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  • 24 Mar 2023 13:55 | Anonymous

    The aircraft carrier left Bremerton March 17 for San Diego after 18 months of MAINTENANCE.

  • 17 Mar 2023 21:10 | Anonymous

    The destroyer arrived at its new homeport of Everett Mar. 17 after forward deployment in JAPAN

  • 17 Mar 2023 21:05 | Anonymous

    The ship is back in its homeport after a 69-day counter-narcotics PATROL.

  • 15 Mar 2023 18:41 | Anonymous

    Here's a YouTube look at the Seattle-based Arctic icebreaker, a Council-sponsored unit.

    Correction:  The video states Healy can break ice 4.5 feet thick at a speed of 20 knots.  The ship can actually break 4.5 feet of ice at 3 knots (maximum speed in open water is 17 knots).

    Watch the VIDEO.

  • 15 Mar 2023 17:51 | Anonymous

    The Seattle-based USCGC Polar Star is on its way HOME.

  • 01 Mar 2023 17:47 | Anonymous


     March 1, 2023 


    Whidbey SAR Rescues Snowmobiler Near Mount Baker

    NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued a 57-year-old man who had a snowmobile accident in the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area the afternoon of Feb. 24, 2023.

    The SAR crew received the call for assistance shortly after 4 p.m. that day and were airborne by 4:50 p.m.  The snowmobiler reportedly drove his snowmobile off a steep incline and dropped approximately 15 ft., resulting in several injuries.

    After assessing the situation, the rescue team used a dual-man hoist to lift the injured man into the helicopter which transported him to St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash.

    Naval Air Station Whidbey Island SAR has conducted two missions this calendar year, one MEDEVAC, and one rescue.

    The Navy SAR unit operates three MH-60S helicopters from NAS Whidbey Island as search and rescue/medical evacuation (SAR/MEDEVAC) platforms for the EA-18G aircraft as well as other squadrons and personnel assigned to the installation.  Pursuant to the National SAR Plan of the United States, the unit may also be used for civil SAR/MEDEVAC needs to the fullest extent practicable on a non-interference basis with primary military duties according to applicable national directives, plans, guidelines and agreements; specifically, the unit may launch in response to tasking by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (based on a Washington State Memorandum of Understanding) for inland missions, and/or tasking by the United States Coast Guard for all other aeronautical and maritime regions, when other assets are unavailable.


  • 01 Mar 2023 17:34 | Anonymous


    March 1, 2023

    Naval Station Everett Events:

    U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters coming to Everett March 10

    EVERETT, Wash.  – The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters are coming to Everett, Washington as part of their national tour. The musical chorus will give a free performance on March 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Everett Civic Auditorium on 2415 Colby Ave.

    All their performances are free and open to the public. Free ticket reservations are not necessary, but encouraged and can be reserved at

    U.S. Navy Band is the flagship musical organization of the Navy and one of 11 Navy bands located around the world. The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters is their official chorus. They perform a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway and contemporary music. At home in Washington D.C., the group performs for the president, vice president, numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries.

    For information about the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters national tour visit

    For media and imagery requests, email usnavyband@us.navymil.


  • 09 Feb 2023 17:28 | Anonymous

    The security boat sank after hitting a security barrier, INJURING 3 SAILORS.

  • 31 Jan 2023 19:20 | Anonymous

    The cutter returned Jan. 24 after a patrol off CENTRAL AMERICA.

  • 27 Jan 2023 19:17 | Anonymous

    An EA/18 Growler from Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 will be among Navy aircraft overflying the game at Glendale, Arizona on Feb 12.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   JAN 27, 2023

    Navy Aircraft to Fly Over Super Bowl LVII

    By Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

    SAN DIEGO – Three U.S. Navy tactical aircraft squadrons will conduct an integrated flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem during Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 12.

    The flyover formation will include two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, an F-35C Lightning II from the "Argonauts" of VFA-147, and an EA-18G Growler from the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129. These aircraft represent the strike and electronic attack capability of the “Carrier Air Wing of the Future,” providing advanced technology and enhanced flexibility to our military combatant commanders. VFA-122 and VFA-147 are based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif.; VAQ-129 is based at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash. The squadrons will stage and depart from nearby Luke Air Force Base.

    The flyover also commemorates 50 years of women flying in the U.S. Navy. In 1973 the first eight women began flight school in Pensacola, Fla., and one year later six of those eight women, titled "The First Six,” earned their Wings of Gold. Since then, women have served, operated and led at every level of Naval Aviation.

    Lt. Katie Martinez, a Naval Flight Officer assigned to VFA-122, looks forward to representing Naval Aviation at one of the world’s most-watched events.

    “It’s not a feeling I can even put into words,” said Martinez. “It doesn’t get bigger than the Super Bowl, and I am humbled and honored to be able to participate with my friends and fellow Naval Aviators as part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

    The fifth-generation strike fighter F-35C Lightning II integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly agile, supersonic aircraft that provides unprecedented battlespace awareness, versatility and survivability. The F-35C, which is the Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, sets new standards in weapon system integration, maintainability, combat radius and payload that bring formidable multimission power projection capability from the sea.

    Entering fleet service in 1999, The F/A-18 Super Hornet, has earned a reputation as the backbone of the Navy’s carrier air wing and a workhorse within the fleet, continuing its key strike fighter role against the advanced threats of the 21st century. Designed to meet current Navy fighter escort and interdiction mission requirements, the Super Hornet maintains fleet air defense and close air support roles, as well as an increasing range of missions, including in-air refueling.

    The EA-18G Growler is a variant in the F/A-18 family of aircraft that combines the proven Super Hornet platform with a sophisticated electronic warfare suite that performs a variety of functions including communications jamming and countermeasures.

    Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) is the type commander for Naval Aviation that oversees the Navy’s aircraft wings, squadrons, aircraft carriers, support facilities and training commands. Based at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., CNAF is responsible for manning, training and equipping deployable, combat-ready Naval Aviation forces to compete and win in any environment.

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