Everett, WA 98207, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide



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 Sound, should such defense be necessary.


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.

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.

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.

Tenant Commands


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 expeditionary squadrons, the Commander and staff are engaged in activities ranging from maintenance, material and operational readiness support to everyday administrative functions.



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 master’s degree, and families will find a full spectrum of learning options for students, from advanced placement and gifted programs to early learning and special education.


Operations Duty Officer 360-257-2681

Air Traffic Control Division provides all air traffic control services within the NAS Whidbey Approach Control Area. Staffed jointly by military and DOD civilians, the Air Traffic Control Facility (ATCF) is subdivided into Flight Planning, Control Tower and Radar branches, and also incorporates Range Schedules and Air Space Scheduling Divisions.

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 and aircraft as well as afloat and ashore tenants, military and family members.

Surrounding Community

Oak Harbor

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 name by Dr. Richard Lansdale because of its abundance of Garry oak trees, a relatively rare species.

Community Resources

245 W. Tulagi Ave.
Oak Harbor, WA 98278


NRNW Navy Gateway Inns and Suites sweeps nearly half of Admiral Zumwalt Awards

Story by PO1 Cory Asato on 10/18/2016

Navy Region Northwest (NRNW) is home to four of 10 facilities, spread across Naval Base Kitsap (NBK), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) and Naval Station Everett (NSE).


"It's really about our Navy team, a team of active duty service members and their families, civilian and contract employees, who work very hard to meet and exceed the SECNAV Energy Goals of 2009," said Capt. Chris Kurgan, commanding officer of NAVFAC Northwest.

Golden Swordsmen Conducts Exercise with ROK Navy

Story by PO2 Joshua Walters on 10/17/2016
OKINAWA, Japan (NNS) The Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 concluded a bilateral training event in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Oct. 915 in support of Invincible Spirit 2016.
VP-47 conducted anti-submarine drills with the ROK navy in support of Invincible Spirit 2016 to strengthen maritime tactics, techniques and procedures.
During the combined U.S. and ROK training events, flight crew members with VP-47 operated with P-3C Orion maritime patrol crews from the ROK navy. The exercise gave the pilots, mission planners and crewmembers from both the U.S. and ROK navies the opportunity to train together and exchange ideas and concepts.
"We were able to integrate with the ROK Tactical Support Center and Squadron personnel," said Lt. Rick Shreffler, "Common procedures and terminology allowed us to operate effectively, much as we do at home."
Not only was this exercise an important training event between the U.S. and the ROK navies, it was a huge opportunity to strengthen and build onto the relationship both countries have with each other.
"This exercise was an all-around good opportunity to build and strengthen the relationship between us and the South Koreans," said Chief Donald Payne. "We worked alongside of them and later played soccer together. Overall they were amazing hosts."
The exercises conducted consisted of a routine dual-coast bilateral maritime counter-Special Operating Force exercise (MCSOFEX), subject matter expert exchanges, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare drills, communication drills, air defense exercises, medical evacuation exercises, counter-mine planning and distinguished visitor embarkations.
This is the Golden Swordsmen's last deployment with the P-3C aircraft. VP-47 is the second of three Hawaii-based squadrons to make the move to Whidbey Island and transition to the P-8A.
VP-47 is currently deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, and to the U.S. 4th Fleet AOR at Comalapa, El Salvador.
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