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More jet noise next week! Call Senator Patty Murray at 1-202-224-2621and complain!!

Flight Operations Schedule at OLF Coupeville

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. –Field Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., on May 6, 8 and 9, 2014.

On Tuesday, May 6, FCLP training is scheduled at OLF Coupeville in the late afternoon and at night. On Thursday, May 8, FCLP training at OLF Coupeville is scheduled at night and on Friday, May 9 operations are scheduled late morning to early afternoon.image

Notice the war planes against the peaceful backdrop! So out of place!

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  1. AvgeekJoe from Skagit County

    I’m sure Senator Murray, who lives on Whidbey Island, would complain if not for the fact NAS Whidbey Island brings enough economic stimulus to pay for the public services. The national defense asset to be relocated would cost a 3-year second EIS, millions of dollars and possibly NAS Whidbey Island. If you doubt me, just ask a Navy spokesperson and they’ll give you the essay version.

    I’m also sure OLF Coupeville is becoming a tourist attraction. Come to OLF Coupeville, see the Growlers dance, feel the raw po-wer in your ears & bones, share in a sense of patriotism and perhaps buy a discounted home from an exfiltrating COER member.

    So I will call Senator Murray. Don’t expect me to be anything less than happy in calling to support

    1. citizensofthereserve

      Economic stimulus? So that’s why K-Mart closed? The supposed economic stimulus from the base where the retired navy folks shop at the commissary rather than at K-Mart? The economic stimulus? So that’s why all those stores are closing on Pioneer Way? The economic stimulus? Oak Harbor is becoming a ghost town due to this economic stimulus we hear so much about.
      Senator Murray is never here during the week.
      Please, call the Good Senator, 202-224-2621, let her know just how large this problem is! If everyone calls, it just lets her know that this island is in serious trouble. Please, call! The more people call, the better it demonstrates the size of this problem….. Help COER out here, and call.

  2. AvgeekJoe from Skagit County

    COER, you mention ONE store from a brand – namely K-Mart – that is on the decline nationally. Oak Harbor a ghost town? Really?

    Every businessperson in Oak Harbor supports NAS Whidbey Island. There was even a resolution passed by the City Council in support of NAS Whidbey Island and massive support in the Chamber of Commerce.

    BTW, what businesses have had to close in Coupeville due to the noise? List please.

    I should also add it would be best if Whidbey found a collaborative solution here. The OLF is here to stay for some time, the problem is WHIDBEY ISLAND needs to discuss a wide range of mitigation strategies WITHOUT outside (i.e. ME) interfering. One option might be eminent domain for a new tent city jail for multiple counties. Another might be a voucher cashed upon moving and selling to a Navy family. Sadly, this is not SimCity and I realize that.

    Have a great GROWLING evening.

    1. citizensofthereserve

      Dear Mr. Geekjoe,
      Please read the article on the closing of so many businesses in Oak Harbor in the Whidbey News Times of May 3rd. That puts your argument to rest. The businesses of Oak Harbor are going, due to the continued loss of revenue to the commissary where the current base members shop, as well as the retired military. If the military contributed so much to the area, why are all these businesses closing? The economy is better, the recession is over, no more excuses. Rather than just expressing emotion, please, in the future, use facts. The use of words like “every” and “massive”, prove nothing.
      A tent city jail? Sir, THIS IS NOT ARIZONA!!!! This is a state where humans come before money, or used to!

  3. Andrea Groberg

    I live northeast of Oak Harbor and struggle every day as the Growlers fly over my home and that of my children and grandchildren. We are now into our fourth day of flights beginning early in the morning and into the night. I empathize with your plight at OLF and have written letters supporting the end of the Growlers reign of terror and defending members of COER. I just want you to know that their are many of us here by the base that have to tolerate the Growlers for the majority of the week and last summer was horrendous when they stopped flying OLF and all flights took place up here. I still have a grandchild that has not slept in her bed for almost a year now because the Growlers fly maybe two hundred feet above their home. I really believe you are lucky that the flights are now limited at OLF and hope that people living there realize you are making a difference where you live. I only wish there was momentum on the north end and attention given to the issue here. I am sorry you will be exposed to the Growlers for the dates listed but personally I am relieved that for a few nights we will have peace.

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