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Lt. Cmdr. Nate Barton, a product of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station
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Estimating that he’s on the road for approximately 300 days a year, Nate Barton could be excused if he didn’t remember where to call home.


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Oak Harbor registration begins Aug. 5

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New student registration and returning student confirmation starts Aug. 5 in the Oak Harbor School District.

With reserves gone, Island Transit axing staff, routes | Updated

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 2:34PM

A total of 24 employees will be laid off, Saturday bus service is being cancelled and five routes will be eliminated or changed due to financial problems uncovered at Island Transit.

Navy man short of pullup record, but pulls in $9,600

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 10:56AM

At about pullup number 2,100 Saturday, Navy Petty Officer Michael McCastle began to experience muscle tears in his forearms and capillaries were bursting on his skin.

PBY-Naval Air Museum meets wide approval at grand opening

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:45AM

Steve Richards, executive officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, was clearly enjoying himself as he sat in the cockpit of a seaplane simulator.

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