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Small Arms Range

The Small Arms Range at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, is used for basic small arms qualifications of Sailors, security, and law enforcement agencies.

Range use schedule: 

Date   Start Time   End Time
10/5/2012     8:00 AM   3:30 PM
10/9/2012   9:00 AM   4:00 PM
10/10/2012   9:00 AM   4:00 PM
10/11/2012   9:00 AM   3:00 PM
10/12/2012   9:00 AM   3:30 PM
10/13/2012   9:00 AM   3:30 PM
10/14/2012   9:00 AM   3:30 PM
10/16/2012   9:00 AM   12:00 PM
10/17/2012   9:00 AM   11:00 PM
10/18/2012   9:00 AM   10:30 PM
10/19/2012   9:00 AM   12:30 PM


This schedule is subject to change without notice. For latest information contact the NAS Whidbey Island Range Safety Officer.


Monday - Friday: 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.
Evenings and Weekend times to be posted when scheduled.

Types of small arms qualification:

Marksmanship Course is available for all Navy small arms, including 9mm, .38 caliber, .40 caliber, and .45 caliber pistol, 12 gauge shotgun, and 5.56 mm rifle.

Live Fire Schedule:

Small arms live is likely to occur at any time from 7:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Evenings and Weekend live fire to be posted on this website when scheduled.


Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Small Arms Range Safety Officer   360-257-3825

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Operations Duty Officer 

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Armory 

Small Arms Range Danger Zone:

The NAS Whidbey Island Surface Danger Zone (SDZ) is defined by the area bounded by the following positions:

  • Latitude 48°19′20″ N Longitude 122°42′6.92″ W
  • Latitude 48°17′41″ N Longitude 122°43′35″ W
  • Latitude 48°17′23″ N Longitude 122°45′14″ W
  • Latitude 48°20′00″ N Longitude 122°44′00″ W

Warnings of Live Fire:

Prior to and during live fire at the small arms range, warnings will be indicated by:

When live firing is about to be undertaken or is in progress during daylight hours, two (2) large red warning flags will be displayed at the top of the flag poles on the western beach line of the small arms range, so as to be clearly visible from all points of entry into the danger zone.

When live firing is about to be undertaken or is in progress during periods of darkness, two (2) red flashing warning lights will be displayed at the top of the flag poles on the western beach line.

Prior to conducting live firing, Navy personnel will visually scan the danger zone to ensure that no vessels or individuals are located within it.

The danger zone will be open to fishing and general navigation when no weapons firing is scheduled, which will be indicated by the absence of any warning flags or flashing lights on land.


Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island
Bldg. 2580
Cowpens Rd and Transmitter Rd.
Oak Harbor, WA 98278
(360) 257-8956

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