidbey Island Holds IA Recognition Night
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a ceremony in recognition of individual augmentees (IAs)...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens Its Beaches for Whale Necropsy
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island opened its Polnell Point beaches to allow for the necropsy of...

Oak Harbor, Navy Celebrate 40 Years of Holland Happening
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Oak Harbor community celebrated its 40th annual Holland Happening festival in honor of Whidbey I...

Wing 10 Honors Best, Brightest
OAK HARBOR, Wash (NNS) -- Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 held its annual ceremony to recognize the contri...

Navy Whidbey Recycle, Forest City Team Up for Clean Up
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Whidbey Recycle and Forest City Enterprises, Inc. hosted the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Is...

Shadowhawks Return From Carrier Deployment
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 returned from a seven-month deployment aboard USS Theodore Roos...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Easter 'Eggstravaganza'
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- In celebration of the holiday Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted the annual Easter Eggstr...

Navy Whidbey Recycle Dives into Earth Month
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island recycle center hosted a waste characterization study Apri...

NAS Whidbey Island Concludes 'Tiger Week'
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island concluded its week of activities for "Tigers" with Northwest ...

Whidbey Island CPOs Celebrate 116th Birthday
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Chief petty officers (CPOs) from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island and tenant commands celebrat...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Blood Drive; Preserves Life
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Armed Services Blood Bank Center (ASBBC) Pacific Northwest conducted a blood drive on Naval Air Stat...

Electronic Attack Squadron Returns from Afghanistan
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support ...

Whidbey Island Sailors Aim to Provide Role Models for Youth
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Children from the Oak Harbor and Everett, Wash., Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) programs participat...

Crews Raise Growler Proficiency During Critical Training
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Members of Electronic Attack Squadrons (VAQ) 132 and 129 returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey...

Whidbey Crane Operators Prepare Sailors for Deployment
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Base Operating Services Contractor (BOSC), Chugach Indust...

NAS Whidbey Island Kicks Off Relief Society Fund Drive
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) of Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a breakf...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens New Veterinary Clinic
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A grand opening was held for the new Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Veterinary Treatment Fac...

NAS Whidbey Island CO Delivers 'State of the Station'
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island commanding officer gave the annual "State of the Station"...

CNRNW Nominates NAS Whidbey Island for Installation Excellence Award
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island was selected in January as the Commander, Navy Region Northwe...

VP-1 Celebrates 66 Years of Service
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 hosted a ceremony commemorating the squadron's 66th birthday, Feb. 13 aboard ...

CVW-17 Conducts In-flight Change of Command at NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 held a change of command in the form of a final flight in an EA-...

NW Navy, Oak Harbor Firefighters Team for Community Safety
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Region Northwest (NRNW) Fire and Emergency Services and Oak Harbor Fire Department (OHFD) perso...

NAS Whidbey Island Enjoys Super Bowl
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island had the opportunity to watch Super Bowl XLIII wi...

Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Recognizes Exemplary Sailors
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Five Sailors were recognized as the Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group's (CPRG) 2008 Sailors...

NAS Whidbey Island: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy during a cer...

Scorpions, Growlers Find a Place to Call Home
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- After nearly two years, the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 "Scorpions" began their return to t...

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Keeps Qualifications Up to Par
ANACORTES, Wash. (NNS) -- Members of Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) performed their annual qua...

Navy Band Northwest Gets Oak Harbor in the Holiday Spirit
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Band Northwest (NBNW) performed a concert, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," for the ...

Exemplary Sailors, Marines Honored by Oak Harbor Community
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island installation sea and shore Sailors and Marines of the Yea...

VP-46 Returns From Multi-Theater Deployment, Maintains Stellar Safety Record
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Dec...

EODMU-11 Hosts Pearl Harbor Ceremony
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 and Pearl Harbor Survivors Association...

Oak Harbor Honors Whidbey Veterans
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Veterans Day Ceremony was held at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge to honor past and present service memb...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Special Olympics Bowling
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island hosted the Northwest Washington Special Olympics bowling tour...

Scorpions Celebrate Prowler's Heritage, Prep for Future in Growler
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The "Scorpions" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 held a final flight ceremony for the EA-6B P...

Fleet Readiness Training Highlighted During Aviation Training Unit's Open House
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Whidbey Island hosted an open house N...

NAS Whidbey Island Shows Support for IAs, GSAs, Family Members
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island recognized the contributions of its individual augmentees (IA...

Oak Harbor Hospital Offers Reflection, Relief During Remembrance Walk
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) hosted a remembrance walk along Seaview Trail on Naval Air Station ...

Avian Radar Research Aids in Aviation Safety
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A field exercise Sept. 26-28 on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island's Ault Field tested the opera...

NAS Whidbey Island Kicks Off Energy Week, Focuses on Ambitious Goal
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island highlighted Energy Conservation Awareness Week 2008 with a ca...

Whidbey Firefighters Visit with Youth, Kick Off Fire Prevention Week
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy Region Northwest Fire and Emergency Services firefighters visited locations in the Naval Air St...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens Skate Park
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of "The ...

Rescued Climber's Family Thanks Whidbey SAR Crew
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The family of a young climber showed their appreciation to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Islan...

NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a Hispanic heritage celebration at the base chapel Sept....

VP-1 Sailors Commemorate POW/MIA Day
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 hosted a ceremony to commemorate Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA)...

Whidbey Island Commands Show Ombudsmen Appreciation
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island tenant commands showed their appreciation for ombudsmen Sept....

VP-69 Changes Command
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 69, the "Totems," held a change of command ceremony in Hangar 7 on Naval Air St...

NAS Whidbey Island Participates in Armed Forces Voting Week
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island recognized Armed Forces Voting Week Sept. 2-5 and encouraged ...

NAS Whidbey Island AGs, Civilians Turn Over Observer Duties
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy aerographer's mates (AGs) of Naval Aviation Forecasting Component (NAFC) Whidbey Islan...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts, Trains Sea Cadets
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) members attended two weeks of basic airman training at ...

NAS Whidbey Island, MATSG-53 Host McClung Memorial Run
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Major Megan McClung Memorial Run, hosted by Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG) 53, A...

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Crew Joins Rescue Efforts
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- A search-and-rescue (SAR) crew from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island assisted in the rescue of...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts College Fair
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Navy College Office hosted a college fair at Admiral Nimi...

Whidbey Island Sailors Mentor Youth
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Approximately 20 Sailors from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Wash., participated in a Drug ...

NH Oak Harbor Celebrates Hospital Corps Birthday
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) commemorated the 110th birthday of the Hospital Corps at the Office...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sailors, Families Enjoy Campout
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors and civilians from Navy Region Northwest participated in the Great American Backyard Campout...

NAS Whidbey Island Holds College, Employment Fair
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted a college and employment information fair at the N...

Hundreds Participate in North Whidbey Relay For Life
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Approximately 1,400 people participated in the 21st Relay For Life of North Whidbey, June 6-7.
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VP-1 Returns to Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, the "Screaming Eagles," returned home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Isl...

CNATTU "A" School to Return to Pensacola from Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) graduated five apprentice ("A") schoo...

Navy Welcomes New Era of Electronic Warfare Watch Video
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island ushered in the next generation of naval electronic attack air...

NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates Asian Pacific Island American Heritage
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a celebration of Asian Pacific Island American culture a...

Whidbey Island Sailors Go Green at Commissary
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island were treated to a day of activities to p...

NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates Memorial Day with Coupeville
COUPEVILLE, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors from commands around Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, ensured proper recognition for ...

Consolidated Maintenance Organization Stands up at NAS Whidbey Island
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- The "Sea Wolves" of Consolidated Maintenance Organization (CMO) 10 held an establishment ceremony at...

Growler Support Center Opens on NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A grand opening ceremony was held for the new EA-18G Growler Support Center on Naval Air Station (NA...

Boeing FOD Team Visits NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Boeing Company's Foreign Object Debris (FOD) team visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island...

Washington State Recognizes NAS Whidbey Island Flood Relief Volunteers
CHEHALIS, Wash. (NNS) -- Navy volunteers who assisted recovery efforts during flooding in December for Lewis, Thustron,and Ma...

Whidbey Island Sailors Go Dutch with Holland Happening
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Fifteen Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Sailors volunteered to help the Oak Harbor community ...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts Readiness Fair
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a readiness fair for individual, family and community re...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens Newest AOC Roost
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Association of Old Crows (AOC) held an awards presentation to commemorate the opening of their n...

Whidbey Recycle Center Conducts Waste Characterization Study
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Recycle Center conducted a waste characterization study A...

NAS Whidbey Island Recognizes IAs Contributions
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a ceremony in recognition of the contributions individua...

Sailors, Marines Take Part in Whidbey Island Marathon
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Approximately 2,000 people, alongside Sailors and Marines, competed in the 2008 Whidbey Island Marat...

NASWI SAR Sailors Awarded Air Medal
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) Sailors were awarded Air Medals Apr...

NASWI Opens Crescent Harbor Adventures
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a grand opening for Crescent Harbor Adventures on the Se...

NAS Whidbey Island Sailor Bowls Perfect Game
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Sailor from Naval Aviation Forecasting Component (NAFC) bow...

VAQ-142 Returns to Whidbey Island from Iraq Deployment
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, the Gray Wolves, returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey I...

NAS Whidbey Island Conducts Car Seat Safety Inspections
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, in conjunction with the Month of the Military Child, held ch...

Commander Naval Air Forces Visits NAS Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Air Forces visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island for a familiarization tou...

Oak Harbor Holds Public Hearing for P-8A MMA
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A public hearing for the introduction of the P-8A "Poseidon" Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) a...

NASWI Hosts Remembrance for 1969 Rescue Mission
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Bluebills, Boeing Company retiree volunteers, held a ceremony in remembrance of "Boxer 22," one ...

NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates Women's History Month
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held a ceremony to celebrate the contributions of women to ...

NAS Whidbey Island holds Easter "Eggstravaganza"
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island celebrated Easter with its annual egg hunt titled Easter "Eggstrava...

NASWI Holds Graduation Ceremony for Family Fit Boot Camp Program
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held its third graduation and awards ceremony of the Family...

Oak Harbor Gets Green for St. Patrick's Day
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Oak Harbor and Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island communities got together to celebrate St. ...

ASBBC Pacific Northwest Holds Successful Blood Drive at NASWI
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Armed Services Blood Bank Center (ASBBC) Pacific Northwest conducted a blood drive on Naval Air Stat...

NAS Whidbey Island Helps Sailors with 'Savin' Bacon'
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island held a life-sized board game style event to educate Sailors about p...

Electronic Attack Wing Pacific Changes Hands
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMVAQWINGPAC) held a change of command on Na...

NAS Whidbey Island Opens New Movie Room
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Liberty Northwest Center and Admiral Nimitz Hall dining facility ...

NASWI Swim Team Prepares for NORPAC Swimming Championships
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Members of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) award-winning swim team have begun practic...

NASWI Makes Preparations for EA-18G Arrival
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held a groundbreaking at Hangar 5, Feb. 15, to kick off its...

NAS Whidbey Island's CNATTU Holds Open House
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) held an open house to show members of...

Whidbey Island Commemorates 35th Anniversary of Operation Homecoming
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Vietnam War veterans and members of the Whidbey Island community gathered to remember Operation Home...

NAS Whidbey Island Enjoys Super Bowl XLII
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island capitalized on the opportunity to watch Super Bo...

Project 'Protect' Provides Emergency Kits to NAS Whidbey Island Sailors
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held a disaster preparedness presentation for Sailors and the...

Wizards Return Home to NAS Whidbey
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- The "Wizards" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Is...

NAS Whidbey Island honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A ceremony was held on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther...

Whidbey Island Sailors to Participate in Marathon
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) began preparing Jan. 7 for the Whidbey Island ...

Rooks Return to Whidbey Island for the Holidays
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 "Rooks" arrived at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI)...

VP-40 Returns to Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 returned home Nov. 29 from a deployment to the Persian Gulf and the Horn of ...

Wing Ten Receives First NASWI Command Fitness Cup
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 was presented with the command fitness cup for Na...

Canadian MARPAC Awards NOPF Whidbey Island for Excellence
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Canadian Commander Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) awarded a Bravo Zulu (BZ) certificate of achieve...

Navy Aids Flood Victims, Hoists 59 to Safety
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Navy Search and Rescue (SAR) launched an MH-60S Knighthawk he...

EODMU 11 Honors Fallen Comrade
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 held a memorial service for a fallen shipmate, No...

NASWI Sailors Donate Blood for Service Members Around the World
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Armed Services Blood Bank Center (ASBBC) Pacific Northwest conducted a blood drive on Naval Air ...

NAS Whidbey Island NMCRS Contributes to War Effort with Beanie Babies
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) donated beanie babie...

Whidbey Island Airman Designs Command Belt Buckle for NAS
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island has a command belt buckle thanks to the industrious efforts o...

NAS Whidbey Island Operations Department Contributes to IAs
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Operations Department is taking donations for care packages t...

NAS Whidbey Island Liberty Center Celebrates Halloween with Pumpkin Carving
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Liberty Center hosted a pumpkin-carving contest to celebr...

Whidbey Island Holds Groundbreaking for Growler Support Center
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Growler Support Cent...

NAS Whidbey Island Recognizes IA Contributions
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held a ceremony in honor of the base's individual augmentee...

NAS Whidbey Island Kicks Off Energy Awareness Week
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A ceremony to commemorate the start of Energy Awareness Week for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (N...

Whidbey Island Sailors Get "Moneywise"
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The host of the television series "Moneywise," Kelvin Boston, visited Naval Air Station Whidbey Isla...

VP-1 Aircrew Trains with Submarine to Promote Operational Readiness
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors from the Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 "Screaming Eagles," P-3C squadron, of Naval Air Station Whid...

Oak Harbor Communities Work Together on Haunted House
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Members from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and the Oak Harbor community joined forces to create a...

VR-61Celebrates 25 Years of Service
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 61 “Islanders,” celebrated 25 years of service at Naval Ai...

VAQ-135 Returns to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, the “Black Ravens," were welcomed home to Naval Air Station (N...

Shadowhawks Return to Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, the “Shadowhawks," returned to their homeport, Naval Air Stati...

Afghanistan CPOs Pin Anchors on 14 IAs
BAGRHAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (NNS) -- Fourteen new chief petty officers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) were pinned during a c...

NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates 65th Birthday
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island celebrated its 65th birthday at Adm. Nimitz Hall, the base ga...

NAS Whidbey Island Chief Petty Officer Inductions Become Family Affairs
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Commands throughout Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) hosted chief petty officer (CPO) frocki...

Military Appreciation Picnic Held in Honor of Oak Harbor Service Members
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The City of Oak Harbor, Wash., hosted a military appreciation picnic at Windjammer Park, Sep. 22.

Oak Harbor Holds NAS Whidbey Island Gateway Ribbon-cutting
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Service members and people from the Oak Harbor community gathered at Ault Field Road for a ribbon cu...

NAS Whidbey Island Hosts All Navy Women’s Softball Team
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The All Navy Women’s Softball team held tryouts and practices, prior to going to Hill Air Force Base...

Naval Special Warfare Motivators Visit Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Motivating Team visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island to ta...

Whidbey Sailors and Community Put on a "Chorus Line"
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Service members and civilians from the local communities of Whidbey Island as well as nearby Navy ba...

Whidbey Island CPO Selectees Commemorate Sept. 11 Attack
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island chief petty officer (CPO) selectees held a ceremonial flag re...

Whidbey Island Navy Flying Club Receives a New “Taildragger”
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Navy Flying Club received a new American Champion 7ECA Ci...

VAQ-138 “Yellow Jackets” Return Home to Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 138 “Yellow Jackets” returned home to Naval Air Station (NA...

Whidbey Island SAR Provides Aid to Man in Table Mountain Area
MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) crew members rescued a 60-year old hi...

Whidbey Island Sailors Learn to Make 'Wise Choices'
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island participated in a program called "Wise Choices...

Whidbey Sailors Make Chief Selection Family Affair
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- After only five years in the Navy, a cryptologic technician from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Isl...

Whidbey Island Sailors Remembered Through Drop Zones
COUPEVILLE, Wash. (NNS) -- A ceremony was held at Coupeville Outlying Landing Field, Aug. 15, to rename three Navy parachute tr...

Whidbey Island Sailors get Free Wi-Fi at Liberty Center
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Liberty Center installed free wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) netwo...

Whidbey Island Celebrates Cultural Diversity with "All Peoples Celebration"
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island held its annual “All Peoples Celebration,” which honors the c...

Whidbey Island Sailor Hits His Mark at Trapshooting Competition
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- A Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island Sailor took honors as the Washington State “Rookie of the Year” ...

Whidbey Island Honors Two Fallen Shipmates
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 held a memorial service Aug. 1 at Naval Air Stati...

NAS Whidbey Island Welcomes Back VAQ-134
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 “Garudas” returned home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Isla...

Whidbey Island Holds Change of Command Ceremony
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- Capt. Gerral K. David relieved Capt. R. Sydney Abernethy III as commanding officer, Naval Air Statio...

NAS Whidbey Island Sailors Reach Out to DEFY
COUPEVILLE, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island sponsored Drug Education for Youths (DEFY), a weeklong course...

CNIC Visits Whidbey Island Air Station
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Robert T. Conway Jr., Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), visited Naval Air Stat...

NOPF Holds “Open House” for Family Members, Former Personnel
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF), at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, held an “Open...

Commander Carrier Strike Group Nine Visits Whidbey Island
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 commander visited Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) ...

Whidbey Island Holds Leadership Academy for NJROTC
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Approximately 130 members of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) attended the No...

Whidbey Island’s Aviation Survival Training Center Hosts Boy Scouts
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island’s Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) hoste...

Whidbey Island Holds Summer Safety Fair
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Safety Department held a Summer Safety Fair on May 22.

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Whidbey Island Attack Squadron Returns From Deployment
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 “Patriots” returned home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (N...

Whidbey Island Sailors Keep Busy with Emergency Arresting Gear
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) facilities are busy performing maintena...

Whidbey Island Opens New Flight Line Fire Station
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new flight line ...

Whidbey Island Honors Fallen Shipmates
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 held a memorial service at the Sky Warrior Theate...

Whidbey Island’s Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive Holds 50/50 Raffle
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash (NNS) -- The annual Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) fund drive, sponsored by Naval Hospital Oak Harb...

Whidbey Island Weather Keeps Navy Forecasters Busy
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- Aerographer’s mates (AG's) stationed at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Facility (METOC) on N...

Whidbey Island Sailors Observe Women’s History Month
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors, Marines and civilians attended a luncheon at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Officer Clu...

Air Traffic Controllers Represent Whidbey Island at Aviation Conference
PUYALLUP, Wash. (NNS) -- Air traffic controllers from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) set up a booth at the 2007 Nor...

Whidbey Island NMCRS Begins Annual Fund Drive
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- The annual Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) fund drive sponsored by Naval Hospital Oak Harbo...

VITA Volunteers Help Whidbey Sailors File Taxes
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- The volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) office is currently up and running at Naval Air Station W...

Whidbey Sailors Cut Number of DUIs in 2006
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- In calendar year 2006, Sailors from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) and its tenant commands...

Creative Engineering by NASWI Sailors Gets Gear Back Online
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- After some creative engineering work by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Sailors, the emerge...

New PRT Option May Help Some Whidbey Sailors
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- The Navy’s decision last fall to allow commands to authorize the use of elliptical trainers for the ...

New Liberty Center Northwest Keeps Whidbey Sailors Connected
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- Single Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) have been enjoying the Liberty ...

Whidbey Sailors Try Their Hand At Acting
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) performed the play “Scrooge: Charles Dickens’ ...

Whidbey Sailors Respond to Civilian In-Flight Emergency
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- A small civilian aircraft landed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) early Dec. 11 after a p...

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Administers Flu Vaccine
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) -- Corpsmen from Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) administered the influenza virus vaccine live, Intran...

NAS Whidbey Island Leadership Says NO MORE
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commanding Officer Capt. Syd Abernethy hosted the National Organiza...

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