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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

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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. Adding to the depth and capability of the air station are eight Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance squadrons flying the P-3 Orion, P-8 Poseidon and EP-3E Aries.

If you are planning a visit to NAS Whidbey Island, please go to the Visitor Information page for more information.

Unmanned Arial Systems reporting:
The use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or “Drones” are prohibited on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Property.  NAS Whidbey Island is requesting your assistance in reporting any UAS device seen on any NASWI property. Please immediately call (360) 257-3122/3127 to report any UAS “Drone” activity on our installations. Taking photographs of the UAS can also be helpful if you are safely able to do so. Your assistance in identifying these devices is crucial to the safety and security of NAS Whidbey Island personnel, guests, and property. 

Comments, including noise complaints can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island's comment line at (360) 257-6665, or via e-mail: For a directory of commonly used numbers, click here.

For media inquiries, call (360) 257-2286 or email

Static displays and flyover information can be found here.

All other questions can be directed to the NAS Whidbey Island Quarterdeck at (360) 257-2631.

News from around NAS Whidbey Island


Aviation Boatswain�s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Killian Harriman, assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Operations Air Terminal, guides a Boeing C-40 Clipper aircraft for departure on Ault Field.
A P-8 Poseidon and an EA-18G Growler fly in formation.
A service member, assigned to Detachment Northwest, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, teaches a child how to navigate an unmanned ground vehicle during a National Night Out at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor, Washington Aug. 3, 2021. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign designed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement. National Night Out was introduced in August of 1984 through an already established network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations, and volunteers across the nation.
Lt. Cmdr. Mark Ramirez exits an EA-18G Growler following his first flight assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 144 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington October 4, 2021. Electronic attack squadrons operate from aircraft carriers and fixed land bases to tactically exploit, suppress, degrade and deceive enemy electromagnetic defensive and offensive systems, including communications and pro-forma signals in support of amphibious assaults, air strikes and fleet operations.
An MH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR) unit takes off from a training area near NASWI. The SAR team provides assistance to military and civilians throughout the Pacific Northwest.
EA-18G Growlers based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Paul Seeber/Released)
A sailor assigned to the “Gauntlets” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 greets his family after returning to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Feb 14, following an eight-month deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operations as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.

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