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A father and daughter look at a World War II-era PBY-5A seaplane at Simard Hall at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Seaplane Base.

A father and daughter look at a World War II-era PBY-5A seaplane at Si...

OAK HARBOR, Wash (Jun. 25, 2010) A father and daughter look at a World War II-era PBY-5A seaplane at Simard Hall at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Seaplane Base. The PBY was produced by Consolidated Aircr... more

Refresher aircraft fire fighting

Refresher aircraft fire fighting

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Oct. 22, 2002) Sailors from squadrons based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, conduct refresher aircraft firefighting techniques at the Naval Air Station's Firefighter training facility. ... more

Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Casey Hutchens

Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Casey Hutchens

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jan. 29, 2003) Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Casey Hutchens from San Angelo, Texas, assigned to Fleet Imaging Center Pacific Whidbey Island, cleans and inspects the inside of a camera while p... more

An EA-6B �Prowler� from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (VAQ-128)

An EA-6B �Prowler� from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (V...

Oak Harbor, Wash., (Feb. 04, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (VAQ-128) in flight near Mount Baker, on a routine training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate... more

An EA-6B �Prowler� from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (VAQ-128) in flight near the Northern Cascade Mountains

An EA-6B �Prowler� from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (V...

Oak Harbor, Wash., (Feb. 04, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (VAQ-128) in flight near the Northern Cascade Mountains while the squadron conducts a routine training exerci... more

An EA-6B �Prowler� from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (VAQ-128) flies a routine training exercise

An EA-6B �Prowler� from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (V...

Oak Harbor, Wash., (Feb. 04, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron One Twenty Eight (VAQ-128) flies a routine training exercise over the Puget Sound while the squadron conducts a routine traini... more

Veterans from the city of Oak Harbor, Washington remember their heroes during an Independence Day parade.

Veterans from the city of Oak Harbor, Washington remember their heroes...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jul. 07, 2003) Veterans from the city of Oak Harbor, Washington remember their heroes during an Independence Day parade. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class John D. Hamill. File... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Rupert Cadena and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Nicholas Rohde tightens a scissor shackle on an EA-6B ejection seat

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Rupert Cadena and Aviation Stru...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jul. 23, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Rupert Cadena and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Nicholas Rohde assigned to Central Egress shop at the Aircraft Intermediate Mainten... more

An EA-6B Prowler practices landing approaches to maintain pilot proficiency aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

An EA-6B Prowler practices landing approaches to maintain pilot profic...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Aug. 07, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler practices landing approaches to maintain pilot proficiency aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael W... more

Chief Engineer for Fleet Aviation Specialized Operations Training Group Pacific, Media Services, Dan Germano, documents the final scene in a military training video production

Chief Engineer for Fleet Aviation Specialized Operations Training Grou...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Aug. 27, 2003) Chief Engineer for Fleet Aviation Specialized Operations Training Group Pacific, Media Services, Dan Germano, documents the final scene in a military training video production ... more

 A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to Fleet Logistics Search and Rescue team, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, conducts hovering exercises during a training flight

A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to Fleet Logistics Search and Re...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Aug. 27, 2003) A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to Fleet Logistics Search and Rescue team, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, conducts hovering exercises during a training flight. U.S. Na... more

Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Casey Hutchens documents the filming of the military training video Biological, Chemical, Terrorism Awareness at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island

Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Casey Hutchens documents the filming of ...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Aug. 27, 2003) Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Casey Hutchens documents the filming of the military training video Biological, Chemical, Terrorism Awareness at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey I... more

Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Charles Benjamin prepares an urn for burial at sea

Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Charles Benjamin prepares an urn f...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Aug. 27, 2003) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Charles Benjamin prepares an urn for burial at sea. The burial was conducted from a UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to Fleet Logistics Se... more

Cmdr. Phillip Heinemann, assigned to the naval hospital, plays Taps during the September 11th memorial service at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, in remembrance of all the lives lost that day.

Cmdr. Phillip Heinemann, assigned to the naval hospital, plays Taps du...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Sep. 11, 2003) Cmdr. Phillip Heinemann, assigned to the naval hospital, plays Taps during the September 11th memorial service at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, in remembrance of all the li... more

Photographer's Mate Airman Chris Otsen participates in a group discussion

Photographer's Mate Airman Chris Otsen participates in a group discuss...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Oct. 21, 2003) Photographer's Mate Airman Chris Otsen participates in a group discussion concerning placement of this year's photos for the school yearbook during Yearbook class at Oak Harbor... more

Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Stephen Black will be the last person in Naval Aviation history to ride the famous Dilbert Dunker.

Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Stephen Bl...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Nov. 14, 2003) Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Stephen Black will be the last person in Naval Aviation history to ride the famous Dilbert Dunker. He was marked as ... more

Commander, Naval Region Northwest Rear Adm. Leendert Hering, gets a book on the history of the World War II battleship USS Arizona

Commander, Naval Region Northwest Rear Adm. Leendert Hering, gets a bo...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Dec. 07, 2003) Commander, Naval Region Northwest Rear Adm. Leendert Hering, gets a book on the history of the World War II battleship USS Arizona signed by Pearl Harbor survivor Don Bolton du... more

Builder 3rd Class Jason Johnson from Puyallup, Wash., scrapes up any excess paint from around the windows of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island gym.

Builder 3rd Class Jason Johnson from Puyallup, Wash., scrapes up any e...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jan. 21, 2004) Builder 3rd Class Jason Johnson from Puyallup, Wash., scrapes up any excess paint from around the windows of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island gym. Johnson is assigned to N... more

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Shawn Evertt stands on the wing of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) prior to painting.

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Shawn Evertt stands on the wing of an EA-6...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jan. 27, 2004) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Shawn Evertt stands on the wing of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) prior to pai... more

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kevin Poindexter tightens screws on a transmit antenna of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135).

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kevin Poindexter tightens sc...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jan. 27, 2004) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kevin Poindexter tightens screws on a transmit antenna of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron ... more

Using an Intraoral Radiography machine, Dental Technician Ramona Loporto, X-ray's Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins, teeth and gum lines during a routine dental examination.

Using an Intraoral Radiography machine, Dental Technician Ramona Lopor...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jan. 27, 2004) Using an Intraoral Radiography machine, Dental Technician Ramona Loporto, X-ray's Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Watkins, teeth and gum lines during a routine dental exa... more

Dental Technician Ramon Loporto, reviews the X-ray taken of her patient�s teeth.

Dental Technician Ramon Loporto, reviews the X-ray taken of her patien...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jan. 27, 2004) Dental Technician Ramon Loporto, reviews the X-ray taken of her patients teeth. Loporto is assigned to the Dental unit at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Naval Air Station, Whidbey ... more

Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Earl Myers practices fast-rope repelling from a U.S. Navy UH-3H search and rescue helicopter.

Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Earl Myers practices fast-rope ...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Feb. 09, 2004) Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Earl Myers practices fast-rope repelling from a U.S. Navy UH-3H search and rescue helicopter. Senior Chief Myers is assigned to Naval Ai... more

Avionics Technician 2nd Class Ryder Buttrey assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue, climbs aboard a UH-3H Sea King helicopter.

Avionics Technician 2nd Class Ryder Buttrey assigned to Naval Air Stat...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Feb. 20, 2004) Avionics Technician 2nd Class Ryder Buttrey assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue, climbs aboard a UH-3H Sea King helicopter after pulling the chocks a... more

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., gets ready to attach a rescue harness to a victim during a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., gets r...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Mar. 15, 2004) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., gets ready to attach a rescue harness to a victim during a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise. Petty Off... more

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Eric Lembke, of Virginia Beach, Va., prepares to be lowered out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter during a Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Eric Lembke, of Virginia Beach, Va., prepa...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Mar. 15, 2004) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Eric Lembke, of Virginia Beach, Va., prepares to be lowered out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter during a Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise. Petty Offi... more

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., repels down from a UH-3H Sea King helicopter during a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., repels...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Mar. 15, 2004) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., repels down from a UH-3H Sea King helicopter during a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise. Petty Officer ... more

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., stands by while his crew gets in position to lower a rescue harness in an attempt to attach a victim to a secure rescue vest during a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., stands...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Mar. 15, 2004) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith J. Griffin, of Buffalo, N.Y., stands by while his crew gets in position to lower a rescue harness in an attempt to attach a victim to a secure... more

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members� freefall from an altitude of 13,000 feet after exiting a C-130 Hercules.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members� fre...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Mar. 23, 2004) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members freefall from an altitude of 13,000 feet after exiting a C-130 Hercules. EODMU-11 is flying with the 731st Ai... more

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members, walk on board a C-130 Hercules to conduct parachute training.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members, wal...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Mar. 23, 2004) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members, walk on board a C-130 Hercules to conduct parachute training. EODMU-11 is flying with the 731st Airlift Squad... more

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members perform a static jump from the ramp of a C-130 Hercules, in groups of three.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members perf...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Mar. 23, 2004) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) members perform a static jump from the ramp of a C-130 Hercules, in groups of three. EODMU-11 is flying with the 731st... more

Harry Patz, of Boise Idaho, Operational Leader of the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council, shares training lessons with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue team.

Harry Patz, of Boise Idaho, Operational Leader of the Bellingham Mount...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 02, 2004) Harry Patz, of Boise Idaho, Operational Leader of the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council, shares training lessons with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue te... more

A firefighter assigned to the Puget Sound Federal Fire Department pulls a 60-foot hose back to the fire truck after his hose team extinguished a kitchen fire.

A firefighter assigned to the Puget Sound Federal Fire Department pull...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 06, 2004) A firefighter assigned to the Puget Sound Federal Fire Department pulls a 60-foot hose back to the fire truck after his hose team extinguished a kitchen fire. The fire was loca... more

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Tublin, of Buffalo, N.Y., repels out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter.

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Tublin, of Buffalo, N.Y., repels ...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Tublin, of Buffalo, N.Y., repels out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter. Petty Officer Tublin is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile... more

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class John Mann, of San Diego, Calif., fast ropes out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter.

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class John Mann, of San Diego, Calif...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class John Mann, of San Diego, Calif., fast ropes out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter. Petty Officer Mann is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Dis... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William Adams, of Denver, Colo., fast rope repels out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William Adams, of Denver, Colo., fast rope...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William Adams, of Denver, Colo., fast rope repels out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter. Petty Officer Adams is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposa... more

Chief Sonar Technician Todd Voorhis, of El Paso, Texas, signals to a team member assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) that he is clear of the drop zone after completing his fast rope repel.

Chief Sonar Technician Todd Voorhis, of El Paso, Texas, signals to a t...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Chief Sonar Technician Todd Voorhis, of El Paso, Texas, signals to a team member assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) that he is clear of the d... more

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class John Mann, of San Diego, Calif., fast ropes out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter.

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class John Mann, of San Diego, Calif...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class John Mann, of San Diego, Calif., fast ropes out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter. Petty Officer Mann is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Dis... more

Sonar Technician 3rd Class Justin Mosiman, of Portland, Ore., clears out of the target drop zone while team member's fast rope repel out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter.

Sonar Technician 3rd Class Justin Mosiman, of Portland, Ore., clears o...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Sonar Technician 3rd Class Justin Mosiman, of Portland, Ore., clears out of the target drop zone while team member's fast rope repel out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter. Petty O... more

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) conduct fast rope repel exercises out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter.

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EO...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) conduct fast rope repel exercises out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter. EODMU-11 is conducting fast ... more

 Sonar Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Cummings, of Chicago, Ill., repels out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter during a training exercise.

Sonar Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Cummings, of Chicago, Ill., repels...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 08, 2004) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Cummings, of Chicago, Ill., repels out of a UH-3H Sea King helicopter during a training exercise. Petty Officer Cummings is assigned to Expl... more

Commodore of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (PATWING 10), Capt. Timothy Tibbits, throws away a bag.

Commodore of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (PATWING 10), Capt. Ti...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 16, 2004) Commodore of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (PATWING 10), Capt. Timothy Tibbits, throws away a bag of trash after spending time inside a dumpster separating regular trash f... more

Sailors assigned to Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (PATWING 10) rummage through several trash cans to separate regular trash from recyclable material.

Sailors assigned to Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (PATWING 10) ru...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 16, 2004) Sailors assigned to Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (PATWING 10) rummage through several trash cans to separate regular trash from recyclable material. PATWING 10 is partici... more

Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Philip Meyers, of Dallas, Texas, stands-by to receive radio contact from an UH-3H Sea King.

Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Philip Meyers, of Dallas, Texas...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 19, 2004) Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Philip Meyers, of Dallas, Texas, stands-by to receive radio contact from an UH-3H Sea King Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter. Senior Chi... more

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Timothy Mann, of Sacramento, Calif., exits the back of a C-130 Hercules aircraft backwards at an altitude of 8,000 feet.

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Timothy Mann, of Sacramento, C...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Apr. 21, 2004) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Timothy Mann, of Sacramento, Calif., exits the back of a C-130 Hercules aircraft backwards at an altitude of 8,000 feet. Petty Officer ... more

A U.S. Navy Parachutist, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EODMU-11), lands in the water of Crescent Harbor.

A U.S. Navy Parachutist, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobil...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jun. 17, 2004) A U.S. Navy Parachutist, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EODMU-11), lands in the water of Crescent Harbor near Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Isla... more

Rescue swimmers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EODMU-11) pull Parachutists out of the water near Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island.

Rescue swimmers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit On...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jun. 17, 2004) Rescue swimmers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EODMU-11) pull Parachutists out of the water near Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island. The Parac... more

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EODMU-11), and U.S. Air Force Airman from the 66th Training Squadron, receive last minutes instructions .

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (E...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jun. 17, 2004) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EODMU-11), and U.S. Air Force Airman from the 66th Training Squadron, receive last minutes instru... more

A U.S. Air Force Parachutist, assigned to the 66th Training Squadron, prepares to land in the water of Crescent Harbor.

A U.S. Air Force Parachutist, assigned to the 66th Training Squadron, ...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jun. 17, 2004) A U.S. Air Force Parachutist, assigned to the 66th Training Squadron, prepares to land in the water of Crescent Harbor near Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, after jumpin... more

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Master Technician, Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Kevin Borkowski assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit One One (EOD-11) helps Lt. Evan Colbert with a MK-16 Rebreather .

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Master Technician, Chief Aviation Ordnance...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jul. 12, 2004) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Master Technician, Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Kevin Borkowski assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit One One (EOD-11) helps Lt. Evan Colbe... more

Lt. Evan Colbert assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EOD-11) uses a hand held sonar during a mine countermeasure training exercise.

Lt. Evan Colbert assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Un...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jul. 14, 2004) Lt. Evan Colbert assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EOD-11) uses a hand held sonar during a mine countermeasure training exercise. Colbert and his... more

Master Chief Aviation Electronics Mate Edward Betz departs a voters polling place at Oak Harbor School District Administration Building 201.

Master Chief Aviation Electronics Mate Edward Betz departs a voters po...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Nov. 02, 2004) Master Chief Aviation Electronics Mate Edward Betz departs a voters polling place at Oak Harbor School District Administration Building 201, after placing his ballot in the nat... more

Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island perform the 'Passing of the Flag' ceremony at Oak Harbor Middle School.

Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island perform the 'Pass...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Nov. 09, 2006) Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island perform the 'Passing of the Flag' ceremony at Oak Harbor Middle School. The ceremony was a portion of a Veteran's Day asse... more

Mr. Carl Taylor, Educational Services Officer for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. gives instructions to Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors E-3 through E-6 on how to take their advancement examinations.

Mr. Carl Taylor, Educational Services Officer for Naval Air Station Wh...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Feb. 11, 2007) Mr. Carl Taylor, Educational Services Officer for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. gives instructions to Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors E-3 through E-6 on how to take... more

Tammy Montalvo of the Armed Forces Blood Bank prepares a Sailor�s arm for donating blood.

Tammy Montalvo of the Armed Forces Blood Bank prepares a Sailor�s arm ...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Feb. 13, 2007) Tammy Montalvo of the Armed Forces Blood Bank prepares a Sailors arm for donating blood. After testing to ensure the blood is safe for use, all donations to the Armed Forces Bl... more

Sailors attached to the �Scorpions� of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132) based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island load donated soccer balls into a container for shipment to Iraq.

Sailors attached to the �Scorpions� of Electronic Attack Squadron One ...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Feb. 14, 2007) Sailors attached to the Scorpions of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132) based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island load donated soccer balls into a container for... more

 Aviation Structural Mechanic Equipment Airman Kimberly Leonard, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., looks at military uniforms in the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Store.

Aviation Structural Mechanic Equipment Airman Kimberly Leonard, from ...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Feb. 15, 2007) Aviation Structural Mechanic Equipment Airman Kimberly Leonard, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., looks at military uniforms in the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift St... more

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class James Sloan, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, performs a sobriety test at impaired driving training.

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class James Sloan, assigned to Naval...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 09, 2007) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class James Sloan, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, performs a sobriety test at impaired driving training. The goggles Sloan wore... more

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Phillip Kelman, with military working dog Nero, discusses the capabilities of the Military Police K-9 Program to students of Clover Valley Elementary School.

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Phillip Kelman, with military working dog Ner...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 14, 2007) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Phillip Kelman, with military working dog Nero, discusses the capabilities of the Military Police K-9 Program to students of Clover Valley Elementary S... more

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Linell Tarver, from Montgomery, Ala., and military working dog Nero, demonstrate the capabilities of the Military Police K-9 Program.

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Linell Tarver, from Montgomery, Ala., and mil...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 14, 2007) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Linell Tarver, from Montgomery, Ala., and military working dog Nero, demonstrate the capabilities of the Military Police K-9 Program. The naval station... more

Commander, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Syd Abernethy speaks to Sailors during the grand opening of the Liberty Northwest Center located in the Admiral Nimitz Galley onboard the air station.

Commander, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Syd Abernethy speak...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 19, 2007) Commander, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Syd Abernethy speaks to Sailors during the grand opening of the Liberty Northwest Center located in the Admiral Nimitz Galley... more

Capt. Margaret Peg Klein, the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the U. S. Naval Academy.

Capt. Margaret Peg Klein, the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the U. ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 26, 2007) Capt. Margaret "Peg" Klein, the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the U. S. Naval Academy, speaks to Sailors and Civilians at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Officer's Club... more

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Fleming checks the rain meter during an hourly weather observation, meteorological aviation observation report.

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Fleming checks the rain meter dur...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 27, 2007) Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Fleming checks the rain meter during an hourly weather observation, meteorological aviation observation report. The report is sent to the J... more

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Bryan Murray, and Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Fleming take and record wind readings.

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Bryan Murray, and Aerographer's Mate 3rd ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 27, 2007) Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Bryan Murray, and Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Fleming take and record wind readings. These readings will be added to a meteorological avia... more

Vice Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command, Rear Adm. Robert Passmore speaks to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 during an awards ceremony.

Vice Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command, Rear Adm. Robert Passmor...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 28, 2007) Vice Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command, Rear Adm. Robert Passmore speaks to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 during an awards ceremony. Passm... more

Whidbey Island Sailors and community motorcyclists ride down the street before gathering together for a final police lead escort through downtown Oak Harbor.

Whidbey Island Sailors and community motorcyclists ride down the stree...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Apr. 20, 2007) Whidbey Island Sailors and community motorcyclists ride down the street before gathering together for a final police lead escort through downtown Oak Harbor. The Explosive Ordn... more

Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Captain Syd Abernethy, holds the giant scissors while, to his right, Navy Region Northwest Operations Director, Rick Metzger get ready to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Captain ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (May. 07, 2007) Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Captain Syd Abernethy, holds the giant scissors while, to his right, Navy Region Northwest Operations Director, Ri... more

Hospital Corpsman from Naval Hospital Oak Harbor participate in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) training.

Hospital Corpsman from Naval Hospital Oak Harbor participate in Tactic...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (May. 24, 2007) Hospital Corpsman from Naval Hospital Oak Harbor participate in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) training, a 16-hour program of instruction developed for medical personnel i... more

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Hall, gives safety instructions and procedures to corpsman of Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Hall, gives safety instructions and ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (May. 24, 2007) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Hall, gives safety instructions and procedures to corpsman of Naval Hospital Oak Harbor prior to participating in a drill. The drill was part ... more

Capt. Martin Clark and Dental Technician Shantel Porter walk laps around the track during the Relay for Life.

Capt. Martin Clark and Dental Technician Shantel Porter walk laps arou...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jun. 02, 2007) Capt. Martin Clark and Dental Technician Shantel Porter walk laps around the track during the Relay for Life. Capt. Clark ran, jogged and walked for 22 hours covering 75 miles ... more

An A-6 Intruder is lowered by a crane into place at the gateway display on Highway 20 at the north end of the city.

An A-6 Intruder is lowered by a crane into place at the gateway displa...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jun. 28, 2007) An A-6 Intruder is lowered by a crane into place at the gateway display on Highway 20 at the north end of the city. More than 50 Sailors and civilians from Naval Air Station Wh... more

Commanding Officer Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Capt. R. Sydney Abernethy III salutes the National Ensign during the NASWI change of command.

Commanding Officer Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Capt. R. ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jul. 27, 2007) Commanding Officer Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Capt. R. Sydney Abernethy III salutes the National Ensign during the NASWI change of command. Capt. Gerral K. David... more

Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island use the Internet facilities provided for them by the Liberty Center in the galley complex on base.

Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island use the In...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Aug. 13, 2007) Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island use the Internet facilities provided for them by the Liberty Center in the galley complex on base. NAS Whidbey Islan... more

Lt. Cmdr. Nelson Craig performs pre-flight checks on the tail rotor of a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR).

Lt. Cmdr. Nelson Craig performs pre-flight checks on the tail rotor of...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Aug. 20, 2007) Lt. Cmdr. Nelson Craig performs pre-flight checks on the tail rotor of a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR). The hel... more

Navy Reserve Force Master Chief David R. Pennington speaks at the Sky Warrior Theater to the gathered Navy Reserve Sailors stationed aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy Reserve Force Master Chief David R. Pennington speaks at the Sky ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Sep. 14, 2007) Navy Reserve Force Master Chief David R. Pennington speaks at the Sky Warrior Theater to the gathered Navy Reserve Sailors stationed aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Pe... more

Rear Adm. Robert Passmore and his wife are piped over the side during a retirement ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Rear Adm. Robert Passmore and his wife are piped over the side during ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Sep. 16, 2007) Rear Adm. Robert Passmore and his wife are piped over the side during a retirement ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Passmore was honored to have six rear admir... more

Capt. Thomas Tack, commodore of Electronic Attack Wing Pacific, speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Naval Air Station

Capt. Thomas Tack, commodore of Electronic Attack Wing Pacific, speaks...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Sep. 20, 2007) Capt. Thomas Tack, commodore of Electronic Attack Wing Pacific, speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Gateway under an A-6 Intrud... more

The Washington State University mascot, Butch, visits a maintenance crew working on a MH-60S Seahawk Search and Rescue helicopter.

The Washington State University mascot, Butch, visits a maintenance cr...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Oct. 19, 2007) The Washington State University mascot, Butch, visits a maintenance crew working on a MH-60S Seahawk Search and Rescue helicopter in Hangar 1 during a visit to Naval Air Statio... more

Paul Brewer gives Capt. Gerral David, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island commanding officer, a tour of the Navy Recycle Center at NAS Whidbey Island.

Paul Brewer gives Capt. Gerral David, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Oct. 22, 2007) Paul Brewer gives Capt. Gerral David, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island commanding officer, a tour of the Navy Recycle Center at NAS Whidbey Island during the bases Energy... more

Leaders from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the Oak Harbor community, and the Boeing Company use ceremonial gold shovels to dig the first holes for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Growler Support Center.

Leaders from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the Oak Harbor communit...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Oct. 31, 2007) Leaders from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the Oak Harbor community, and the Boeing Company use ceremonial gold shovels to dig the first holes for a groundbreaking ceremony... more

Vice Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Third Fleet, addresses members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 during a familiarization visit to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Vice Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Third Fleet, addresses me...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Nov. 01, 2007) Vice Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Third Fleet, addresses members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 during a familiarization visit to Naval Air St... more

Dane Ledbetter, U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, holds a juvenile red-tailed hawk that was trapped on boarrd Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island as part of the bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH) program.

Dane Ledbetter, U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, hold...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Nov. 06, 2007) Dane Ledbetter, U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, holds a juvenile red-tailed hawk that was trapped on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island as part of t... more

Chief Builder Marc deLeuze and members of the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge perform a ceremonial flag folding at the Oak Harbor Veterans Day ceremony.

Chief Builder Marc deLeuze and members of the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge pe...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Nov. 10, 2007) Chief Builder Marc deLeuze and members of the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge perform a ceremonial flag folding at the Oak Harbor Veterans Day ceremony. Rear Adm. James Symonds, commande... more

 A memorial for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Kevin Bewley, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, is displayed during a memorial ceremony held in his honor.

A memorial for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Kevin...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Nov. 27, 2007) A memorial for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Kevin Bewley, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, is displayed during a memorial ceremony held i... more

Cmdr. James Baca, left, Capt. Clay Tettelbach and Cmdr. Clark Schroeder salute during the parading of the colors during VAQ-129 SAU change of command.

Cmdr. James Baca, left, Capt. Clay Tettelbach and Cmdr. Clark Schroede...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Dec. 01, 2007) Cmdr. James Baca, left, Capt. Clay Tettelbach and Cmdr. Clark Schroeder salute during the parading of the colors during Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 Squadron Augment Un... more

Navy Band Northwest (NBNW) Big Band, Cascade, plays Holly and the Ivy/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen� at the Holly, Jolly Holiday� concert held in Parker Hall of Oak Harbor High School.

Navy Band Northwest (NBNW) Big Band, Cascade, plays Holly and the Ivy/...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Dec. 10, 2007) Navy Band Northwest (NBNW) Big Band, "Cascade," plays "Holly and the Ivy/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" at the "Holly, Jolly Holiday" concert held in Parker Hall of Oak Harbor Hi... more

Dick Devlin, Oak Harbor Navy League president, Jim Slowik, Mayor of Oak Harbor, and Capt. Gerral David, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island commanding officer, recite the

Dick Devlin, Oak Harbor Navy League president, Jim Slowik, Mayor of Oa...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jan. 17, 2008) Dick Devlin, Oak Harbor Navy League president, Jim Slowik, Mayor of Oak Harbor, and Capt. Gerral David, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island commanding officer, recite the "P... more

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Ross Farrow, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, swims to the pick up boat.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Ross Farrow, assigned...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 07, 2008) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Ross Farrow, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, swims to the pick up boat after the completion of a Floate... more

Lt. Zachary Sheets, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, jumps out of a Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue MH-60S Seahawk into Crescent Harbor during a training exercise.

Lt. Zachary Sheets, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Uni...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 07, 2008) Lt. Zachary Sheets, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, jumps out of a Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue MH-60S Seahawk into Crescent Harbo... more

Blood samples collected by Armed Services Blood Bank Center (ASBBC) Pacific Northwest await shipment from the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Gym and Fitness Center to Fort Hood, Texas for testing.

Blood samples collected by Armed Services Blood Bank Center (ASBBC) Pa...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 12, 2008) Blood samples collected by Armed Services Blood Bank Center (ASBBC) Pacific Northwest await shipment from the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Gym and Fitness Center to F... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman T.J. Manspeaker and Reiko Adsuara laugh at a joke told by Senior Airman Sean Christensen.

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman T.J. Manspeaker and Reiko Adsuara ...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 12, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman T.J. Manspeaker, assigned to the Center for Navy Aviation Technical Training Unit, and Reiko Adsuara, of the Armed Services Blood Bank Cente... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Lucas Trachsel, assigned to the

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Lucas Trachsel, assigned to the...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Mar. 29, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Lucas Trachsel, assigned to the "Gray Wolves" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, greets his daughters during a homecoming for VAQ-1... more

Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeremy Hoke, assigned to Naval Aviation Forecasting Component Whidbey Island, bowls a frame of Tenpin at Whidbey Lanes on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island.

Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeremy Hoke, assigned to Naval Aviation F...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Apr. 03, 2008) Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeremy Hoke, assigned to Naval Aviation Forecasting Component Whidbey Island, bowls a frame of Tenpin at Whidbey Lanes on board Naval Air Station (... more

Rear Adm. Patrick McGrath, commander of Naval Air Forces Reserve, left, congratulates former commanding officer of Navy Operational Support Center Whidbey Island Capt. Clay Tettelbach.

Rear Adm. Patrick McGrath, commander of Naval Air Forces Reserve, left...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Apr. 06, 2008) Rear Adm. Patrick McGrath, commander of Naval Air Forces Reserve, left, congratulates former commanding officer of Navy Operational Support Center Whidbey Island Capt. Clay Tet... more

Cmdr. John Miller, commanding officer of Navy Operational Support Center Whidbey Island (NOSCWI), speaks to Sailors and guests at a change of command ceremony at the NOSCWI.

Cmdr. John Miller, commanding officer of Navy Operational Support Cent...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Apr. 06, 2008) Cmdr. John Miller, commanding officer of Navy Operational Support Center Whidbey Island (NOSCWI), speaks to Sailors and guests at a change of command ceremony at the NOSCWI. Mi... more

Members of the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard march down Bayshore Drive during the Holland Happening parade in Oak Harbor.

Members of the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard m...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Apr. 26, 2008) Members of the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard march down Bayshore Drive during the Holland Happening parade in Oak Harbor. This year marked the 39th Holl... more

Luminaries line the Oak Harbor Middle School track for the Relay For Life of North Whidbey.

Luminaries line the Oak Harbor Middle School track for the Relay For L...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jun. 06, 2008) Luminaries line the Oak Harbor Middle School track for the Relay For Life of North Whidbey. Relay For Life is a fundraiser held by the American Cancer Society to raise money fo... more

Participants in the Relay For Life North Whidbey hold candles in honor and remembrance of cancer survivors and victims at the Oak Harbor Middle School.

Participants in the Relay For Life North Whidbey hold candles in honor...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jun. 06, 2008) Participants in the Relay For Life North Whidbey hold candles in honor and remembrance of cancer survivors and victims at the Oak Harbor Middle School during the Relay Luminary... more

Members assigned to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard parade the colors at Oak Harbor Middle School's track during the opening ceremony of the Relay For Life North Whidbey.

Members assigned to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color gu...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jun. 06, 2008) Members assigned to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard parade the colors at Oak Harbor Middle School's track during the opening ceremony of the Relay For Lif... more

Members of the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard lead the opening lap of cancer societies around the Oak Harbor Middle School track.

Members of the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard l...

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jun. 06, 2008) Members of the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 color guard lead the opening lap of cancer societies around the Oak Harbor Middle School track for the opening ceremony... more