Naval Air Station Whidbey Island open house slated for June 22

OAK HARBOR — Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

The air station also will host a 5K run at 8 a.m. in conjunction with the open house.

The annual event will include static aircraft displays, aerial demonstrations, guided tours, a working dog demonstration, bouncy toys for children, a climbing wall and an explosive ordnance disposal demonstration.

Aircraft on display will include the EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion, MH-60S Knighthawk, C-40 Clipper and a PBY Catalina float plane.

Aircraft performing flight demonstrations will include the EA-18G Growler, P-3C Orion and a search and rescue helicopter.

All visitors 18 years and older, and those younger than 18 who are not accompanied by an adult, must present state or federal government issued identification to access the base.

Naval security measures prohibit the following items from the base: alcohol, bags larger than 12-inch-by-6-inch-by-12-inch, backpacks, weapons to include pocket knives, coolers, pets and drugs or drug paraphernalia to include marijuana products.

Strollers, diaper bags, small women’s purses, wheelchairs, certified service dogs, bottled water, cameras and video recorders are allowed.

For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Navy-Open-House.

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