FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE 23-060
August 10, 2023
NAS Whidbey Island will host Open House, 5K Run on Sept. 9
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – NAS Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For those who wish to participate in the 5K run the gates will open at 7 a.m. for the 8 a.m. start. If not participating in the 5K run, the flight line for all other visitors will open 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, EP-3 Aries, and MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter. Aerial demonstrations planned at this time include the EA-18G, P-8 and Search and Rescue helicopter.
There will also be other visual displays, K-9 Working Dog demonstrations, Explosive Ordnance Detachment displays, and activities for children. 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 12"x6"x12", backpacks, weapons (to include pocket knives), coolers, professional cameras (to include telescopic lenses and tripods), 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, and small cameras.
For more information, go to: http://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrnw/installations/nas_whidbey_island.html