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United States Navy
2853 Langley Boulevard
Oak Harbor, WA 98278-5101
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The mission of NASWI is to provide the highest quality facilities, services and products to the Naval Aviation Community, and all organizations utilizing the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island. Some of the major NASWI commands are: Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing-10, Commander Electronic Attack Wing Pacific, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron-61, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, Naval Operations Support Center, Fleet Readiness Center Northwest, Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Search and Rescue, and the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Whidbey Island. For a complete list of commands supported by NASWI, please refer to the "Major Units" section.
Employment opportunities are very limited on Whidbey Island; however, the Fleet and Family Support Center's Family Employment Readiness Program can assist you in navigating through this tough market. You can call 1-866-854-0638 to schedule an appointment.
NAS Whidbey Island is designated as an Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Category 3, with Categories 4 and 5 on a case-by-case basis. It is important to realize that due to the rural nature of the island, some educational and medical services may require more than a two-hour commute to locations such as Seattle, Bremerton, or Joint Base Lewis/McChord to receive needed care. Check in with the Fleet and Family Support Center EFM Liaison, who can assist in navigating resources with you. 360-257-NAVY (6289), DSN 312-820-6289.
Washington State and local areas may have specific rules governing potentially dangerous animals. Please check the animal control department where you plan to reside for current rules and regulations.
No weapons are allowed on Ault Field or Seaplane Base.
All personnel residing in government quarters are required to register weapons with NAS Whidbey Island. Registration is done 24/7 at the Torpedo gate on Seaplane Base. Unloaded weapons must be brought to the gate with a valid driver's license and military identification card.
All firearms must be registered with the PPV Housing Office within three (3) days of occupancy or procurement of firearms. Firearms and ammunition must be stored separately in safe, locked locations. Loaded guns in the Premises are prohibited. Displaying or discharging a weapon in the Neighborhood is prohibited. Hand grenades, bombs, and blasting explosives are also prohibited.
NASWI is open to Exceptional Family Members as a Category 3 base, with Categories 4 and 5 on a case-by-case basis; however, services may not be available on the island. You may have to travel to Seattle, Bremerton or Joint Base Lewis/McChord to receive needed medical or therapeutic care. Check in with the Fleet and Family Support Center EFM Liaison, who can assist in navigating resources with you. Call 360-257-6289 or DSN 312-820-6289.
No weapons are allowed on Ault Field and the Seaplane Base.
All weapons are prohibited within Unaccompanied Housing in NAS Whidbey Island. Residents of Family Housing must register all firearms with base security and PPV Housing Office prior to move or within three days of procurement of firearms. Firearms and ammunition must be stored separately in safe, locked locations. Loaded guns in the Premises are prohibited. Displaying or discharging a weapon in the Neighborhood is prohibited. Hand grenades, bombs, and blasting explosives are also prohibited. Registration is done 24/7 at the Torpedo gate. Unloaded weapons must be brought to the gate with a valid driver’s license and military identification card.
Defense Service Network Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial 719-567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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