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Oct. 25, 2018

Navy Publishes Record of Decision for Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Final Environmental Impact Statement

The Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational and environmental consequences of the Proposed Action, announces its decision to conduct training and testing (also referred to as military readiness activities) as identified in Alternative 1 in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS).

Oct. 22, 2018

Navy’s Draft National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement for EA-18G Growler Operations Increase at NAS Whidbey Island Open for Public Comment

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island is inviting the public to review and comment on the current draft National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to resolve adverse effects to historic properties resulting from increased Growler operations at NAS Whidbey Island and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville.

Oct. 19, 2018

U.S. Navy Stewards of the Sea visits Baltimore

The U.S. Navy’s "Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment" exhibit was showcased during Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore.

Sept. 28, 2018

Navy Releases Final EIS for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island

The Navy has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing EA-18G Growler operations at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Complex. It contains updated information since the release of the Draft EIS in November 2016 and identifies Alternative 2A as the preferred alternative.

Sept. 17, 2018

Navy Publishes Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Final Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) has been released to the public.

Sept. 12, 2018

Sowerby's beaked whale tagged offshore of Virginia

Scientists from HDR and NAVFAC Atlantic had a rare and exciting encounter during a recent survey conducted for the Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf Break Cetacean Study - a group of three Sowerby’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon bidens). The group was sighted approximately 85 miles offshore of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, about halfway between the Norfolk and Washington Canyons, and represents one of the southern-most records of this species.

June 25, 2018

Navy Announces EIS Preferred Alternative for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island and Releases NHPA Section 106 Consultation

The Navy has identified a preferred alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing EA-18G Growler operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville because it provides the best training for our pilots and impacts the fewest number of residents living in the community.

Feb. 22, 2018

Navy Public Meeting Regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment for Home Basing of V-22 Osprey Aircraft at NAS North Island Has Been Postponed

Due to the federal government shutdown, the Navy has postponed the public meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA, regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment for home basing of the V-22 Osprey aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island.

Feb. 2, 2018

Navy to Host Public Meeting Regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment for Home Basing of V-22 Osprey Aircraft at NAS North Island; Media Availability Scheduled for February 6

The Navy has prepared and released to the public a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) proposing to provide facilities and functions to support the replacement of the aging C-2A Greyhound aircraft with the new CMV-22B Osprey (Navy V-22) aircraft at existing West and East Coast Fleet Logistics Centers, Naval Air Station North Island, California and Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

Dec. 1, 2017

Environmental Science Students Conduct Stream Study at NSGB Beaches

Students from W.T. Sampson School's Environmental Science class, in partnership with Public Works Department's (PWD) Environmental division, conducted a stream study at Cuzco Beach, Nov. 30.