NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND
Everett, WA 98207, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

History

  On Jan. 17, 1941, almost 11 months before the United States entered World War II, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations asked the commandant of the 13th Naval District to find a location for the re-arming and refueling of Navy patrol planes operating in defense of Puget

Arrival

  Now that you have orders to NAS Whidbey Island, you will be joining more than 7,200 military men and women, along with 2,400 federal and contract civilians. NAS Whidbey is actually composed of two bases 5 miles apart: the original Seaplane Base, on the eastern shore of Whidbey Island

Settling In

  360-257-5323, DSN 820-5323 Unaccompanied Housing aboard Ault Field features 1,630 beds in 11 buildings. All residences are within walking distance to the flight line, Galley, Navy Exchange, Wendy’s (opening Spring 2016), Rice King, Subway, ATM machine and recreational, educational and religious services. Newcomers will register at the Unaccompanied Housing

Fleet & Family Readiness

  Fleet & Family Readiness services include the Admiral Nimitz Galley; Child and Youth Programs; Family Housing; the Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC); Morale, Welfare & Recreation; Navy Gateway Inns & Suites; and Unaccompanied Housing. NAS Whidbey Island’s Fleet & Family Readiness programs provide for exceptional quality of life

Tenant Commands

  360-257-1303 COMVAQWINGPAC and staff provide combat-ready electronic attack squadrons to support the Commander, Naval Air Forces and combatant commander tasking worldwide. They also provide electronic warfare tactical and technical development leadership and expertise. As Type Wing Commander of all Navy EA-18G Growler fleet squadrons and Operational Commander of three

Schools

  360-279-5000 The mission of Oak Harbor Public Schools is to provide a challenging and supportive learning environment where students can achieve their full potential. The skill and dedication of the teachers and staff are essential to this mission. More than 70 percent of the teachers hold at least a

Departments

  Operations Duty Officer 360-257-2681 The department and its divisions support the operations of tenant activities and transient aircraft. These include providing air traffic control, range scheduling, ground electronics and communications maintenance, air cargo and passenger service, arresting gear maintenance and Search and Rescue operations using the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter.

Navy Region Northwest

Commander, Navy Region Northwest provides consolidated base operations support for Navy activities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. The commander oversees the assigned shore organization and provides facilities and space management, exercise coordination and support to homeported and transient ships, submarines

Surrounding Community

  Oak Harbor www.oakharbor.org The picturesque town of Oak Harbor embodies modern culture steeped in rich, local history. Settled in 1849 by seafarers who established a trade port on Puget Sound’s Whidbey Island, the area has spread to nearly 9 miles from limit to limit. The town was given its

Community Resources

  245 W. Tulagi Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 98278 www.redcross.org The American Red Cross provides emergency communications and access to emergency financial assistance 24/7 for members of the military. For Emergency Assistance call 877-272-7337. The American Red Cross Serving Northwest Washington also offers a “Coping with Deployments,” “Psychological First Aid

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Golden Swordsmen Conduct Community Relations Project

Story by LTJG Matthew Baker on 12/21/2016 PATTAYA, Thailand (NNS) Sailors with the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 visited the Pattaya Orphanage in Pattaya, Thailand, for a community relations (COMREL) project Dec. 9. 20 Sailors with VP-47 toured the facilities at the Pattaya Orphanage and had the opportunity

Golden Swordsmen Conduct Exercise with Royal Thai Navy

Story by LTJG Matthew Baker on 12/21/2016 PATTAYA, Thailand (NNS) The Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 conducted a bilateral training event in the Kingdom of Thailand Dec. 510. VP-47 attended a joint symposium and conducted a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) training flight with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN)

USS Anchorage Holds Change of Command

Story by PO2 Matthew Dickinson on 12/19/2016 SAN DIEGO Capt. Jeffrey Craig relieved Capt. J.J. Cummings as Commanding Officer aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a change of command ceremony, December 16. Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, Rear Adm. Daniel Fillion served as the
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