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
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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News Archive
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

Navy Announces Record of Decision for Growler Environmental Impact Statement

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03/14/19

After carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action analyzed in the Growler Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the Navy has made the decision to implement Alternative 2A (the Preferred Alternative), which adds 36 EA-18G operational aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, stations additional personnel and their family members at the NAS Whidbey Island complex and in the surrounding community, constructs and renovates facilities at Ault Field, increases airfield operations at both Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville, and changes the distribution of field carrier landing practice (FCLP) to 20 percent occurring at Ault Field and 80 percent occurring at OLF Coupeville.

 

This decision does not change the continuation of airfield operations of other aircraft (including P-8A, P-3C, EP-3, MH-60 and transients) operating from the NAS Whidbey Island complex. The proposed action will enable the Navy to augment its existing Electronic Attack community at NAS Whidbey Island complex with additional aircraft in order to provide Combatant Commanders with expanded electronic attack capabilities to support our national defense requirements consistent with the Navy's responsibilities under Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C), Section 8062.

 

In selecting this action alternative, the Navy carefully considered a number of factors, including the strategic and operational importance of augmenting our nation's electronic attack capabilities, ensuring quality of pilot training, and balancing the impacts of the proposed action on the human and natural environment. Of the 15 combinations of alternatives and scenarios analyzed in the Final EIS, Alternative 2A impacts fewer people overall living in the surrounding communities - only four more than Alternative 3A (fewest) and 567 fewer than Alternative 1E (greatest) based on estimated number of people living within the 65 dB DNL or greater noise contour. The preferred alternative places the majority of FCLP operations at OLF Coupeville because OLF Coupeville provides more realistic training for our aviators. OLF Coupeville has been continuously used for FCLP since the late 1960s. OLF Coupeville's pattern best replicates the aircraft carrier landing pattern, building and reinforcing the correct habits and muscle memory for pilots. OLF Coupeville sits on a 200-foot ridge surrounded by flat terrain, similar to the aircraft carrier operating on the water.

 

Unlike OLF Coupeville, Ault Field sits in a valley surrounded by higher terrain, limiting pattern options and providing a visual picture unlike conditions at sea. The City of Oak Harbor and Ault Field both have artificial lighting and visual cues not experienced by pilots at sea. Furthermore, Ault Field is a busy, multi-mission airfield. FCLP at Ault Field often disrupts departures and arrivals of other aircraft not participating in FCLP; this disruption results in extended flight tracks and longer hours of operation which in turn affect more residents overall living in the community. Due to the recent addition of three more Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance squadrons to NAS Whidbey Island operating the P-8 Poseidon, which is replacing the P-3 Orion, Ault Field has less ability to absorb these disruptions.

 

Under Alternative 2A, annual airfield operations at the NAS Whidbey Island complex will increase up to 33 percent over the No Action Alternative, for an estimated total of 112,100 operations annually, including 88,000 operations at Ault Field and 24,100 operations at OLF Coupeville. Because FCLPs involve both a takeoff and a landing, and because each takeoff and each landing are counted as a single operation, the projected total of FCLPs at OLF Coupeville is 12,000. Since each airfield "operation" is defined as either a takeoff or landing under this scenario, about 12,000 FCLP "passes" would occur annually at OLF Coupeville. This change amounts to an increase from approximately 90 hours (1% of total hours per year) to 360 hours (4% of total hours per year) in aircraft activity at OLF Coupeville.

 

Operational levels at Ault Field and OLF Coupeville have varied historically depending on Navy mission requirements. Projected operational levels from implementation of Alternative 2A will be comparable to historic flight operations experienced from the 1970s through the 1990s at NAS Whidbey Island complex. The implementation of Alternative 2A will include measures that reduce noise impacts in the community, including the mitigation measures identified in Appendix H of the Final EIS and the use of Precision Landing Mode (PLM, a.k.a. MAGIC CARPET) to reduce the overall number of FCLPs compared to the number proposed in the Draft EIS. The Navy will continue to invest in new technologies to reduce aircraft engine noise. The Navy has and will continue to coordinate with appropriate federal regulatory and state resource agencies and comply with appropriate permits and reporting requirements.

 

A copy of the Record of Decision has been provided as an attachment to this press release, and is also available on the Growler Environmental Impact Statement website: http://www.whidbeyeis.com/

 

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