Welcome to NAS Whidbey Island

The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is a naval air station located in Oak Harbor, Washington. It was established as an active Navy base in 1942 and the main part of the base is known as Ault Field which is named after Commander William B. Ault who was listed as “missing in action” during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Ault Field is located just north of Oak Harbor. The Seaplane Base is the other section of air station at Whidbey Island and includes the air station’s main Navy Exchange and DeCa Commissary along with the majority of the Navy housing. The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island supports aircraft such as the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, the EA-18G Growler, the EA-6B Prowler, and the C-9 Skytrain as well as others. Over 50 tenant commands occupy the NAS Whidbey Island including the VAQ-129 Vikings, the VAQ-130 Zappers, the VAQ-131 Lancers, and the VAQ-132 Scorpions. Support services such as the Marine Aviation Support Group and many medical, dental, and other support services reside at the base. The base also maintains a Search and Rescue Unit that flies two Sikorsky MH-60S Nighthawks. The Search and Rescue team provides 24 day and night rescue support for Department of Defense personnel.

Weather in the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station area tends to be cool in the summer with temperatures in the 50s and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 40s. Annual rainfall in the area is 20 inches with the wettest month being November. August is the warmest month, and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Oak Harbor, Port Townsend, and Mt. Vernon. The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island has 19 active duty squadrons and 2 Ready Reserve squadrons that are currently stationed at the base. The facility continues to be a center of activity for Naval Air Reserve operations and training in the region.
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  About DoD Housing Network

Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to NAS Whidbey Island. Whether you decide to stay on base in NAS Whidbey Island housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding NAS Whidbey Island, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with NAS Whidbey Island inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand NAS Whidbey Island and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to NAS Whidbey Island please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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