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NAS Whidbey Island, WA

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is a naval air station located in two sections around Oak Harbor, Washington, USA. It was commissioned as an active U.S. Navy installation on 21 September 1942. The main portion of the base is called Ault Field in memory of Commander William B. Ault, who was listed 'missing in action' during the Battle of the Coral Sea (1942). Ault Field is located approximately three miles north of Oak Harbor.

Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/whidbey/index.htm
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
Veterans: 29
Latest Activity: Jun 16

Discussion Forum

VAQ 133 Wizards and VAQ 137 Rooks

Started by AL Nord Sep 17, 2014. 0 Replies

I was in both VAQ squadrons while at NAS Whidbey from 1975-1977. I posted on the VAQ 133 BLOG but didn't see a VAQ 137 Rooks BLOG,   While in VAQ 137 our squadron went on a fly the flag cruise down…Continue

Station SAR from 88 - 1991

Started by Mark Anderson Mar 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Beautiful Island and it's where I met my wife Cherry.  Miss crabbing from the beach and actually catching fish, I think Sardines and cod and even some small sharks.Continue

Good Command

Started by Mark Ogden Feb 22, 2012. 0 Replies

Just trying to figure this out myself...Continue

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Comment by Charles W Horton Jr on June 16, 2017 at 1:39pm

I miss NAS Whidbey Island Wa.  It has been since 1983 since I have been there.  It was such a beautiful place, I was just too young and wild to enjoy that place.  I have many good memories of Oak Harbor.  One of my very favorite places to hang out was across the street from the USO, called Smileys Pizza.  What memories.

Comment by Charles W Horton Jr on June 16, 2017 at 11:25am

CHARLES W HORTON JR

VAQ-129 1979  AZ Striker

VAQ-131 12/1979-08/1982

Maintenance Control Administration

Quality Assurance Representative

Comment by Richard C. Cox on November 2, 2015 at 5:54pm

I remember a Franks, but it has been many years ago.  I worked with him once in AIMD.  Had a lot of good times.

Comment by Jon A. Poe on November 1, 2015 at 2:46pm

First (and only) duty station after RTC San Diego (Co. 59-326) and helicopter school at NATTC Memphis, at Whidbey 1960-1962.  SAR hoist operator on HRS-3 helicopter until they found out I was slightly red-green colorblind.

So, I became Logs & Records specialist in the Planning Dept.  Even got my picture in the Prop Wash when they did an article about NAS Maint Dept. Planning.

Good times, roller skating at the Burlington Roller Frolic, then pizza at Shakey's in Bellingham!

Oh, yeah, mustn't forget flying under Deception Pass Bridge in the HRS-3 while searching for a lost boat!

Comment by Gerard (Jerry) Repotski on May 26, 2015 at 4:52pm

My First Command after Boot Camp The XO was CDR. Palm who took me under His wing.  I was there as part of the Administration of NAS. 1968 Made CYN3 the first year in the NAVY.

Comment by Jacqueline L. Franks on March 25, 2014 at 12:46pm
I remember that emergency room at Ault Field, I had quit breathing when my parents rushed me there. That was when I was finally diagnosed with asthma in 1968. I returned on active duty in 1992.
Comment by kenneth mcdowell on March 24, 2014 at 8:20am

WHILE STANDING A WATCH AT STATION HOSPITAL, AULT

FIELD, TWO GUYS CAME IN FROM SEER TR. ONE HAD A GUNSHOT TO THE SHOULDER, IT WAS FROM A BLANK PISTOL, LEFT A HELL  OF A BRUISE.  THEY DID PLAY IT REAL.    HMC MCDOWELL

Comment by Jacqueline L. Franks on March 22, 2014 at 10:53pm
Paul, I was first in VAQ-35 as the first female PO1 also the first PR1 and when the squadron was disestablished Nov 1993 I transferred to the par aloft and eventually was the QAR for the division retiring Aug 1995.
Comment by Jacqueline L. Franks on March 22, 2014 at 10:49pm
You are right Dave, my Dad retired in 1969 and my brothers and I used to swim in that survival pool, freezing.
I retired while at NAS AIMD in 1995.
Comment by Dave Decker on March 22, 2014 at 5:37pm

About Stick's comment Aug. 20, 2013, Survivial Training Area for pilots.  There sure was in 1968 and 69.  Our pilots going through VAH-123 went through SEER training which began with being "shot down", "captured" and taken to a VC compound you would swear was real.   It was staffed by Asian Americans sailors and marines.

 

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