Hazards of living near military jets: some numbers

March 24, 2018 ~ Think it can’t happen here? Let the numbers do the talking. Above is a photo of a Navy F-18, same airframe as the EA-18G “Growler,” that crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach in 2012.The number of … Continue reading

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How to make official comments on Navy combat training in our neighborhoods

UPDATE MARCH 24, 2018 ~ Comment period is closed. Thank you to everyone who made the effort. For what it’s worth, here are the joint comments of the West Coast Action Alliance and the Olympic Forest Coalition. February 15, 2018 … Continue reading

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Navy Combat Training Coming to Our Neighborhoods

UPDATE – February 10: At the open house, Navy representatives said the public will not be shown boundaries or shut out when the Navy is conducting an exercise on public or private lands, “…so you may wander unawares into a secret … Continue reading

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Politicians Call for World War III to Save Economy

January 24, 2018 ~ Now that we have your attention, we wish that heading was pure satire, but unfortunately, it’s not. Hewing to a philosophy that the lack of major wars may be hurting economic growth, and thus civilian control … Continue reading

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Does the Navy use the best available science? An essay.

December 16, 2017 – This essay covers another angle of public concern about the US Navy in the Pacific Northwest. But our region isn’t alone in its frustration with a military hell-bent on expanding into civilian areas without regard for its neighbors. … Continue reading

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Navy to Neighbors: “You’re F**ked.”

A Navy plane drew this picture in the sky over Okanogan County on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. November 17, 2017~Dear Whidbey Island Navy Growler Pilots, Yesterday, one of your aircrews went to a lot of trouble to skywrite a giant … Continue reading

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How to Gaslight the Public

August 13, 2017 ~ What is gaslighting? The word comes from a 1944 movie where a husband who was trying to drive his wife insane would (among other tactics) slowly and steadily dim the flame on gas lamps in the … Continue reading

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The Navy is bringing in another 40 of the loudest jets on the planet

May 16, 2017 – If you think it was loud before, wait until 40 more Growlers arrive, bringing the totals to 157 or 160, not the 118 they’ve been telling us about. This new order is on top of the … Continue reading

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Military contamination of America’s drinking water – How bad is it?

March 3, 2017 – At least 664 sites nationwide to be examined by Department of Defense, including sites at Puget Sound. EPA study finds 6 million Americans in 33 states dealing with contaminated drinking water from perfluorinated chemicals. This is … Continue reading

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Navy’s invisible cost to Whidbey communities: $122 million

February 20, 2017 – Island County residents to Navy: Pay your taxes!  Two Island County Commissioners to Coupeville residents: Go pound sand. Let’s start right off by saying this story is a bit bizarre. Imagine owning a lot of land … Continue reading

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