Crosswind back for NAS Whidbey

Kathy Reed

Welcome to the first edition of Whidbey Crosswind and a new window of opportunity for all of us.

We have been presented with a chance to produce a paper dedicated to our local military, and we have jumped in with both feet. We are excited to bring back a familiar name and infuse it with a new voice – your voice.

You want to read about people you know, events happening here, at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, in the Oak Harbor community and the surrounding area, and we want to write about them.

We live here. We work here. We play here. That’s why we can best tell your stories and publish news of your events. We understand the vital role the military plays here. We respect that presence and are proud to have a role in serving our military community.
Issues that are important to you and have an impact on your life are important to all of us. The military community is part of our greater community, and in many instances, what affects the military affects us all.

This community is a wonderful blend of active duty personnel and their families, retirees and their spouses and civilian employees. We invite you to share your voice in this new endeavor by sending us news of your events, meetings, homecomings, partings, activities, squadron reports, community service projects – you name it, we’re interested in it. Comedian Milton Berle once said, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Well, we’ve built the door and want you to feel free to knock.

As with any new venture, there will be growing pains. I’m sure we’ll make changes along the way as we discover what works best in our coverage and determine which features you like the best. Give us your feedback! Be a part of this new opportunity. You can reach me by email at I look forward to hearing from you.
– Kathy Reed, editor