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 7,200 military men and women, along with 2,400 federal and contract civilians.

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Settling In

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Unaccompanied Housing

360-257-5323, 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.

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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 (FFSC); Morale, Welfare & Recreation; Navy Gateway Inns & Suites; and Unaccompanied Housing.

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Tenant Commands

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Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet

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 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

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.

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Navy Region Northwest

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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.

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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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The American Red Cross

245 W. Tulagi Ave.
Oak Harbor, WA 98278
www.redcross.org

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