In Other News: Plan to Add Growlers at NAS Whidbey Island Would Cause Jump in Operations at Nearby Airfield

In Other News: Plan to Add Growlers at NAS Whidbey Island Would Cause Jump in Operations at Nearby Airfield

The Navy’s plan to add 36 EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in northwest Washington would trigger a four-field increase in field carrier practice landings at Outlying Landing Field Coupeville under the service’s preferred option for expanding its fleet of electronic warfare aircraft. The move faces strong opposition, however, from some residents on Whidbey Island over noise and the strain on local resources resulting from an influx of personnel, reports the Seattle Times. The Navy is scheduled to publish an environmental impact statement later this year, followed by a final decision on the planned expansion by the Navy secretary.

Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Wood

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