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Let our reps know Navy is welcome on Whidbey | Letter

May 9, 2013 · Updated 12:23 PM


From the recent articles, letters to the editor and highway signs it would appear to me that Michael Monson and his group don’t want to just close or move the Outlying Field, their goal is to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, or to perhaps pressure the Department of Defense to buy out their properties that are in the flight path.

I’m sure the response we get from Mr. Monson will be “no,” but their actions speak louder than words.

It was with great joy I read that — although not official — the Navy has decided to double the P8-A’s stationed here.

This will be a welcome sight for a lot of people as I’m sure infrastructure on the base will be upgraded.

That means jobs.

As for Mr. Monson and his group, I urge all retirees and those concerned with the future of NAS Whidbey to write their representatives and let them know we want Whidbey and its noise to stay right where they are.

Mike Van Voorst

Oak Harbor


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