What planes are based at Whidbey Island?

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

  • VAQ-129 Vikings.
  • VAQ-130 Zappers.
  • VAQ-131 Lancers.
  • VAQ-132 Scorpions.
  • VAQ-133 Wizards.
  • VAQ-134 Garudas.
  • VAQ-135 Black Ravens.
  • VAQ-136 Gauntlets.

Does Whidbey Island have a naval base?

Welcome to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island NAS Whidbey Island is the premier naval aviation installation in the Pacific Northwest and home of all Navy tactical electronic attack squadrons flying the EA-18G Growler.

How many people work at NAS Whidbey?

NASWI supports approximately 8,400 military personnel with an additional 18,500 family members, over 10,000 retirees, 500+ reservists, and 2,100 civilian employees.

When was NAS Whidbey Island established?

By Lara Dunning. Oak Harbor is home to the largest naval installation in the Pacific Northwest – Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NAS Whidbey Island). The station, established in 1942, played a significant role during WWII and transformed the rural farming community of Oak Harbor into a town with deep military roots.

Where is Whidbey Island?

Whidbey Island, Whidbey also spelled Whidby, island, part of Island county, northwestern Washington, U.S., in Puget Sound. Approximately 40 miles (65 km) long, it is one of the largest offshore islands in the continental United States.

Where are naval air stations?

Naval Air Stations

  • NAS Cecil Field, FL. NAS Corpus Christi, TX.
  • NAS Dallas, TX. NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX.
  • NAS Glenview, IL. NAS Guantanamo Bay, CUB. NAS Jacksonville, FL. NAF Key West, FL.
  • NAS Memphis, TN. NAS Meridian, MS. NAS JRB New Orleans, LA.
  • NAS South Weymouth, MA. NAS Whiting Field, FL. NAS JRB Willow Grove, PA.

Where should I live when stationed at Whidbey Island?

Maylor Point and Forbes Point Housing are the only housing areas located onboard the installation on the Seaplane Base. All other housing areas are located on government property with the majority located just outside the Seaplane Base. Whidbey Apartments are located just outside the main base.

Are there bears on Whidbey Island?

“The Whidbey bear is a little chunkier,” Downes said. Over the past 50 years, Downes hasn’t been aware of any other bears on South Whidbey. Two years ago, a bear came to Whidbey Island on a similar quest for a mate but did not travel farther south than the Coupeville area.

Is Whidbey Island pretty?

It’s home to some of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful scenery, which is complemented by beautiful wooden buildings in pastel and earth tones. Though it sometimes gets called the West Coast equivalent of Martha’s Vineyard, this low-key island is worthy in its own right.