News Releases
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Hiker in Olympic National Park
VAQ-129 Holds Change of Command at NAS Whidbey Island
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues injured man from Mt. Stuart
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts Second Rescue off Mt. Stuart
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Plane Crash Survivor in Olympic National Park
Meeting and permit required if you want to hunt on base
Coast Guard Training at NAS Whidbey Island
MOA for the Security Enhancement Project at OLF Open for Public Comment
Timeline for Release of Final EIS for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island Extended
NAS Whidbey Island Restoration Advisory Board Meeting
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Injured Climber Off of Mount Olympus
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Injured Hiker at Deception Pass
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts MEDEVAC From Friday Harbor
NAS Whidbey Island SAR conducts a Medical Evacuation for Lopez Resident
NAS Whidbey Island SAR conducts a Medical Evacuation for Lopez Resident
Gray Wolves to Return to NAS Whidbey Island after WESTPAC Deployment
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Transports Cardiac Patient
Naval Air Station Whidbey wins Installation Excellence Award Again
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Transports Heart Patient
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Transports Cardiac Patient from Port Angeles
FORCE PROTECTION AND SECURITY EXERCISE
NAS Whidbey Island Restoration Advisory Board
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Transports Injured Snowmobiler
Preliminary Navy findings from drinking water testing near NAS Whidbey Island Area 6
VP-4 Welcomes Inaugural P-8A Deployment
Preliminary Navy findings from drinking water testing near NAS Whidbey Island Area 6
Air station invites public to Open House, 5K Run on June 23
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Finds and Rescues Civilian Pilot
NAS Whidbey Island SAR conducts a Medical Evacuation from Eliza Island
Navy Announces EIS Preferred Alternative for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island and Releases NHPA Section 106 Consultation
NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts Two Rescues In Two Days
NAS Whidbey SAR Rescues Two Climbers in Cascade Mountains
VP 9 Completes Orion to Poseidon Transition, Certified "Safe for Flight"
NAS Whidbey SAR Completes Busy Weekend With Five Rescues
NAS Whidbey SAR Rescues Injured Hiker On Forbidden Peak
NAS Whidbey SAR Rescues Injured Hiker Near Goat Mountain West
NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts Rescue and MEDEVAC Saturday and Monday
NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts Two Rescues Over Weekend
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at NAS Whidbey Island Complex for week of Oct. 1-7, 2018
Navy Releases Final EIS for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island
NAS Whidbey SAR Rescues Two People Over Weekend
Navy’s Draft National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement for EA-18G Growler Operations Increase at NAS Whidbey Island Open for Public Comment
NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts MEDEVAC And Rescue Over Weekend
NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts MEDEVAC From Port Townsend
Navy Will Award Hangar Contract at NAS Whidbey Island
Navy Announces Record of Decision for Growler Environmental Impact Statement
NAS Whidbey Island will host Open House, 5K Run on June 22
NAS Whidbey SAR Rescues Skier on Mount Baker
NAS Whidbey Island to Display Aircraft at Open House
Helicopter Training at Seaplane Base Survival Area
NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts Two Rescues Near Glacier Peak
Navy Requests Re-initiation of Consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
NAS Whidbey Island Restoration Advisory Board
U.S. Coast Guard to conduct Training at NAS Whidbey Island
News Archive 2016
2016 Flight Operations Notification Schedules
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville for July 3-9, 2016
Flight Operations Schedule at OLF Coupeville Update for Week of Jan. 3-9, 2016
Flight Operations Schedule at OLF Coupeville the Week of Jan. 10-16, 2016
Flight Operations Schedule at OLF Coupeville for Week of Jan. 17-23, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville Jan 31st through Feb 6th
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville Feb 7th to Feb 13th, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville Feb 14-20, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville Week of Feb 21-27, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville Feb 28- March 5, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville for the week of march 6-12, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville Week of March 13 to 19, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville March 20-26th, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville March 27th-April 2nd, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville April 10 to April 16
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville April 24 to April 30, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville June 12-18 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville June 19-25, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville June 26- July 1, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville May 8th to May 14th, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville May 15th to 21st, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville April 10 to April 16
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville May 22- 28, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville May 29-June 03, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville June 5-11, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville July 10-16, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field July 17-23, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field July 24-30, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field July 31 - August 6th, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field August 7-13, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field August 14-20, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Aug 21-27, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of Aug. 28- Sept. 3, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Sept 11-17, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Sept 18-24, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Sept 25 to Oct 1, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Oct 2-8, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex October 9-15, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Oct 16-22, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Oct. 23 to 29, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Nov. 6-12, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Nov. 13 to 19, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Nov. 20-26, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Dec. 4 to 10, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Dec. 11 to 17, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Dec. 18 to 24, 2016
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News Archive 2015
Flight Operations Notification for OLF Coupeville Dec 6-12
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Installation Excellence
Maritime Patrol Wing Assists Navy Families who will Transition from Hawaii to Washington
Exploring Ways to Reduce Engine Noise
Electronic Attack Squadron 135 to Fly in Honor of St. Louis Arch 50th Anniversary
Court Ruling - OLF Coupeville
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Flight Operations Notification Schedule
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Dec. 25 to 31, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Jan. 8-14, 2016
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Jan. 15 to 21, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Jan 22 to Jan 28, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF Jan. 29- Feb. 04, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex February 5 to 11, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex February 12 to 18, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex February 19 to 25, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Week of Feb 26 to Mar 4, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex March 5 to 11, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex March 12 to 18, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex March 18 to 25, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex March 26 to April 1, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex April 2 to 8, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex April 9 to 15, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex April 16 to 22, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex April 23 to 29, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex May 7 to 13, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex May 21 to 27, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex May 21 to 27, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex May 28 to June 3 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex June 11 to 17, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex June 18 to June 24, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex June 25 to July 1, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex July 2 to July 9, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex July 9 to 15, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex July 17 to 22, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex July 23 to July 29, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex July 20 to Aug. 5, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Aug. 6 to 12, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Aug. 13 to Aug 19, 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex August 28 to 02 Sept 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Sept. 4-10
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Sept. 10 - 17, 2017
FLIGHT OPERATIONS SCHEDULE CHANGE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX TODAY
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 22 - 29, 2017
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of January 7-13, 2019
Update older ID cards for access to Northwest Navy installations
Electronic Attack Squadron 130 returns to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island following deployment
Navy Extends Public Comment Period for Growler Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Retiring Northrop Grumman employee named 29th Honorary Naval Aviator
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts Multi-Unit Exercise in Olympic National Park
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts 5 Missions in 6 Days
NAS Whidbey Island Conducting Force Protection & Security Exercises Jan. 30-Feb. 10
Open House Public Meetings for the Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
UPDATE: Open House Public Meetings for the Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
Explosive ordnance disposal at Seaplane Base
UPDATE: Open House Public Meetings for the Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Medically Evacuates San Juan Island Resident
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts Three Medical Evacuations within Two Days
UPDATE: Open House Public Meetings for the Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Phase 1 Sampling Results & Phase 2 Sampling Plan near NAS Whidbey Island
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
VAQ-138 Holds Change of Command
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
Busy Weekend for NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue
Battle "E"
COMVAQWINGPAC Conducts Change of Command
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
VAQ-139 Proves Battle Ready, Awarded the Battle E
Golden Swordsmen Return from Successful Deployment
Chief of Naval Operations names air station Natural Resource Conservation Award Winner
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
VAQ 139 Flyers Get Surprise Search and Rescue Training
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Plane Crash Survivors in Olympic National Park
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
NAS Whidbey Island Invites Public to 75th Celebration at Open House June 24
Senator Murray Visits Air Station
DBIDS BEGINS 180-DAY TRANSTION FOR CONTRACTORS, VENDORS
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JUNE 4 - 10, 2017
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts Easter Search and Rescue
MCPON Visits Navy Region Northwest
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Sauk Mountain Hiker
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
NAS Whidbey Island Restoration Advisory Board
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Saves Woman near Colchuck Peak
Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Hiker on Mt. Washington and Two Snowmobilers in a Crevasse on Mt. Baker
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues two free-climbers in the Olympic Mountains and one skier in a Crevasse on Mt. Baker
UPDATE: Navy’s Drinking Water Sampling Results near NAS Whidbey Island
NASWI SAR Maintenance Crew
NAS Whidbey Island Invites Public to 75th Celebration
NAS Whidbey Island SAR conducts a Medical Evacuation for Lopez Resident
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF OCT. 2 - 8, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF OCT. 9 - 15, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF OCT. 16 - 22, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF OCT. 22 - 28, 2017
Flight Operations Notification Schedule Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 2017
Flight Operations Notification for NAS Whidbey Island Complex
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF NOV. 13-19, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF NOV. 20-26, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF DEC. 4 - 10, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF DEC. 11-17, 2017
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF DEC. 18-24, 2017
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at NAS Whidbey Island Complex Wednesday Through Friday, December 20 To 22
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF DEC. 25, 2017 – JAN. 1, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JAN. 1-7, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at NAS Whidbey Island Complex Wednesday Through Friday, January 1-7
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at NAS Whidbey Island Complex Wednesday Through Friday, January 1-7
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JAN. 8-14, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JAN. 8-14, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JAN. 14-20, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JAN. 22-28, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JAN. 29- FEB. 4, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF FEB. 4 - 12, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF FEB. 12-18, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF FEB. 19 - 25, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF FEB 26 – MAR 4, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAR 5-11, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAR 5-11, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAR 12-18, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAR 19-25, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAR 19-25, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAR. 26 – APR. 1, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF APR 2-8, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF APR 9-15, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF APR 16-22, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF APR 23-29, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF APR 30 – MAY 4, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAY 7-13, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JUNE 17-24, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAY 14-20, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF MAY 28 – JUNE 3, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JUNE 3-9, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JULY 2-8, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JULY 9-14, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JULY 30 – AUGUST 5, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF JULY 23-29, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2018
FLIGHT OPERATIONS PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3 -9, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of October 1 - 7, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of October 8 - 14, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of October 22-28, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of October 15-21, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of October 29 – November 4, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of November 5-11, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of November 12-18, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of November 19-25, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of November 26 – December 2, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of December 3-9, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of December 10-16, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of December 17-23, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of December 24-30, 2018
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of January 14-20, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of January 21-27, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of January 28 – February 3, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of January 28 – February 3, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of February 4-10, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of February 18-24, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of February 25 – March 3, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of March 4-10, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of March 4-10, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of March 11-17, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of March 18-24, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 1-7, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 1-7, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 8-14, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 8-14, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 15-21, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 22-28, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 29 – May 5, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of May 6-12, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of May 13-19, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of May 20-26, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of May 27 – June 2, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of June 3-9, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of June 17-23, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of June 24-30, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of July 8-14, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of July 8-14, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of July 15-21, 2019
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of July 22-28, 2019

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts Three Medical Evacuations within Two Days

02/13/17 12:00 AM

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted three separate Medical Evacuations (MEDEVACs) between Thursday, Feb. 9, and Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.  The first was from Friday Harbor Airport to Island Hospital in Anacortes, the second from Jefferson County Hospital to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and the third from Lopez Island to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

 

The first mission was for a high risk pregnancy patient in active labor at the PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor just after 1:15 a.m. on Thursday.  After receiving the alert, the SAR crew of five thoroughly reviewed weather along the route, readied the aircraft, and launched just after two in the morning.  Based on the potential for a birth in flight, the crew decided to take a second Search and Rescue Medical Technician (SMT) in order to provide advanced medical support to mother and child, should it be needed.  The crew faced low clouds and driving rain, but visibility was good and they arrived at the island airport at 2:20 a.m.  Once on deck, both SMTs conducted patient turnover with the local medical personnel while the pilots and crew chief reviewed weather for the next leg of flight.  The crew determined that the best route to Island Hospital in Anacortes would be to circle south and then east of the San Juan Islands, in order to avoid low clouds to the north.  The SMTs returned with the patient and were ready to depart for the hospital just before 3:00 a.m.  The crew departed and flew to Island Hospital where the patient was delivered to a higher level of care at 3:15 a.m.

 

Naval Aircrewman First Class Justin Colon said, "Despite some low clouds on the way to Friday Harbor, we were able to fly clear of the weather and use our landmarks to safely transfer the patient."

 

The second mission occurred later that evening while a different SAR Alert crew was on a routine training mission in Crescent Harbor.  The crew received notification of a MEDEVAC from the Jefferson County Hospital in Port Townsend, Wash. for an elderly female suffering from an arterial blockage.  Since the crew was already at the end of their training flight, they returned to NAS Whidbey Island to refuel and pick up a gurney.  While on deck, the crew reviewed weather and determined that because of the forecast low visibility, a patient transfer at Jefferson County airport would be the safest and most expeditious option.  The mission was approved at 8:15 p.m. and the helicopter was airborne a minute later.  Once off deck, the crew checked in with Jefferson County Fire/EMS and learned of a vessel reported to be on fire only three miles from their position.  Due to their proximity to the vessel, the crew briefly halted their transit south and conducted a low pass over the boat, determining that it was not in distress and required no assistance.  Continuing on their original mission, the crew landed at Jefferson County International Airport where an ambulance and other emergency personnel were waiting.  After conducting a thorough patient turnover, the crew launched just before 9:00 p.m. for the flight to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where they landed 15 minutes later. 

 

The third mission occurred Friday morning and was for a patient suffering from cardiac issues on Lopez Island.  The SAR Alert crew of six launched at 11:36 a.m. and arrived at the Lopez Island airport 10 minutes later, helped by a strong tailwind.  Once on deck, the two SMTs conducted patient turnover and loaded the patient onto the helicopter.  The crew departed the island airport just after 12:15 p.m. and proceeded directly to Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Wash.  On this leg, a strong headwind slowed the flight down, but they landed at the airport 30 minutes after takeoff and met an Advanced Life Support (ALS)-capable ambulance for patient transfer to Providence Regional Medical Center.

 

These were the sixth, seventh, and eighth MEDEVACs of 2017 for NAS Whidbey Island SAR, which has also conducted one search.  In 2016, the unit conducted 51 missions including 14 MEDEVACS, 24 Rescues, and 13 Searches totaling 53 lives delivered to a higher level of care.

 

The Navy SAR unit operates three MH-60S helicopters from NAS Whidbey Island as search and rescue/medical evacuation (SAR/MEDEVAC) platforms for the EA-18G aircraft as well as other squadrons and personnel assigned to the installation.  Pursuant to the National SAR Plan of the United States, the unit may also be used for civil SAR/MEDEVAC needs to the fullest extent practicable on a non-interference basis with primary military duties according to applicable national directives, plans, guidelines and agreements; specifically, the unit may launch in response to tasking by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (based on a Washington State Memorandum of Understanding) for inland missions, and/or tasking by the United States Coast Guard for all other aeronautical and maritime regions, when other assets are unavailable.

 

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