05B4 Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Welcome to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Installation Information

NAS Whidbey Island is the premier naval aviation installation in the Pacific Northwest and home of all Navy tactical electronic attack squadrons flying the EA-18G Growler. Adding to the depth and capability of the air station are four P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol squadrons and two Fleet Reconnaissance squadrons flying the EP-3E Aries.

Comments, including noise complaints can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island's new comment line at (360) 257-6665, or via e-mail: comments.NASWI@navy.mil. All other questions can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at (360) 257-2286.

160603-N-WQ574-057 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 3, 2016) Capt. Geoff Moore, commanding officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), speaks during a Battle of Midway memorial at the Patrol Boat Consolidated Museum. NASWI and the Washington Navy League hosted the ceremony to honor the service members who served and died during the Battle of Midway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Cooper/Released) OAK HARBOR, Wash. (April 25, 2016) - Color guard members from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) and Fleet Readiness Center Northwest raise the national ensigns for the U.S., Australia and Canada during a flagpole ceremony at NASWI. NASWI hosted the ceremony in honor of the joint cooperation between the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Cooper/Released) OAK HARBOR, Wash. (April 22, 2016) - Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 sort recyclables from trash during Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) 20th Annual Dumpster Dive in honor of Earth Day. NASWI celebrated Earth Day with multiple events including a tree planting, base clean up, beach clean up, dumpster dive and cookout. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released) 160418-N-DC740-003 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (April 18, 2016) Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flying Officer Michael Hoddinett, RAAF Wing Commander Grant Fifield, RAAF Air Commodore Mike Kitcher, director, General Capability Planning, Capt. Scott Farr, commodore, Electronic Attack Wing, Pacific, and RAAF Flying Officer Spencer Harry pose next to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129's EA-18G Growler 577, sporting an Australian paint scheme. The VAQ community is excited to continue the partnership with Australia, both in EA-18G training and in our operational EA-18G squadrons. The RAAF will soon have this capability in the South West Pacific Area of Operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington) 160625-N-DC740-279 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 25, 2016)  Four EA-18G Growlers from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 perform a flight demonstration during Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) open house. The open house provides the general public an opportunity to interact with Sailors and learn more about NASWI's role both in the community and the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released) 160625-N-DC740-023 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 25, 2016)  Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue team perform a demonstration during the base open house. The open house provides the general public an opportunity to interact with Sailors and learn more about NASWI's role both in the community and the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released) 2016 Commander and Chief's Award Winner Naval Air Station Whidbey Island ‘s Commanding Officer Capt. Geoff Moore, Executive Officer Cmdr. Steven Richards, Command Master Chief Shane Cardon and about 80 active duty and civilian employees attended a morning Video Tele-Conference July 15, 2015 to formally receive the 2016 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence from The Honorable Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics). Also recognized during this VTC were U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Ky., Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., and Defense Supply Center Richmond, Va.  Estevez thanked all the bases for their innovation and superior service to families and tenant commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Tony Popp)
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NEWS FROM NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND
Jul 25 2016




NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (July 23, 2016) -- The
Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 conducted a change of command
ceremony on July 23, at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.




 


Jul 21 2016

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) or aircraft carrier-based flight training operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur either at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., or at Ault Field the week of July 17-23, 2016.  


Jul 21 2016

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Field Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. and Ault Field in Oak Harbor, Wash., for the week of July 24-30, 2016.


Jul 19 2016




NAVAL
AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash
. – A Search and Rescue (SAR)
team from NAS Whidbey Island conducted two missions Sunday afternoon beginning
with a Medical Evacuation, followed by a mission at Mount Hoquiam in Grays
Harbor County, where two SAR crewmen ended up staying overnight with an injured
hiker due to deteriorated flying conditions.




 


Jul 7 2016

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Field Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. and Ault Field in Oak Harbor, Wash., for the week of July 10-16, 2016.


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