NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

History

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From Plows to Pistons

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.

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Arrival

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Welcome!

Now that you have orders to NAS Whidbey Island, you will be joining more than 6,900 military men and women, along with 2,400 federal and contract civilians.

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Settling In

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Unaccompanied Housing

360-257-2038, DSN 820-2038

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, McDonald’s, Rice King, Subway, ATM machine and recreational, educational and religious services.

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Fleet & Family Readiness

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Fleet & Family Readiness

Fleet & Family Readiness services include the Admiral Nimitz Galley; Child and Youth Programs; Family Housing; the Fleet & Family Support Center; Morale, Welfare & Recreation; Navy Gateway Inns & Suites; and Unaccompanied Housing.

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Tenant Commands

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Commander Electronic Attack Wing

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-6B Prowler and 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.

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Schools

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Oak Harbor School District No. 201

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 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.

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Departments

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Operations

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.

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Navy Region Northwest

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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.

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Surrounding Community

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Whidbey Island

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

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Community Resources

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American Red Cross, The Islands Chapter

P.O. Box 249, Anacortes, WA 98221............................... 360-293-2911

245 W. Tulagi Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98278

www.redcross.org/islandschapter

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