NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND
Everett, WA 98207, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

History

  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

Arrival

  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. NAS Whidbey is actually composed of two bases 5 miles apart: the original Seaplane Base, on the eastern shore of Whidbey Island

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. Newcomers will register at the Unaccompanied Housing

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. NAS Whidbey Island’s Fleet & Family Readiness programs provide for exceptional quality of life

Tenant Commands

  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

Schools

  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

Departments

  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.

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

Surrounding Community

  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

Community Resources

  245 W. Tulagi Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 98278 www.redcross.org The American Red Cross provides emergency communications and access to emergency financial assistance 24/7 for members of the military. For Emergency Assistance call 877-272-7337. The American Red Cross Serving Northwest Washington also offers a “Coping with Deployments,” “Psychological First Aid

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NBK Hosts Wounded Warrior Family Symposium

Story by PO2 Vaughan Dill on 01/28/2017 SILVERDALE, Wash. Seven Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) panel members shared their testimonials during a NWW Family Symposium Jan. 26. at the Bangor Plaza Ballroom. NWW panel members included Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Cameron Fisher, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island;

GHWB Carrier Strike Group to Depart for Deployment

Story by Robert Gensic on 01/21/2017 Led by Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, Rear Adm. Kenneth R. Whitesell, the GHWBCSG is comprised of the staff of CSG-2; USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77); the nine squadrons and staff of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8; Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff and

The Athena Project Arrives At Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton

Story by PO3 Charles Gaddis IV on 01/21/2017 BREMERTON, Wash. Service members, shipyard professionals, Department of Defense civilians and community organizations came together January 20, at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton's CPO Club to participate in the Athena Project. The Athena Project is a volunteer organization seeking new ideas and innovations from
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