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Coupeville woman writes book about local WWI soldier who gained Col. George S. Patton’s admiration.
A WWI memorial in front of the Island County courthouse honors eight men who died in service.
The “Gauntlets” of VAQ-136 hung a large sign to mark the Growler squadron’s 50th anniversary.
A World War II from Freeland reflects on memories from his time in service.
The Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron Four Seven, based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, have reached the halfway point of their deployment. The Golden… Continue reading
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One from San Diego and Unit Five from Guam arrived in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to conduct… Continue reading
Roy Derrick was not alone when he was laid to rest on Tuesday, July 21. The retired U.S. Navy senior chief ocean systems maintenance technician… Continue reading
The Navy stood up its newest tenant command, Tactical Operations Control Squadron, or TOCRON 10 for short, at Naval Air Station Whidbey. Dubbed Kraken, the… Continue reading
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that VA hospitals outperform or match neighboring non-VA hospitals in surgical quality and overall patient safety satisfaction. The… Continue reading
The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 held a change of command ceremony July 3 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Cmdr. Jack “Farva” Curtis… Continue reading
Civil Air Patrol members from around Washington state and beyond arrived at Camp Casey for the Cascade Falcon XXIV summer encampment. It’s the fourth year… Continue reading
‘The guy we can count on’
‘A Soldier’s Journal, Last Supper to No Goodbye’ chronicles combat’s invisible wounds
By Petty Officer Marc Cuenca Navy Public Affairs Capt. Matt Arny and other officials from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island officially opened a remodeled playground… Continue reading
By Mass Communication Specialist Robert Zahn, Navy Office of Community Outreach Petty Officer 3rd Class Erica Bechard, a native of Coupeville, wanted to join the… Continue reading
Veterans and current service members make some of the best volunteers, according to Roy Zipp, superintendent for National Park Service Operations for Ebey’s Landing National… Continue reading
A heroic moment in World War II left a lasting legacy but also marked a family tragedy. In 1942, Cmdr. William Bowen Ault led the… Continue reading
“Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron Four returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on Oct. 11 , following a seven-month deployment to the 7th Fleet… Continue reading
The Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade is returning to Pioneer Way. “We’re going to take it downtown, because that’s where we’re at,” said Matthew Williams,… Continue reading