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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 eight Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance squadrons flying the P-3 Orion, P-8 Poseidon and 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. For a directory of commonly used numbers, click here.

For media inquiries, call (360) 257-2286 or email whdb_naswi_pao@navy.mil.

Static displays and flyover information can be found here.

All other questions can be directed to the NAS Whidbey Island Quarterdeck at (360) 257-2631. 

  • 160811-N-WX604-023 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Aug. 11, 2016) – Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island participate in the annual Partnership in Education kickoff breakfast in Oak Harbor. The annual event allows the Navy to engage in community outreach in the local school districts and organizes events before the start of the new school year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Montemarano/Released)
  • 161021-N-DC740-059 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Oct. 21, 2016) Lt. Cmdr. Matt Olson, Patrol Squadron 30, demonstrates weather settings in a P-8 simulator during a media availability on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)
  • 161230-N-DC740-093 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Dec. 30, 2016) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Eric Williams, Electronic Attack Squadron 130, walks with his family after returning home from deployment at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Electronic Attack Squadron 130 conducted electronic warfare operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility while embarked on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)
  • 170302-N-WX604-131 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 2, 2017) Sailors assigned to the Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ 138), attend a change of command ceremony on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Former Executive Officer Cmdr. Todd I. Ladwig fleeted up to relieve Cmdr. Charles E. Dale of his duties and take command of the squadron. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Montemarano/Released)
  • 170310-N-LQ926-099 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (March 10, 2017) Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces speaks during a Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet change of command ceremony held at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Capt. Tabb B. Stringer relieved Capt. Scott T. Farr during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)
  • 170602-N-KH214-130 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 2, 2017) Culinary Specialist 1st Class John Contreras, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), performs Taps during the annual commemoration ceremony for the Battle of Midway at the PBY-Naval Air Museum's Catalina aircraft. NASWI and the PBY-Naval Air Museum hosted the 75th anniversary of the renowned World War II battle to honor those who served and died during the war. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released)
  • 170601-N-KH214-160 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 1, 2017) Cadets from the New Zealand Cadet Forces perform the traditional Maori haka challenge as a farewell gift before departing Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). The New Zealand Cadet Forces toured NASWI as part of the New Zealand Canadian Friendship Exchange program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released)
  • 170527-N-KH214-067 COUPEVILLE, Wash. (May 27, 2017) Capt. Geoffrey Moore, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, participates in the annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Coupeville. Memorial Day honors U.S. military men and women who died while serving their country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released)
  • 170417-N-LQ926-053 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (April 17, 2017) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano conducts an all-hands call with Sailors at the base theater on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, during a fleet engagement trip to Navy Region Northwest (NRNW). MCPON Giordano, the 14th MCPON, visited Navy Region Northwest commands and installations to talk with Sailors and senior enlisted leaders April 17, 18 and 19. NRNW is the third largest fleet concentration in the continental United States, supporting the fleet, fighter and family in order to provide ready Naval forces able to execute our nation's defense. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven/Released)

 

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