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Naval Air Technical Data & Engineering Services Center Detachment Northwest Representatives

Naval Air Technical Data & Engineering Services Center Detachment Northwest Representatives

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At the start of World War II, the Navy realized that the shortage of skilled technicians needed to operate and maintain complicated electronic equipment was crippling the country’s fighting capabilities.

The Bureau of Aeronautics established a pool of highly trained specialists whose services would be available on request wherever and whenever needed. The Airborne Coordinating Group, operating out of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., eventually evolved into the organization known as the Naval Aeronautical Engineering Service Unit (NAESU). NAESU Detachment Whidbey Island was established in 1967 to provide technical support for all aircraft and equipment aboard the air station. For decades they played a major role in support of the A-6, EA-6B and P-3 aircraft, operating locally or deployed aboard carriers and shore facilities throughout the world.

On Oct. 1, 1998, NAESU combined with Naval Air Technical Services Facility to form the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command. On Sept. 30, 2011, Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command transitioned to form the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Center.

Today, Naval Air Technical Data & Engineering Services Center Detachment Northwest has a significant presence supporting EA-6B, EA-18G, P-3 and EP-3 aircraft. More than 40 civilian technical specialists provide training and technical assistance to 17 squadrons and Fleet Readiness Center Northwest in airframes, power plants, electrical, avionics, corrosion control and ground support equipment. These technical professionals are working to train the maintenance leaders of tomorrow and expand their knowledge to meet the demands of the future.

 

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