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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 i

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 hundred


Marines and sailors prepare to make waves at Sail Boston 2017

Story by Cpl Mackenzie Gibson on 06/16/2017 Marines and sailors from across the Department of Defense gathered aboard the USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) to set sail towards Boston, Massachusetts, for Sail Boston 2017, June 12, 2017. The Marines and Sailors are participating in the event in order to showcase the

Sail Boston 2017 becomes Navy homecoming for McMinnville, Oregon family

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sandi Grimnes Moreno, Sail Boston Public Affairs BOSTON As USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) moored at the North Jetty Pier in Boston, a family from McMinnville, Oregon was anxiously waiting for their Sailor to cross the brow. Chad and Lisa Cape, along with their

NASWI SAR Maintenance Crew

Story by PO2 Scott Wood on 06/15/2017 OAK HARBOR, Wash. Heroes always stand behind heroes. This doesn't ring more true than for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue (SAR) maintenance crew. While the public recognizes the daring rescues of the MH-60S helicopters and the team manning them, there'
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