170411-N-RT707-001 (Oak Harbor, WA., April 11, 2017) - Capt. Geoff Moore, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Commanding Officer, discusses the history of the base's Seaplane Base with Washington State Sen. Patty Murray (D) during her visit to the base April 11. Murray visited NAS Whidbey Island and met with representatives from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Child Development Center and Family Resilience Training for Military Families (FOCUS). "After visiting the base today, I can see the services offered here are clearly an important part of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island community," said Senator Murray. "Making sure our military families have the support they need to put food on the table is the least we should be doing. I was proud to fight to reverse the decision to close the WIC office on base, and I will keep up the fight along with the strong support of the Navy to ensure we are doing everything we can to support the military community that sacrifices so much for their country." The commanding officer of NAS Whidbey Island, Capt. Geoff Moore, expressed appreciation for Senator Murray's support, "Senator Murray been a great advocate for Navy families and we were thrilled to show her the integrated community and base organizations that support NAS Whidbey Island Sailors and family members."
(U.S. Navy photo by Tony Popp)