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4. NAV / NAS / Whidbey Island

Last modified: 05 Jun 2022

Country: United States    Region: Washington

Locale: Seattle

Latitude: 48° 21' 0" N     Longitude: -123° 20' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


4820'43"N 12239'51"W Naval Air Stn Whidbey Island (NASWI) is home to all tactical electronic attack squadrons flying EA-18G Growler. Also based P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol squadrons and Fleet Recon squadrons flying EP-3E Aries

Current naval units:
- Fleet Readiness Center Northwest
- Commander Electronic Attack Wing Pacific (COMVAQWINGPAC) operating 14 squadrons
- Electronic Attack Weapons School (EAWS) providing training to EA-18G Growler aircrews and weapons related training EA-18G ordnance and tech personnel. In 2015 the USN replaced its aged EA-6B fleet by EA-18G. The USMC replaced the EA-6B's in 2020.

- Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN (CPRW-10) responsible for training, maintenance and admin support of its assigned VP and VQ squadrons.

- Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF) Whidbey Island at grid 4820'28"N 12241'4"W, The only integrated undersea surveillance system facility in the US Pacific Fleet. Its mission is to conduct continuous antisubmarine warfare (ASW) and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) surveillance in support of Pacific Fleet objectives. It is the dataprocessing site of the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) the successor of the former submarine detection SOund Surveillance System (SOSUS).

- 390th Electronic Combat Sq is the parent command for all USAF personnel stationed at NASWI

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les wagner, | 27. November 2010 23:42

retired Bellevue City worker.

We are planning a corvette gathering in Coupville on the last weekend of February 2011 and plan to have a driving tour of the north end of the Island. We need to know what roads are restricted so that we can avoid including any of them in our road tour.

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