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

Navy Announces EIS Preferred Alternative for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island and Releases NHPA Section 106 Consultation

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06/26/18

The Navy has identified a preferred alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing EA-18G Growler operations at NAS Whidbey Island and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville because it provides the best training for our pilots and impacts the fewest number of residents living in the community.

Alternative 2 has been identified as the preferred alternative for force structure.  This alternative establishes two new expeditionary squadrons, and adds two aircraft to each squadron that operates off aircraft carriers (CVW). This alternative adds 36 aircraft at NAS Whidbey Island. Additionally, this plan calls for nine total CVW and five expeditionary squadrons.

Scenario A has been identified as the preferred alternative for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) distribution.  Under this scenario, Ault Field will support four times the number of total aircraft operations when compared to OLF Coupeville -- specifically 88,000 total operations would occur at Ault Field, with 24,100 at OLF Coupeville; 23,700 of those operations at OLF Coupeville would be FCLP flown by EA-18G Growlers.  Since airfield operations are defined as either a takeoff or landing, under this scenario about 12,000 FCLP passes would occur annually at OLF Coupeville.

The operational numbers in the preferred alternative incorporate additional analysis of changes to Navy training that will reduce impacts to local communities. The reductions the Navy studied were based on two factors, the number of pilots needing training and a reduced FCLP requirement due to Precision Landing Mode (PLM), formerly known as MAGIC CARPET. Both of these factors decreased overall FCLP requirements from 42,000 presented in the Draft EIS to 30,000 annually – a 30% reduction. 

No final decision has yet been made.  The ultimate decision with respect to force structure and FCLP distribution will be made by the Secretary of the Navy or his representative, and announced in a Record of Decision no earlier than 30 days following the public release of the Final EIS.  

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 CVN pattern, building and reinforcing the correct habit patterns and muscle memory.  OLF Coupeville sits on a 200-foot ridge surrounded by flat terrain, similar to the aircraft carrier operating on the water.  The low cultural lighting around Coupeville and the ability to completely darken the field also closely resembles at-sea conditions from the pilots’ perspective.

GROWLER EIS PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE-2-2-2-2

Both airfields will have an increase in operations, the majority of which will be at Ault Field. Ault Field is a busy, multi-mission airfield while OLF Coupeville is the preferred and ideal field for FCLP.   The preferred alternative places the majority of FCLP operations at OLF Coupeville as it provides the most realistic training for our aviators.  

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. 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 living in the community. The interruption of other vital operations from FCLP operations at Ault Field has become increasingly important with the addition of three more Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance squadrons to NAS Whidbey Island that operate the P-8 Poseidon, which is replacing the P-3 Orion.

The Navy continues consultations with other federal, state and local agencies as the EIS nears completion.  

Today, the Navy has distributed a document to consulting parties and published this document on the EIS website (www.whidbeyeis.com) summarizing consultation efforts with respect to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) for the increase in EA-18G “Growler” aircraft and airfield operations at NAS Whidbey Island. This document summarizes consultation efforts for this undertaking under NHPA; presents information requested during previous consultations through correspondence and meetings between October 2014 and October 2017; and documents the Navy’s historic properties identification effort and determination of effects.

The findings indicate no direct adverse effects due to construction, demolition or airfield operation, and no indirect adverse effects due to noise-induced vibration.

The Navy has determined that there will be indirect adverse effects to the Central Whidbey Island Historic District as a result of more frequent aircraft operations affecting certain landscape components of the district. Specifically, the preferred alternative would affect perceptual qualities that contribute to the significance of the landscapes. The Navy is continuing consultation to resolve these effects.  

The Navy is announcing this information in a continued effort to provide timely and transparent information on its analysis and planning process.  The Navy expects the Final EIS to be released later this summer or early fall. The Navy has considered 4,335 public comments received on the Draft EIS and updated the Final EIS with new and clarifying information. An appendix in the Final EIS will provide Navy’s responses to public comment themes received on the Draft EIS.  

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