NAS Whidbey will host annual Open House, 5K Run on June 22

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 3:31pm
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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Ault Field.

The 5K run will start at 8 a.m. with visual displays on the flight line available for viewing at 9 a.m.

The public open house is an opportunity for the public to learn about past, current and future operations at the Navy’s only air station in the Pacific Northwest and see last year’s Navy Installation of the Year.

Aircraft static displays will include the EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion, MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, a C-40 Clipper and a PBY Catalina float plane. Aerial demonstrations planned at this time include the EA-18G, P-3C and Search and Rescue helicopter.

There will also be other visual displays, guided bus tours, a K-9 working dog demonstrations, Explosive Ordnance Detachment displays, bouncy toys for children and a climbing wall for those wishing to test their climbing acumen. Aviation memorabilia will also be available for purchase as well as a variety of food and beverages.

All visitors over the age of 18 will be required to have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Visitors under the age of 18 who are not accompanied by an adult must have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Residents from foreign countries should email the public affairs office at WHDB_NASWI_PAO@navy.mil at least three weeks prior to the event to obtain the proper access.

Due to security measures, the following items are not allowed on the base: alcohol, bags larger than 12x6x12 inches, backpacks, weapons to include pocket knives, coolers and pets. Additionally, drugs or drug paraphernalia to include marijuana products are prohibited from the base. Items permitted will be strollers, diaper bags, small women’s purses, wheelchairs, certified service dogs, bottled water, cameras and video recorders.

For more information, go to http://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrnw/installations/nas_whidbey_island.html

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