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Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

  NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND Location Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is in Oak Harbor, Washington, on Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island is part of Island County, which is in the northwest corner of Washington state, about 90 miles north of Seattle. The air station is within close proximity to


  Welcome to Whidbey Island, the largest island in Washington state and one of the nine Puget Sound islands that make up the county. Camano Island is the second-largest island inside the county line, followed by the smaller Baby, Ben Ure, Deception, Kalamut, Minor, Smith and Strawberry islands. The county

Getting To & Around

  It’s easy enough to reach Whidbey Island by vehicle through Anacortes across the Deception Pass Bridge on State Route 20, though many people prefer the romance of a ferry ride and the mountain and saltwater vistas as the boat threads its way among the islands. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 12

Housing & Real Estate

  The charm of island living, a mild climate, natural beauties and a small-town lifestyle coupled with easy ferry access to the vital city of Seattle contribute to a high quality of life not often found elsewhere. In 2015, an estimated 80,593 people called Island County home, the Census said,

Employment & Economy

  Island County is situated in the Salish Sea in Northwest Washington. As its name suggests, it is made up of several islands. The two largest are Whidbey and Camano. Island County is the second-smallest county in Washington by landmass, just larger than neighboring San Juan County. Island County is

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Island County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. The Washington Healthplanfinder is powered by

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Island County because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Island County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the


  The Pacific Northwest boasts plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Try your hand at clamming and crabbing, for instance, or watch a movie at one of the last drive-in theaters in the state. Don’t miss the Penn Cove Mussel Fest or the hundreds


Colorectal Cancer Awareness - Because the Life You Save May Be Your Own

Story by Douglas Stutz on 03/27/2017 Marcie West understands the significance with March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. She never had a chance to meet her paternal grandfather, who passed away at age 52 to colon cancer before she was born. "I would have met my grandfather if he

Navy Region Northwest Cleans Up

Story by PO2 Jacob G. Sisco on 03/21/2017 SILVERDALE (Wash) The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4), Vice Adm. Phil Cullom, announced the 30 winners of the fiscal year 2016 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards competition through a naval message released March 15.

Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU Complete AIT

Story by PO2 Kyle Carlstrom on 03/21/2017 Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), alongside Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed amphibious integration training (AIT) while on routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations, March 19. AIT is designed to integrate
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