NAS Whidbey Island Community
The Public Affairs staff supports the air station in the areas of internal, community and media relations. Their goal is to provide maximum disclosure of accurate information with minimum delay.
The heart of the Internal Relations program is the command’s Facebook page. NAS Whidbey Island’s Facebook page is updated continuously and made available to base personnel, their families and the general public. The sites feature stories about Whidbey’s military personnel and their families, recreation events, sports, community news and official information.
The air station’s Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/NASwhidbeyIsland. Other information about NAS Whidbey Island is available on its website at www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrnw/installations/nas_whidbey_island.html.
The command’s active community relations program offers tours of the air station that draw more than 2,000 visitors each year. To see NAS Whidbey Island and its aircraft and hear today’s military men and women talk about what it takes to accomplish their mission, call 360-257-4211.
The Public Affairs staff also provides a speaker’s bureau of military and civilian personnel to address community groups on military-related topics. Call 360-257-2286 for information or volunteering to become a speaker.
Whenever the media calls or NAS Whidbey Island has a story to share with the public, the Public Affairs Office coordinates the contact. News releases, photos, video and on-camera interviews are all used to ensure the real Navy story gets to the public properly.
For information on gate hours and current base conditions, especially during the winter months, call the base information line, 360-257-1080.
Information Resource Management Department
The Information Resource Management (IRM) Department, N6, administers and coordinates IT and communications programs and services at NAS Whidbey Island in an integrated enterprise that includes host systems, local and Puget Sound Information Grid internetworking and Naval Messaging, Enterprise LAN Mobile Radio administration; development and oversight of the Information Assurance, Cyber Security and Operations Security programs; video teleconferencing and bridging; telephone administration for CNIC commands; and NMCI contract liaison and oversight consisting of orders and invoicing, legacy application management, and move, add, change (MAC) process management for Commander Navy Installations Command. IRM employees are professionally certified. Offices are in Building 108.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Branch Post Office, 98278 and Navy Official Mail Office (NOMO) are both in Building 100, ground floor, on Ault Field across from the Navy Exchange mini-mart.
The USPS Branch Post Office, 98278 provides postal finances (stamps, money orders, mailings, etc.) for personal or business use. For personal accountable mail, all customers must pick up at the Navy Official Mail Office, on board the naval air station. Customer service hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Monday through Friday; the branch is closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays.
U.S. Postal Service Office: 360-257-2424
Navy Official Mail Office
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound
NOMO provides postal support services to all naval air station departments and tenant activities on board the naval air station. Mail call hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday (or the first day of the work week) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. NOMO is closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays.
NAS Whidbey Island Administration
The Administrative Department processes incoming and outgoing official correspondence, agent and assist letters, security management (military personnel security clearances, security building access and information security), records management, and military and civilian awards. It also handles publication of command directives and forms, and preparation and publishing of the NAS Whidbey Island Plan of the Week. In addition, it provides personnel accounting support to military personnel, including processing of leave, basic allowances for housing and subsistence (BAH/BAS) requests, PASSsupport functions, sponsor program, and administers the base limited duty program.
Those assigned directly to the air station should make their first stop at the base Quarterdeck in Building 385 when reporting to NAS Whidbey Island. There they will be directed to the Administrative Department on the second floor where they will begin the check-in process. Their sponsors will be contacted to come meet them and help with their check-in.
Emergency Management (EM)
Emergency Management Officer: 360-257-2287
Emergency Operations Center: 360-257-3337
Emergency Management serves as liaison and point of contact between NAS Whidbey Island departments, tenant commands, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, FEMA Region X and other federal, state, county and city agencies during natural, technological and human-caused disasters. The Emergency Operations Center’s Incident Management Team provides the management expertise needed to respond to and recover from disasters and return the installation to fully operational status. The Emergency Operations Center is on the first floor of Building 385, Room 120.
Wolf Creek Federal Services Inc.
Trouble Desk: 360-257-3358
Requirements/Work Control: 360-257-6491/3354
Self-Help Customer Service: 360-257-8962
The Public Works Department (PWD) is responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of all roads, grounds, utilities and facilities on the air station as well as management of environmental programs and recycling. PWD executes its mission through one of its four main divisions: Facilities Management (Requirements, Planning and Self-Help), Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division, Production (Utilities, Energy and Recycling), and Environmental Management.
The PWD team administers construction contracts, as well as the North Sound Base Operating Support Contract (BOSC) and the contract for grounds maintenance and janitorial services, providing a liaison between station customers and the contractors who perform the work.
Public Works Department provides:
- Planning and space management for facilities.
- Transportation services.
- Architectural and engineering services.
- Environmental management.
- Energy conservation programs.
- Weight-handling equipment program.
- Maintenance via the BOSC.
- Grounds maintenance and janitorial services via New Leaf Inc.
- Utilities services.
- Solid waste disposal and recycling services.
- Self-help program.
- Wolf Creek Federal Services Inc., the Base Operating Support Contractor, provides:
- Emergency and service work reception desk.
- Maintenance, repair and alteration of facilities and infrastructure.
- Maintenance structures, paved areas and pest control.
- Utilities systems operations and maintenance.
- Transportation operations and maintenance.
- Storage and warehousing.
- Supply operations.
- Operation and maintenance of Air Start Systems.
- Environmental services.
- Refuse and recycling collection services.
- Weight-handling equipment (cranes) support and services.
This division in Building 103 provides a full range of environmental program management and compliance support services to fleet and tenant activities.
The Environmental Division oversees environmental compliance requirements of the installation by working with regulatory agencies and process owners to develop appropriate implementation strategies. Engineers and scientists plan and coordinate projects to prevent pollution, reduce waste, achieve compliance, clean up contamination and manage natural and cultural resources, as well as the installation hunting program. This division also reviews all station projects to secure permits and approvals and meet regulatory requirements, as well as manages spill response and hazardous waste services. It provides training, guidance and a variety of support services, as well as monitoring regulatory and permit compliance by the BOSC and work centers.
The Self-Help Division in Building 2761 provides lumber, paint and other materials and tools needed to renovate or rehab workspaces or otherwise enhance facilities to make a customer’s job more comfortable and efficient.
If a command has a do-it-yourself project in mind, but lacks the expertise to design it, or qualified personnel to execute it, Self-Help can provide assistance. Personnel can check out hand tools and power tools. Self-Help also provides supervised use of the wood shop in Building 2761.
Navy Whidbey Recycle, in Building 2555, provides recycling and composting services to base commands and departments through routine and call-in collections. In addition, the facility has a comprehensive drop-off program for recyclable materials that is open to military, DOD civilians, retirees and family members five days a week, excluding federal holidays and weather events. If your material is something not accepted at this facility, call to see if Recycling can help find an acceptable way to dispose of the item.
Human Resources Management
Building 1100 Hunley Road, Room 113A
Employee and labor relations services provided by the office include advice to managers and employees; help with staffing and recruitment, awards, leave, union contract administration and negotiations; and support for Human Resources (HR) activities including workforce planning, the Drug-Free Workplace program and Federal Employment Compensation programs.
The HR office’s website on G2 provides comprehensive information on an array of issues, among them benefits, onboarding, furlough and RIF planning, the Civilian Employee Assistance Program and answers to FAQs.
Jobs at NAS Whidbey Island are listed with other federal employment opportunities on www.usajobs.gov. See the Telephone Listings in the back of the guide for HR Offices in Silverdale.
Supply Department Team Whidbey Supply
The Supply Department provides general and aviation material support to fleet and reserve squadrons, tenant activities and other departments; oversees fuel facilities, bulk fuel storage and the Navy Official Mail postal services; operates the “5 Star” accredited Galley and Combined Bachelor Quarters (Unaccompanied Housing); and handles Customer Service and Physical Distribution functions providing services for moving and storing personal property. The department is made up of personnel from Naval Supply (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound, Commander, Electronic Attack Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet, and NAS Whidbey Island.
Supply Officer, NAS Whidbey Island: 360-257-6399
(Site Director, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound/N41, Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet; see COMVAQWINGPAC for Aviation Support Department listings.)
Material Division — NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound
This division is responsible for storage, warehousing and supply operations and ensuring proper management of all items stocked in the Building 369 warehouse. Additionally, it provides the flight line issues of Liquid Oxygen (LOX) and Liquid Nitrogen, DRMO collection and forklift training.
Material Control Officer: 360-257-6487
Deputy Director: 360-257-6488
Warehouse Supervisor: 360-257-6611
Warehouse LCPO: 360-257-6489
Receiving Floor: 360-257-6480
SDR/TDR/Forklift Training: 360-257-6482
LOX Facility: 360-257-2705
Defense Reutilization & Marketing
Customer Service: 360-257-1392
Supply Tech: 360-257-1391
COMVAQWINGPAC Aviation Support Department
This division’s charter is to establish and continually refine the process of inventory accuracy and accountability for all material in stock at NAS Whidbey Island. The Quality Assurance (QA) team can be seen throughout the air station daily, conducting physical inventories of stock; performing location surveys, quality control checks and intensive reconciliation efforts in all Supply functional areas; and obtaining research. Successful management of this program has a direct impact on material availability, accurate and timely procurement and overall Supply readiness. The QA Division is in Building 2547.
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound
A comprehensive training program is the cornerstone of this successful division, from routine fueling operations to oil spill and disaster response. Keeping fuel handlers safe is also paramount. Annual respirator training, monthly zone and fire protection inspections and monthly safety meetings are held. Safety upgrades to the fuel pier and quality surveillance reduce the potential for accidents.
Working with the Environmental Division, the Supply Department’s Fuels Division aids in upgrading Spill Prevention, the Control and Countermeasure Plan, and Oil and Hazardous Substance Contingency Plans. The division’s efforts contributed significantly to the base winning the 1996 DOD Installation Clean-up Award and the Secretary of the Navy’s Pollution Prevention Installation Special Recognition, as well as the American Petroleum Institute Award for excellence in 1993, 1996 and again in 2004.
Approximately 24 million gallons of JP-5, JP-8, diesel and mogas are received and issued at NAS Whidbey Island every year, and about 16,000 aircraft refuelings and defuelings are conducted annually to 13 VAQ squadrons, including Search and Rescue and transient aircraft by Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Fuels Division. Doss Aviation is responsible for operating the bulk fuel system and refueling operations.
Fuels Division Officer: 360-257-1780
Fuels Manager: 360-257-3101
Doss Aviation Manager/Assistant Manager: 360-257-2707
Fuel Deliveries: 360-257-2706
Fuel Sampling and Testing: 360-257-2707
Hot Pit LCPO: 360-257-5223
Hot Pit LPO: 360-257-5223
Personal Property Office
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound
The Personal Property Office (PPO) provides valuable services to members moving their household goods. Information about incoming and outgoing shipments can be obtained by calling 360-257-3104. To set up an outgoing Household Goods or Personally Procured Move shipment, go to www.move.milto register for a user ID and password to complete a Defense Personal Property System application, and bring in your orders to the PPO the next business day after submitting it. The office in Nor’Wester Building 2556 on Ault Field is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Personal Property: 360-257-3104
Admiral Nimitz Hall Dining Facility/Galley — NAS Whidbey Island
Food Service Division Director: 360-257-2714
Food Service LCPO: 360-257-0051
Food Service LPO: 360-257-1786
Chow Line: 360-257-2469
Unaccompanied Housing — NAS Whidbey Island
Unaccompanied Housing: 360-257-3793/4163
Operations Duty Officer 360-257-2681
The department and its divisions support the operations of tenant activities and transient aircraft. These include providing air traffic control, range scheduling, ground electronics and communications maintenance, air cargo and passenger service, arresting gear maintenance and Search and Rescue operations using the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter.
Air Traffic Control Division
Air Traffic Control Division provides all air traffic control services within the NAS Whidbey Approach Control Area. Staffed jointly by military and DOD civilians, the Air Traffic Control Facility (ATCF) is subdivided into Flight Planning, Control Tower and Radar branches, and also incorporates Range Schedules and Air Space Scheduling Divisions.
The ATCF operates the surveillance and precision radar systems and control tower, and controls all phases of military and civilian flight operations at Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville. Routes into and around 52 airports are controlled within the confines of ATCF airspace.
It is among the largest and most complex facilities in the U.S. Navy Air Traffic Control System, challenging controllers with a varied and fast-paced environment that averages more than 165,000 total operations annually.
Ground Electronics Division
The primary function of the Ground Electronics Maintenance Division is to support Air Traffic Control operations by providing air-to-ground communications, various navigational aids including the Air Field Lighting Control System, radar (both precision approach and air surveillance), automatic carrier landing systems, and all associated weather equipment used by Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment. Ground Electronics also provides air-to-ground and trouble calls at up to 35 electronic system locations at OLF Coupeville, Ault Field, Racon Hill, Rocky Point and the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, Oregon.
The Facilities Division is responsible for maintenance on E-28 and E-5 arresting gear at NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville. The Facilities Division also services the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing Systems and the Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing systems at both fields and provides firefighting services at OLF Coupeville.
Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, Oregon
The Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, Oregon, provides maintenance, fire suppression and range support operations for a 47,000-acre bombing range.
Air Passenger Terminal/Transient Line
The Air Passenger Terminal/Transient Line is the central staging area for the forward deployment of squadrons to the fleet and on training detachments. It processes passengers, prepares cargo, supports a variety of transient aircraft and provides support to airfield operations with fleet carrier landing practices and training missions.
An updated Space Available travel listing for personnel authorized to fly on DOD aircraft, with destinations throughout the world, is available at the Air Passenger Terminal. Additional information is available at www.cnic.navy.mil/whidbey. For Space-A (Available) flight information, go to www.facebook.com/naswiairterminal.
Search and Rescue
NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue maintains and operates the most modern and capable helicopter in the inventory. Puget Sound’s topography and weather offer unique challenges to helicopter operations. The MH-60S Knighthawk is capable of operating at high altitude and can transit with a high cruise speed. It is equipped with an all glass cockpit including the latest communications and navigation equipment. It can lift aircrew or injured hikers from a hover using its 200-foot hoist cable. The air station’s Knighthawks also provide support to ships, submarines and other units operating in the Puget Sound Area. The high-altitude mountain SAR environment and Puget Sound shipboard support make Team Whidbey one of a kind.
Safety & Health Office
NAS Whidbey Island is now OSHA-approved as a Voluntary Protection Program STAR level participant. The command strives to provide a safe environment for all active-duty, civil service and contractor personnel and all visitors and patrons.
The site safety manager for both NAS Whidbey Island and Naval Station Everett and safety staff are in Building 243.
The staff is responsible for conducting work-site assessments, mishap investigations, confined space entry issues, respiratory protection certification, safety training and Navy Occupational Safety & Health (NAVOSH) process reviews, and for coordinating the Recreation and Off Duty and Traffic Safety Programs.
NAVOSH reviews and assesses programs including industrial and office ergonomics and safety, indoor air quality, man-made vitreous fibers, weight-handling equipment issues, radiation and lasers, sight and hearing conservation, hazard communication, blood-borne pathogens and traffic, recreational, off-duty and electrical safety.
NAVOSH training includes new-employee orientation and supervisory training. Whidbey Island, as part of Navy Region Northwest, uses a Web-based training source, Enterprise Safety Application Management System, now available through Naval Installation Command at https://esams.cnic.navy.mil/esams_gen_2/loginesams.aspx. This site also provides safety training for supervisors, hazard communication and ergonomics, plus monthly safety meeting topics, mishap reporting, unsafe or unhealthful working conditions reporting and personal protection equipment information, and tracks all deficiencies identified in the region. NAVOSH is responsible for conducting traffic safety courses. Anyone operating a government vehicle must attend the AAA Drivers Improvement Course. Military and DOD civilians will need to take this course if:
- While driving a government motor vehicle they were involved in a crash, whether on or off government property.
- While driving a government or private motor vehicle, they’ve been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation (examples: reckless driving, driving while impaired, speeding, following too closely and failure to yield).
- Offenders, military or civilian, must successfully complete a driver improvement course or lose installation driving privileges per OPNAVINST 5100.12J.
Motorcycle Safety — Training for motorcycle certification, including the Basic Rider Course (BRC), Experienced Rider Course (ERC), Advanced Rider Course (ARC) and Military Sports-bike Course, is conducted on a regular basis. All active-duty motorcycle riders are required to attend the BRC, then theERC or ARC 60 days after completing the BRC before gaining base access. Follow-on training is required every three years after the initial class. To get a quota for motorcycle safety courses, go to www.navymotorcyclerider.com. The Safety Office operates as a member of the NAS Whidbey Island team, customer-focused, to afford military and civilians a safe and healthful place to work and play.
Career Counseling Center
Front Desk: 360-257-3326
NAS Whidbey Career Counseling Center, in Building 385, offers career counseling and preseparation and transition assistance. Newcomers receive information from their respective Command Career Counselors but may contact the quarterdeck for referral information or additional assistance.