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On a recent Wednesday morning when many people in Oak Harbor are still rubbing the sleep out their eyes, Rob Sweeton is wide awake, waiting patiently to make contact with the outside world. Sitting at a station outfit-

ted with radios, amplifiers, antenna tuners and other electronic gadgets, Sweeton is in his comfort zone, occupying what he considers to be a privileged seat. He scoots up in his chair and clicks on the microphone to talk. “NCS-312. This is Alfa

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As licensed amateur radio operators and certified MARS members, they are key players in Department of Defense and emergency communication systems that benefit both the military and civilian world. “From my perspective, it’s a wonderful way to give back to the community,” Sweeton said. “And it’s a little specialized so not everybody can do it, so that’s what I like about it. I consider it a privilege to be able to work here.” The primary role of the civilian-run MARS stations such as the one in Oak

Harbor is to serve as a backup communications system in the event of federal, regional or local emergencies. It employs the use of highfrequency radio, a triedand-true method that’s been around for a century but now takes a back seat to faster, modern technology such as satellite and internet-based communication systems. A handful of volunteers take turns arriving at the MARS station at NAS Whidbey each morning, six days a week, to perform training exercises and check-ins with other stations, agencies and groups on different local, regional and federal networks

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by crude antennas of various heights, ages and functionality.

They send and receive voice and digital transmissions, adhering to specific procedures mandated by the Department of Defense and other agencies and employ the international phonetic alphabet when referring to a station’s call sign.

To get to MARS, you scale a flight of steel-grated steps and enter a doorway. Station headquarters is behind a blue door on the left accessed by a code on a keypad. The door is affixed with a circular “MARS” emblem. “It’s like something interstellar,” Sweeton joked.

It’s practice, practice and more practice. “The time to learn how to speak on radio is clearly not in the middle of an emergency,” said Terry Sparks, a MARS member at NAS Whidbey. Although the top priority for MARS Station AAM-046 is to provide backup communications for NAS Whidbey, the group trains regularly to provide similar support for other city, state and federal groups during emergencies. That includes Homeland Security through Shared Resources High Frequency Radio program, also known as SHARES. Sweeton checks into that network each Wednesday morning, followed by the Alaska Emergency Net. It was the one giving him trouble recently when he tried to reach Net Control Station-312 in Georgia. Another operator received his message and relayed it to Georgia to complete the check-in. “The fact is you just never really know when you’re going to be called upon to assist in a disaster,” Sweeton said. “It can come in the form of a hostile action by a foreign power, or a major regional earthquake that may temporarily knock out communications.” The NAS Whidbey MARS

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Willie Oliver is the chief operator at the MARS Station at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. He is retired from the Navy. Station also is a member of ARES/RACES, an emergency services network that is designed to serve as backup communications in the region, including events that could impact Whidbey Island.

cell phone companies, internet providers and such.”

The group participated in a four-day Cascadia Rising exercise last June, which measured the response to a catastrophic earthquake that some scientists figure is overdue in the region.

The SHARES program officially started in 1963, prompted by the Cuban Missile Crisis and President John F. Kennedy’s concern about the United States’ extended communications capabilities.

The event demonstrated the importance of the a regional backup communication system using high-frequency radio. “For me it’s another tool in the tool box because with cell phone communications you’re dependent on other entities to provide you a service,” Sweeton said. “It’s kind of cool just having your own capability to communicate at will any time regardless of what may be happening externally with

The NAS Whidbey MARS Station also was activated during a 24-hour SHARES exercise during the presidential inauguration in January.

MARS stations function in part to have open channels in the event of communications overloads.

ed,” Sweeton said. “We’ve seen recently where there’s an ability for foreign governments to infiltrate our internet structure, some would say actually even throwing an election. That’s not my opinion. It does demonstrate vulnerabilities. There are active counter measures that may be employed by foreign governments to disrupt our form of communications.” Everything about MARS at NAS Whidbey is a bit mysterious. The station is tucked away in Building 13, surrounded

The Navy accommodates the MARS Station at NAS Whidbey but stopped managing it in 2015, handing those responsibilities over to the Air Force. The Army then took over that role from the Air Force this winter. The station in Oak Harbor had been affiliated with the Navy for more than 50 years before funding stopped. A plaque honoring Ralph “Digger” O’Dell, the station’s chief operator from 19852015, hangs on a wall outside the station. Willie Oliver, who’s retired from the Navy, handles that role now. He’s been involved with the NAS Whidbey station since the 1970s but has only been a MARS member for just over 10 years. He shared stories about the days when the Navy was actively involved with MARS and the group’s orange mobile

communications trailer was taken all over the Pacific Northwest, serving as a temporary incident command center during emergencies. The trailer, nicknamed “the pumpkin,” is still parked next to Building 13 and is getting refurbished. “It hasn’t been used officially in forever,” Oliver said. Funding is scarce and MARS membership is down to just four operators, including one active duty sailor, so Oliver is always on the lookout for donations and new members. One antenna on a nearby hill can’t rotate because of a broken rotar, which costs at least $700 to replace. A steel tower was donated to the group but it needs a base, which costs about $1,200. Much of the time, Sparks and Oliver dig into their own pockets to buy equipment. “I think a lot of people in the community don’t realize that we have their backs,” Sparks said. “If nothing else, we have their backs.” Interested in joining the MARS team at NAS Whidbey? Inquire by calling 360-544-2817 or 360-2578038 or send an email to wimars@galaxynet.com.

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It was 1946. Eldon Piercy, now 90, had been home for almost a year after World War II. He was bringing ships ashore on Okinawa when he heard about the victory.

When Eldon Piercy talks about how they met, he weaves in yarns from his Navy days. He talks crisply about the four battles he fought during World War II. He recalls Gen. Douglas MacArthur speaking in the Philippines before the Battle of Leyte.

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“She was a cute kid, and she still is,” he said. Though he couldn’t dance, he asked her anyway. The Snohomish County couple is celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in March. They have traveled the world and cared for each other after surgeries. Doris Piercy said her husband has always been reliable. It’s his best quality, she said. What has made their marriage lasting, they said, is forgiveness, love and compassion. And perhaps a little bit of

“I’m getting to the beginning of it,” he replied. Doris peered up to the ceiling. “We’ll be here until midnight,” she said. After the dance in 1946, Eldon Piercy took her out for dinner. They ordered chow mein. At the time, Doris worked at a telephone company in Bothell. Eldon would call and ask for Operator No. 5. The couple would chat and make plans for their next date. They would go dancing. Other times, they’d go to the movies. Westerns were Eldon’s

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favorite. He grew up riding an Appaloosa to school in Idaho. Within the year, the couple was engaged. Eldon had pawned his violin to pay for the ring. Not long after their engagement, he was stationed on Terminal Island between Long Beach and San Pedro, California. Doris stayed in Bothell. The best part of the story came next, he said. He called Doris asking if she would come down to California and apply for their marriage license. “Lo and behold, she took me up on it,” he said. They got married on St. Patrick’s Day in a small chapel in Whittier, just outside of Los Angeles. Eldon’s best man was a friend from the Navy and his wife was the maid of honor. The rest of the guests included the minister and the pianist. They started their life together in Long Beach, even-

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Eldon and Doris Piercy, of Edmonds, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in March. tually returning in 1952 to Washington where they had three kids. The family of five would go hiking in the Central Cascades and backpacking on the San Juan islands. Doris is a great pie baker. She worked for Seafirst, which is now

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When their kids grew up and left home, they, too, left the nest. They have traveled to more than 40 countries. Eldon used to keep a map and checked off the places they visited. White pins marked where he traveled in the Navy. Colored pins indicated the places he went with his bride. Portugal, Greece and Norway are their favorites.

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While “The Greatest Generation” continues to fade away with time, a community effort to recognize those still on South Whidbey occurred recently in Freeland. Around two dozen World War II veterans were honored with quilts at Maple Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community. A few others from later wars were also recognized. The quilts were constructed by Quilts for Veterans, a Whidbey Island community group numbering in the dozens and dedicated to honoring veterans in the community. Twelve vets attended the presentation held in the activity room, while eight more quilts were personally delivered to others unable to make it by members of Quilts for Veterans. Coordinator Anita Smith said the quilts were specifically made for individual veterans over the past year and crafted by eight to 14 people. Embroidered on each of them were the date the quilt was made and a message that read, “This quilt was made by many quilters who gave fabric, time and love in gratitude for your service.” Next to each quilt were framed pictures of individual veterans and a short description of their service.

Wadsworth was stationed on Okinawa during his three years of service in the Marines. He was honored to have been recognized. “It means a lot, a great deal,” Wadsworth said after the presentation. “We fought a good battle and we’re enjoying a good life.” Smith said Wadsworth’s youthful spirit showed through during the presentation. “That was really neat,” Smith said. “You get to see the young man kind of coming out of it. Even though they’re in an older body, the young man is standing or sitting there and you touch their memories in the past.” Thursday’s presentation was the continuation of a tradition that first began in the Civil War when women made quilts for soldiers, Smith said. “We’re doing this out of love and appreciation for these people who have served this country,” Smith said. “We don’t want them to be forgotten.” Another veteran honored was Web Halvorsen, a halftrack commander with the 6th Armored Division who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Halvorsen said it was the first time he’d been honored in such a way. “Real, real privileged,” said Halvorsen, 98, when asked

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Former Marine Dan Babbitt, 83, was among those who received quilts from community organization Quilts for Veterans at Maple Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community in Freeland. Inset: Around two dozen World War II veterans and veterans of other wars were honored with quilts. Shown in this picture is Roland “Rollie” Capes’s quilt. what he thought of being recognized. Halvorsen didn’t make it through the war unscathed. He was shot in the chest by a sniper on Jan. 13, 1945 in Bastogne while trying to clear his jammed M1 Garand; his rifle malfunctioned due to below-freezing temperatures after firing a few shots that were intended to hit the sniper. “It felt like being hit with a baseball bat,” said Halvorsen, who spent the next six months recovering in a series of hospitals and eventually lost part of his right lung. Halvorsen left the European

Theater with a Purple Heart, a French Medal of Honor, four Bronze Stars and an Infantry Combat Badge. “I think the greatest day of my life was when I was able to put on an American uniform,” Halvorsen said. “I didn’t want to be left out. I wanted to do what I had to do for this great country.” Former Marine Dan Babbitt, 83, was also honored. Babbit served five years in the Corps in charge of 4.2-inch mortars and maintaining .50 caliber machine guns. After receiving his quilt, Babbitt told the crowd that the Marines

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