Crosswind

Former Search and Rescue members reunite

On Sunday, Sept. 10, around 90 brothers gathered to tell “sea stories,”…

 

Search and Rescue conducts two missions Monday in Whatcom County

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted two…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

 

Lt. Dan Band rocks NAS Whidbey

Before Capt. Geoffrey Moore welcomed a band playing in his backyard recently,…

 

Going the distance to raise awareness of veteran suicide

Mike McCastle completes another “Herculean” task

VAQ 139 Flyers get surprise search and rescue training

By LTJG Brandon Hill-Rogers, VAQ-139 Public Affairs Officer On Feb. 28, Lt.…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Golden Swordsmen return from successful deployment

The “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 returned to their new…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

COMVAQWINGPAC holds change of command

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’tLeven Navy Public Affairs Support…

  • Mar 13th, 2017

Aussies amongst us

For now, Whidbey is home for members of the Royal Australian Air…

Red Tails, Silver Wings exhibit soars at the Schack

The Tuskegee Airmen were the United States’ first African-American military pilots. Red…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Navy veteran’s family scatter his ashes near base

HAT ISLAND — Alfred “Alfy” Hollenbeck’s family and friends celebrated his life…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

VAQ-130 returns home for the New Year

The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-130 returned to Naval Air Station…

Retiring Northrop Grumman employee named 29th Honorary Naval Aviator

Story by TONY POPP NASWI Public Affairs Joseph Farina received a surprise…

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday…

NAS Whidbey SAR medically evacuates Orcas Island man

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted…

  • Dec 15th, 2016

Santa drops in at NAS Whidbey

U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Haynes

  • Dec 7th, 2016

VAQ-138 Yellow Jackets return to NAS Whidbey

Nearly seven months after leaving the Pacific Northwest on deployment, the final…

First eight months marked by generosity, expressions of good will

The following is a message from Capt. Geoff Moore, commanding officer of…

Info meeting planned for hunting on base

People interested in hunting on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island property during…

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NAS Whidbey Search and Rescue help hiker

A Search and Rescue team of five from Naval Air Station Whidbey…

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New command taking over VAQ-136 Sept. 1

CDR Matthew “Fredo” Bogue relieved CDR Christopher “Smiley” Hunter as VAQ-136 Commanding…

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Blue Angel making museum new home

The National Naval Aviation Museum has granted The Museum of Flight the…

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Wizards return home after seven months

On Aug. 10, the “Wizards” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 returned…

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Base machinists raise $7,500 for food banks

Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station raised…

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Homes for Heroes honors Oak Harbor financial group

Homes for Heroes, Inc., which provides various savings to five groups of…

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Historic peace boat makes way through Penn Cove

By KATE DANIEL Whidbey News Group The golden rule — to treat…

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Portholes to the past: Whidbey maritime history is ingrained in Coupeville veteran

By RON NEWBERRY Whidbey News Group It’s not often one can spin…

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Coupeville soldier embodies spirit of new Iraq War book

By RON NEWBERRY Whidbey News Group When J. Pepper Bryars first began…

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Navy crew lending a regular helping hand

By CASSANDRA CALDERON Whidbey News Group Strolling down Coupeville’s historic waterfront early…

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Cliffside RV Park on NAS Whidbey popular with many

By DEBRA VAUGHN Cliffside RV Park offers stunning views of the Strait…

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VAQ-132 holds change of command

Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-132 “Scorpions” held a change of command on July…

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Army beats Navy in annual golf match

Army earned rare bragging rights — in golf — over its brothers…

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Navy vet helps others heal through stained glass art

DEANNA DUFF, Herald writer Ron Lacount is as colorful as his stained…

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WWII vets ride B-17 bomber at reunion

By Chris Winters Herald Writer SEATTLE — On a hot June day…

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Museums collecting Pearl Harbor stories: They want to hear from ‘other than survivors’

By DEBRA VAUGHN Do you remember where you were on December 7,…

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Program helps finance Homes for Heroes

Craig McKenzie Team gives back 30 percent of profit from sales By…

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SAR rescues elderly woman in Clallam County

A Search and Rescue team from NAS Whidbey Island’s SAR unit medically…

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Retired Naval flight surgeon pens novel

Capt. Edward A. Drum, MD, USNR-ret, has never been one for idle…

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Change of command ceremony held for VP-46

Cmdr. Chad J. Livingston relieved Cmdr. Matthew T. Frauenzimmer as commanding officer…

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Search and Rescue conducts tricky mountain rescue

A Search and Rescue team of five from Naval Air Station Whidbey…

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