First the navy wants our airspace, now, they want our beautiful island! NO!!

Naval Air Station Whidbey Islandimage


Mike Welding
Public Affairs Officer
(360) 257-2286 FAX (360) 257-3972

​Jan. 22, 2015


NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash.- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, along with Commander Naval Region Northwest and other Navy bases in the Puget Sound and Seattle area will participate in an annual security readiness exercise, Solid Curtain – Citadel Shield (SC-CS15), from Feb. 2 – 13, 2015.

During the SC-CS15 exercise, installation personnel and the surrounding local area community may see increased travel times traveling to and from installations. Installation personnel, contractors, visitors and retirees should be flexible with their scheduling of meetings and appointments during the exercise. Local area residents may also see increased military activity and possible traffic and pedestrian congestion, associated with the exercise, near military facilities.

The Navy routinely conducts this type of security exercise to ensure readiness and verfy response procedures.

Exercise SC-CS15 is a Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism exercise being conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental United States. The annual exercise uses realistic scenarios to ensure U.S. Navy Security Forces maintain a high level of readiness to respond to changing and dynamic threats.

For more information, please contact the NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at 360-257-2286:


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  1. Mari

    What is the military doing in that photo? Are those weapons? Will they harm marine life, birds and wildlife with toxins? Will the Navy bring in heavy vehicles what is their route? Are permits required from the state for the Navy to bring heavy equipment over Deception Pass Bridge? Do we need citizens to monitor activity on Deception Pass Bridge to provide witnesses to any damage? The U. S. Navy has no boundaries. What right does the Navy have to control the activities of citizens? How can the Navy justify disruption of business for ten days?

    1. citizensofthereserve

      Don’t you know……. NATIONAL SECURITY. Anything can be done in the all powerful phrase NATIONAL SECURITY. If the navy can’t cover themselves any other way, they huff themselves to full height, and cry out ” IT’S FOR NATIONAL SECURITY!” So is my dog…….. B.S. navy hogwash of the first order.

  2. Louise Hart

    We live on Vancouver Island, BC Canada and the noise and rumbling from aircraft on Whidby Island is disturbing and scary. We thought it was earthquakes until Whidby Island was mentioned in media. The pilots should use simulators instead. What is the reason for these flights? I have heard references to electro-magnetic radiation and even the possible involvement of H.A.A.R.P in Alaska which, if true, is hardly reassuring.

    What about the orca whales and other wildlife? 1,300 gallons of fuel per plane is ridiculous and falls on our drinking water, lakes and streams. Between this and sonar games from Navy vessels, our resident orcas hardly stand a chance.

    Please think of our planet for future generations (your children).
    Thank you, Leah and Marty

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