NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND
Everett, WA 98207, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

  NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND Location Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is in Oak Harbor, Washington, on Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island is part of Island County, which is in the northwest corner of Washington state, about 90 miles north of Seattle. The air station is within close proximity to

Welcome

  Welcome to Whidbey Island, the largest island in Washington state and one of the nine Puget Sound islands that make up the county. Camano Island is the second-largest island inside the county line, followed by the smaller Baby, Ben Ure, Deception, Kalamut, Minor, Smith and Strawberry islands. The county

Getting To & Around

  It’s easy enough to reach Whidbey Island by vehicle through Anacortes across the Deception Pass Bridge on State Route 20, though many people prefer the romance of a ferry ride and the mountain and saltwater vistas as the boat threads its way among the islands. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 12

Housing & Real Estate

  The charm of island living, a mild climate, natural beauties and a small-town lifestyle coupled with easy ferry access to the vital city of Seattle contribute to a high quality of life not often found elsewhere. In 2015, an estimated 80,593 people called Island County home, the Census said,

Employment & Economy

  Island County is situated in the Salish Sea in Northwest Washington. As its name suggests, it is made up of several islands. The two largest are Whidbey and Camano. Island County is the second-smallest county in Washington by landmass, just larger than neighboring San Juan County. Island County is

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Island County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. The Washington Healthplanfinder is powered by

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Island County because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Island County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the

Living

  The Pacific Northwest boasts plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Try your hand at clamming and crabbing, for instance, or watch a movie at one of the last drive-in theaters in the state. Don’t miss the Penn Cove Mussel Fest or the hundreds

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NAVIFOR Announces 2016's Sea, Shore and Reserve Sailors of the Year

Story by Robert Fluegel on 02/21/2017 Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) announced the Sea, Shore and Reserve Sailors of the Year at an Awards Ceremony, February 9. During the ceremony, Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class (NAC/IW/AW) Courtney Evers, assigned to Navy Information Operations Detachment, Kaneohe Bay, HI was announced as the

Team Fairchild pilots $4.3 billion DOD electronic health record upgrade

Story by 2nd Lt. Katherine Miranda on 02/16/2017 The 92nd Medical Group hosted a "go-live" recognition ceremony Feb. 15, to celebrate the launch of the Defense Department's new integrated electronic health record system, Medical Health System GENESIS. The 92nd Medical Group was selected as the first DOD medical clinic to

NRNW Wraps up Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield

Story by PO2 Vaughan Dill on 02/10/2017 SILVERDALE, Wash. Navy Region Northwest (NRNW) installations conducted Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2017 in coordination with local law enforcement and emergency personnel, Jan. 30 - Feb. 10. SC/CS is a two-part, anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFFC) and
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