NAS Whidbey Island
Everett, WA 98207, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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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

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 www.healthcare.gov 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

Living

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

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Rushmore Visit to Hawaii Marks End of OMSI

Story by PO3 Kryzentia Weiermann on 10/01/2017 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (NNS) Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrived in Hawaii for the last port visit during its Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment, Sept. 30. Rushmore departed San Diego Aug.14 to begin its transit

NASWI Hosts Suicide Prevention Training and Awareness Activities

Story by PO2 Scott Wood on 09/28/2017 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) Throughout the month of September, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) conducted training for Suicide Prevention Month at the base's chapel. The training itself was by no means the typical hour-long, power point lecture but a dynamic and interactive

NASWI celebrates 75th Anniversary

Story by PO2 Scott Wood on 09/22/2017 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) celebrated its 75th anniversary on Thursday, September 21 with a commemorative ceremony recognizing and remembering the development and critical role the air station has played over its 75 years of operation. NASWI's history
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