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Jet Training Schedule - FCLP - OLF and Ault Field - June 11-17 2017

No sleep for Monday through Wednesday…

There has been a change to aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island for Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Aircraft carrier-based flight training is now scheduled late morning to early afternoon. Late afternoon operations for Tuesday are cancelled.

Next week’s scheduled for Coupeville follows below. 

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FCLP shedule at the OLF - June 4-10 2017

This is going to be one very rough training schedule for Central Whidbey Island. Sleep will be on hold for almost the entire workweek, and if you thought Friday would get a pass like it often does – you’d be wrong.

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Delaware Riverkeeper Network Petitions To Set PFOA Standards

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is petitioning Pennsylvania regulators to set a safe drinking water limit for the toxic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Currently, it’s unregulated in Pennsylvania beyond a modest EPA advisory limit.

The world is waking up to the dangers of PFOAs. Citizens in America have to demand that their health be protected from these harmful chemicals, as otherwise it appears absolutely nothing will be done.

This is beyond party politics and about the literal health of our nation.

 

The full article can be found here:

http://www.theintell.com/news/horsham-pfos/delaware-riverkeeper-network-petitions-pennsylvania-to-set-pfoa-standard/article_167c8bbe-3596-11e7-8dbb-6b9504cb6ed9.html

 

The full petition by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is here:

http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/sites/default/files/Cover_letter_pet_att_combnd.webpdf.pdf

 

 

 

Here is an article by Crosscut about how the Navy contaminated Whidbey Island’s water sources and what is happening (or not happening) as more information about the scope of the damage is revealed. (continue reading…)

No war games in washington state parks

We are passing along this important notice from WEAN (Whidbey Environmental Action Network).

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Erin Brockovich - fighting military bases contaminating water with PFOAs

An interview with Erin Brockovich about her new fight: Military Bases are contaminating water with PFOAs from firefighting foam, harming the military families that live there, and the civilians near the bases.

Our problems here with the Navy are not unique. This is system-wide.

Allowing the military to just do whatever it wants for as long as it wants leads to problems like this. They are not looking out for their own service members, much less the civilians near the bases. When is enough, enough?

Interview by MSNBC, Greta Van Susteren.

Militarization of Public Land - Navy SEALS Training in Public Parks

Militarization of Public Lands: Navy SEALs Train in Washington State Parks

What: Navy personnel will be available to listen and respond to concerns about Navy SEALs training in Washington State Parks this coming Thursday, May 4th in Oak Harbor.

Where: Oak Harbor School District
ASC Board Room
350 Oak Harbor Street, Oak Harbor

When: Thursday, May 4, between 5:00 and 8:00 PM

*** Date Correction: The South Whidbey Record gave Tuesday, May 2 as the time to talk to the Navy about SEALs training in State Parks. The correct date is Thursday, May 4.***

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No FCLP at OLF or Ault Field April 23-29 2017

QUICK! Hold your after-work barbecues, get that yard work done, take that long run along the beautiful roads in Central Whidbey – while you can!

No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., nor are carrier-based flight training scheduled at Ault Field for the week of April 23-29 2017.

 

 

We’ve received this press release from Navy Region Northwest, concerning upcoming outreach meetings for proposed Naval Special Operations Training in the area.

If you have questions concerning these proposed activities, be sure to read the following material and contact them either at the meetings or via email or snail mail (they list this at the bottom of the press release.)

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Update - Water Testing Price Reduced

We just got an update on the Whidbey Water Keeper’s program to get discounted water testing for households on Whidbey. Take advantage of this great situation! If you don’t have the money, they are working on financial assistance. Don’t let anything get in the way of your family’s health.


Today is the last day to secure the discounted rate.

Thanks to all of you who have responded, we have over 20 households planning to participate and, as a result, the price has been further reduced to $230!!

Today is the last day to get your name on our list of participants. We will then request the sampling kits, set the date and send you an email with information on logistics and sampling. You can use water from your faucet.

If you want to participate and have not yet responded, please contact Anne today at anharvey13@gmail.com with “Coordinated Water Testing” in the subject line. Anne will respond to your email to you let you know you are on the list of participants. 

If you need financial assistance, please indicate this as we are fundraising for this purpose.