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Volume 1, No. 49 | 02 M arch 2012

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Wizards return to Whidbey By. LT. ROY WALKER

VAQ-133 Public Affairs

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An EA-6B Prowler, flown by Lt. Cmdr. “Bozo” Bankart, demonstrates in-flight refueling capability during the Tiger Cruise Air Power Demonstration. U.S. Navy Photo by AD1 (AW) Thomas

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Capt. Dale Horan, left, Commander, Carrier Air Wing 9, presents AFCM (AW) Jeffrey Adams and Lt. Cmdr. Billy “Slow” Lehner with the Golden Wrench award for maintenance excellence. U.S. Navy Photo by AD1 (AW) Thomas Mayhew/Released

fter seven months away, the Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 finally returned to Whidbey Island after completing their first carrier-based deployment in over 19 years. The squadron deployed in late July aboard the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), a part of Carrier Strike Group 3 (CSG-3), and was attached to Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9). The Strike Group was tasked with supporting Operation New Dawn as well as Operation Enduring Freedom. During the course of the deployment, the Wizards exceeded even their own expectations, flying 181 combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, logging a total of 971 combat flight hours and boasting an impressive 99 percent combat sortie completion rate. This continued superior performance led to multiple awards for VAQ-133. The outstanding efforts of their maintenance team earned the squadron the CVW-9 Golden Wrench award. The Wizards were also presented both the 2011 CVWP 1st and 2nd half semi-annual Safety “S” Awards and the Blue “M,” signifying an outstanding level of medical readiness. “It is a testament to the leadership and hard work of the officers, chief petty officers and sailors, many of

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Recollections of the Greatest Generation Author relates experiences of local World War II veterans By KATHY REED

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It’s not something a lot of World War II veterans talk about. Many don’t care to share their war stories. But Sharon

Nicholson not only got many of these local heroes to talk about their experiences, she managed to put them all together in a book. Nicholson is the author of “Their Place in History, An Anthology of WWII Autobiographies.” She, along with two of the veterans featured in the book, will appear Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Wind and Tide Bookshop in Oak Harbor. “Some of them really had amazing experiences, but they came back home, married their high school sweethearts and went on with their lives,” Nicholson

said. “I kind of consider these legacies for the family, especially those who have no idea what their uncle did, what their father did.” Nicholson said many of those featured in the book, which is a collection of 20 autobiographies, are familiar Whidbey Island names, like Zylstra, Carter, Koetje, Ferrier. “All these stories to me are just fascinating,” Nicholson, who is a retired

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NASWI’s VQ-1 commander relieved of duty The commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1, Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel, has been relieved of duty while allegations of personal misconduct are investigated. Wissel was relieved late Monday afternoon by Vice Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel Adm. Allen G. Myers, according to a brief statement released by Commander, Naval Air

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this Edition Will Oak Harbor get Mother Mentors?................pg. 2 What’s playing at the Skywarrior?.............pg. 3 Pets’ Sake: A dog named Stir Fry..........................pg. 4 Navy to hold open house for comment on EIS......pg. 8

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Mother knows best Mother Mentors coming to Oak Harbor? By MELANIE HAMMONS Whidbey Crosswind

Here’s a math problem that’s really a no-brainer: When babies and young children are treated with tender loving care, it adds up to a great start in life for them. That’s a lesson already taken to heart and put into practice by the Mother Mentors program, a project of the Readiness to Learn foundation, said Linda Ade Ridder of Clinton. Ridder has helped coordinate the program on the south end for two years now and said it pays dividends in the lives of grown ups too, namely, new parents or those just in need of a little help during an extra busy time of their lives. “We’ve seen firsthand how providing a volunteer in the home can really make a positive difference,” said Ridder. “When families are supported, everyone does better.” Ridder believes North Whidbey Island, with its large number of Navy

Mentors could help fill the families, could reap great benefits from the gap when extended family Mother Mentors program members cannot. if enough volunteers are Perhaps someone has found. older children and misses Mother Mentors seeks the “baby stage.” Being a to match trained, screened Mother Mentors volunteer volunteers with families. might be an option. Ridder The objective is placement says they are especially in homes with children interested in volunteers under the age of 5. who have such experience “We’re not a baby-sitting — even if it’s been awhile. service, but “All we ask is that rather a nonyou complete our judgmental one-day training advocate,” said session, agree to a Ridder, who background check, described a variand once accepted, ety of tasks the commit to serve for volunteers can three months.” perform in the A social worker home, includmatches Mother ing minding the Mentors volunteers baby while Mom Linda Adewith families, using Ridder catches a quick personal internap, reading to views to assure the a younger sibling while best possible relationship the parent tends the baby, between everyone involved. or doing light household For those interested chores, such as laundry. in helping in some other “Most of our volunteers capacity, Ridder says there are women in their 50’s and is a great need for people 60’s, but younger folks are who can help with the also encouraged to apply,” organizational effort on said Ridder. And the North Whidbey Island. Mother Mentors program Oak Harbor’s one-day welcomes male volunteers training session will be as well. conducted from 9:30 a.m. “Dads in single-parent to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, households might be espeMarch 10. Those interested cially grateful for another should contact Ridder by dad who’s been through March 7 or 8. Call her at it all before,” said Ridder. 360-279-5514 or 360-221She notes Navy families 0484 or email her at wamo often see parents deploythermentors@gmail.com. ing and thinks Mother

Author | from PAGE 1 teacher. “To me, that’s the way to teach history — from the primary sources.” This is the second edition of Nicholson’s book. She said she spent a couple of years writing it, going back to her subjects five or six times, building a relationship with them, making them feel comfortable telling her their stories — essentially writing them together. “If they had something written up, we gleaned from it the best of it and that gave me some clues as to the scenario that I could go back and research,” she said. “And some of them just started talking; it just starts coming up and you have to sometimes rearrange it in some kind of order.” Nicholson, who is currently working on a second book, said it’s appropriate for anyone in high school and older, and

Meet the Author: Sharon Nicholson, along with two of her subjects, Harry Ferrier and Harold Johnson, will speak at the Wind and Tide Bookshop Saturday at 1 p.m. can teach a lot of lessons about character and integrity. “I firmly believe that history repeats itself. We need to learn something from that,” she said. “This book illustrates human character, so readers can come to the conclusion by themselves about how much character and integrity it took to do what they did. “These guys are a blessing to me,” Nicholson continued. “To be able to get these stories out is also a blessing to our country because there aren’t very many of them left.”

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Photo courtesy of George Cagala

Retired Navy Capt. Jim Rich of Coupeville learns how to wield a single-edged rapier at a recent class in stage combat, under the instruction of Aviation Administrationman 3rd Class Stephen James Anderson. Anderson, who spent more than 20 years in the theater as actor, director, teacher and fight choreographer before joining the Navy last year, will choreograph the upcoming production of “The Man of La Mancha,” to be presented by the Whidbey Playhouse June 1 to 24. Auditions for the production will be held March 16 to 18 at the playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. For more information, call 679-2237 or go to whidbeyplayhouse.com.

MOAA seeking members The Military Officers Association of America is looking for new members and has launched a national recruitment campaign. “Our local military community has the opportunity to be part of this formidable force for positive change,” said Whidbey Island Chapter president Rich Collins. “MOAA is offering a great program to recruit new members including incentives for our local chapter.” The campaign and local incentives are part of “Give Me 10!,” a nationwide recruitment program. MOAA’s Whidbey Island chapter has more than 165 members but hopes to add many more. MOAA is the nation’s largest association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically non-partisan organization, boasting more than 370,000 members from every branch of the service. Go to www.moaa.org for information.

Creative writing workshops The first of three half-day creative writing workshops will be presented beginning Friday, March 16 at the Coupeville Library community room. Writer and writing coach Molly Larson Cook will lead the workshops, which are sponsored by the Whidbey Island Arts Council in partnership with Cook’s Skylark Writing Studio. The workshops will benefit WIAC’s literary arts programs and raise scholarship funds for young writers. Cost to attend the first workshop, entitled “What Would Steinbeck Do?” is $48, which includes all handout materials. Students should bring paper and pen or pencil. Upcoming workshops will include “Zen and the Art of Writing” in April and “Everything Else I know about Writing, I Learned in Jazz Clubs” in May. The workshop is limited to 12 students and pre-registration and advance payment are required. Interested writers should contact Cook at 678-3042 or jazzcookie@frontier.com to register.

Blossom with HOPE Spring is a good time of year to consider volunteering with HOPE. The HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting volunteer training for spring quarter, beginning with a webinar at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by hands-on training at 4 p.m. Tuesday at HOPE’s north end location. No experience is necessary, all organizers ask is that volunteers help students discover their abilities. All are welcome to attend training whether a new or returning volunteer. Those unable to help for spring quarter are still welcome to attend the training, in order to help with following quarters. There are many different volunteer opportunities available. Call 360-221-7656 or email Melissa at melissa@hope-whidbey.org to sign up. More information is available at www.hope-whidbey.org.


Marine Corps League scholarship offered Seniors graduating from South Whidbey High School in Langley have about a month to apply for a $500 scholarship from the Maj. Megan McClung Marine Corps League Detachment 1210. To be eligible, students must be graduating seniors; must be a family member of an active duty serviceman or honorably discharged veteran or member of Reserve Officer Training Corps; have a grade point average of 2.0 or better; and be accepted for secondary education in the fall. Applications are available at the school’s counseling center. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 2 and should contain at least one personal recommendation and a personal essay. The “Let Us Never Forget” scholarship is offered in honor of Maj. Megan McClung, who was killed in Iraq in 2006.

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Work your mussels Whidbey Island Bicycle Club is hosting its second annual Mussels in the Kettles event Saturday starting at 9 a.m. in Coupeville., in conjunction with the Penn Cove Mussel Festival. This is a non-competitive mountain bike and poker ride featuring three courses — one for beginner, moderate and expert riders. Mussels in the Kettles, which is WIBC’s main recruitment event for the year, will begin at 6 South Main Street in Coupeville and proceed out to the Kettles and Fort Ebey trail system. Call Matt at 914-0692 for information.

Become a star gazer The Island County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Harbor. Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend. For information about ICAS or club events, contact Dan Pullen at 679-7664 or icaspub@uno.com or go to www.icas-wa.webs.com. The United Methodist Church is located at 1050 SE Ireland St.

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The Binnacle

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Our Views

To scan or not to scan? As I drove through the Torpedo Gate onto the Seaplane Base this week, my military identification card was scanned for the first time. I remarked on this to the police officer who was manning the gate, who congratulated me, waited for my scan to come back positive (for lack of a better description) and then sent me merrily on my way. I think I’ve watched too many science fiction movies with my husband, because as I waited for the results of the scan, I got a little nervous. What if there was something wrong with my perfectly good, legal and valid ID card? What if there was a glitch in the system and they wouldn’t let me on base? What sort of chaos would erupt at home if I Kathy couldn’t do the grocery shopping? I Reed felt like a character in one of those aforementioned sci-fi movies who waits for the results of a scan to tell them whether they are infected with a deadly virus and will be quarantined, or whether they will be pronounced healthy (or human?) and be allowed to continue their journey. My friend Debbie, who recently had to make several passes through the gate in one day, wants to know what they’re doing with the information when they scan our ID cards. Is it being compiled into some super-secret database so they can track who goes on base, how many times they go on base and for what reason? Is there a limit to the number of times you’re allowed to go on base? Are they tracking our movements with some hitherto unknown, secretly imbedded security device? From what I understand, the ID scanning is part of a prototype system that’s being tested at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Okay, that’s fine. But I still have some questions. I’m sure counterfeit ID cards play into the story somehow and there are perfectly legitimate reasons for the whole thing. I’m certainly not going to make a fuss whether my ID card is scanned or not. I figure there are reasons for it. I’m just a curious person — it sort of goes with my job. I first asked to do this story Jan. 13. Then there was the big snow storm, people were busy catching up, there was some miscommunication, yada yada yada. I was getting a little tired of waiting. I’m happy to say I have been granted the opportunity to do the story and to ask all the questions I’ve just posed. Hopefully I won’t discover it’s the first step on a path toward full body scans.

-Kathy Reed, editor

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A dog named Stir Fry

n some countries people eat cows, and while it is completely normal to those people, some other people find the practice culturally offensive. In other countries, people eat dogs and the typical dog-loving American may find that difficult to understand. For the last few weeks I have been working in the Kingdom of Tonga with a New Zealand-based group, South Pacific Animal Welfare (www.spaw.org.nz) to help promote the health and welfare of animals. or ets Bringing even the most basic concepts of animal care to a counake try as poor as Tonga is more than a challenge. iel The unemployment rate is 78 percent. Those dvm people who do work live on an income of $80 a week, which might sound reasonable until you start looking at just the cost of food. There are no commercial agricultural enterprises in Tonga so people survive by subsistence farming of fruits and vegetables augmented with low quality meat products cast off from the more developed countries. An example of that is turkey tail. This is the piece of fat and gristle that is removed during processing and considered waste. These are bundled up and shipped to countries like Tonga. And, yes, dogs are also eaten. Due to this diet and other factors, Tonga has the highest rate of diabetes in the world. Japan and China maintain embassies in Tonga and have extensive aid projects in a number of health and service areas. New Zealand and Australia have consulates and staff in Tonga and also provide significant development aid. Our veterinary team on this trip consisted of two veterinary nurses from New Zealand, a Kiwi veterinarian who is currently working in Australia, and me. We were also assisted by a Japanese veterinarian who is funded by her government as a part of one of their development projects to try and improve farm animal medicine and husbandry. We also had an animal technician from the Tongan Ministry of Agriculture who helped us in our

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efforts. During our stay here, which was shortened by three days due to a Category 2 cyclone, we spayed 21 dogs and 11 cats, neutered 36 dogs and five cats, did 62 small animal exam visits for clinical problems, performed eight additional surgical procedures, made 27 farm call visits, treated 28 pigs, five chickens, one horse, A mother dog and her puppy and facilitated the sit outside a pig pen in one of export of two anithe villages in the Kingdom of mals to Australia. We Tonga. Dogs receive no medihad four after-hours cal care and often die from emergencies, seven parasites and disease. PHOTO small animal home Courtesy of J.M. Kiel, DVM visits, euthanized five animals that were beyond our help, and had two animals die despite our efforts. We had two success stories that really boosted our spirits. The first was a 6-week old puppy that came in on an after-hours emergency with its head almost severed from a severe bite wound. It was severely anemic from parasites and fleas, but the owners wanted to try and save it so my nurse monitored anesthesia and fluids while I operated as quickly as I could. We loaded it up on antibiotics and pain medications and on recheck a few days later he was back to eating. The second success story was a 3-month-old puppy that a Tongan driver intentionally swerved to hit and then stopped to pick up to take home for the supper pot. Unfortunately for him, our onisland coordinator was following behind him and saw the whole thing, so she jumped out of her car with full Tongan invectives flying and took the dog from him and brought it to the clinic. Fortunately, the injuries were fairly minor so after two days we were able to place the puppy with one of the South African engineers who works for the local airline. I did learn something during my stay that I will try and hang on to. In the midst of desperate poverty and an attitude towards animals that is often cruel, you still find people that care deeply and try and do what they can to share this world with the animals we live with. The South Pacific Animal Welfare motto sums it up best: “You cannot change the world by saving one animal, but you can change the world for that one animal.” Oh yeah, and the dog named Stir Fry, he was another puppy saved from the cooking pot several years ago. His name was to remind him of the fate he escaped, but he seems more interested in keeping the cats in line on the coffee plantation where he now lives. Dr. Kiel is the U.S. Army veterinarian currently supporting NAS Whidbey Island and Naval Station Everett.

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3 B E D RO O M , 2 b a t h w i t h 1 c a r g a ra g e i n quiet neighborhood. Woodstove and laminate downstairs, carpet upstairs, fenced backyard. $1250 month, 12 or 18 month lease available. $1250 security deposit and first months rent up front. Pets negotiable. Call Diana for information, 360-929-5495.

Langley

3 B E D RO O M , 2 b a t h home on acreage. Private setting. $900 month includes water. (360)341-1668

Oak Harbor

3 BEDROOM, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage on private cul-de-sac. 10 minutes from NAS. $1150 month plus deposit. Available now! 904-287-3202 before 7pm.

2 BEDROOM WITH washer, dr yer, yard & small fenced garden in C raw fo r d R o a d a r e a . Pe t s n e g o t i a b l e . N o smoking. $800 per month plus first, last & $400 damage deposit. 360-632-0337. 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH home. Remodeled Saratoga rambler in woodsy setting. Near town, on busline. Washer, dryer and attached garage. No smoking/ pets. $950 month plus utilities, first, last, deposit and 1 year lease. 360-321-4042

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HOLMES HARBOR Waterfront! Cozy 1 BR with a boat house! Single car parking at 5349 B Bercot Road. $1,100/ Month. Available 4/1 by appointment only 360-319-3410

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Apartment on 5 acres, 10 minutes from Freeland or Langley. Spacious, sunny, peaceful and secluded. All black appliances, jacuzzi. Small pet OK. $900 month. Call Mon-Thursday, 10am-4pm; JOHN 360-321-2402 k9cartswest@gmail.com

3 BEDROOM unfurnished house. 1.75 bath, 16’x24’ bonus room. Large yard, porch, fireplace and updated interior. Available now! $990 month. (904)553-6309 OAK HARBOR

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1,200 SF, 2 Bedroom townhouse with W/D h o o k - u p. Fo r e s t c i t y view! Excellent condition! Garbage included. $750 a month. 360-6826739. OAK HARBOR

3 BR, SINGLE STORY in 5 unit building. Beautiful San Juan Island view! New interior, yard, parking. No laundry/ hookups $645. 360-679-1103.

MAXWELTON BEACH 15 minutes West of Ferry dock. 2300 SF upper u n i t o f h i s t o r i c fa r m house. 4 bedroom, 2.5 b a t h , w a s h e r / d r y e r, small yard, large deck, view of Useless Bay and hay far m. Car por t, infloor radiant heat, limited beach access. $1200 month, $200 month for heat, hot water and water. No smoking, pets negotiable. 1st, last month rent plus $1000 damage/ cleaning deposit. (206)949-3625 Clinton

2 BEDROOM VIEW apartment, 4 miles North of Langley. Second story. Beach access. View o f S a ra t o g a Pa s s a g e and Mount Baker. $600 per month plus electric. Water, sewer, garbage paid. Contact Ross: 206628-2447 or rjacobson@wkg.com STUDIO APARTMENT: Completely fur nished with sweeping view of Saratoga Passage. Private deck. Quiet neighborhood. $775/mo, min 6 mo lease. INCLUDES all utilities, basic phone, and free cable TV. No smoking. Cat possible. Call 360-221-3911 to view.

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1 BEDROOM energy efficent cabin on 1/3 acre in Holmes Harbor. Saratoga Beach key access. Olympic mountain peeka-boo view! Washer & dryer included. On bus- 2 BEDROOM Dugualla line $650 206-595-4731. Bay beach front! ComLangley plete quality furnishings 2 BEDROOM, 1.5 Bath included with this beautiGlenhaven Townhouse; ful log home. Open floor washer/dryer included. p l a n , b a s e m e n t r e c Age 55 or older, $700 room, quiet, on approx 3 &INDĂĽ)TĂĽ"UYĂĽ)TĂĽ3ELLĂĽ)T p e r m o n t h . Ava i l a bl e acres. No smoking/ pets. ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽTHEĂĽRIDE 2/15. Contact Katharine $1,825 per month, first, OFĂĽYOURĂĽLIFE 360-678-4181 or 1-800- last, damage deposit, WWWNW ADSCOM 321-0686. a n d c r e d i t c h e ck r e ĂĽHOURSĂĽAĂĽDAY quired. Available now! ClassiďŹ eds. We’ve got you ClassiďŹ eds. We’ve got you P l e a s e c a l l 2 0 6 - 7 2 9 covered. 800-388-2527 2599 for details. covered. 800-388-2527

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BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom, upstairs unit. Washer/ d r ye r h o o k u p s, d i s h washer and deck. Small quiet complex in town. Pets negotiable. $700/ month. Owner/ Agent 360-320-1030. OAK HARBOR

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MAXWELTON BEACH. 2 bedroom, 1.25 bath, 1300 SF daylight lower u n i t o f h i s t o r i c fa r m house. Clean, br ight, and modern. On hillside with sunset, valley views and limited beach access. Small yard and p a t i o. C a r p o r t . $ 7 5 0 month, 1 year lease, 1st and last month rent, $500 damage/ cleaning deposit. Washer/ Dryer. No smoking or pets. (206)949-3625 Coupeville

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L A R G E 2 B E D RO O M Penthouse view, spacious patio. Clean and quiet! Fireplace, washer, dr yer hookups. Senior discount avail. Garbage included. $725/ Month. 360-675-6642. Oak Harbor

Madrona Manor Quality Living at an affordable price. Families and special needs welcome. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms starting at $615/mo. Walking distance to beach, park, shopping and bus route. Call: 360-240-1606 ** Section 8 ok

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2 BEDROOM waterview! Old town, quiet neighborhood, near beach! Laundry hookups, yard, off-street parking. $720. 360-679-1103. WA Misc. Rentals Mobile/MFG Homes

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FOR SALE BY OWNER: Spacious 3 bedroom home on active 55 street across from golf course. Vaulted ceilings, living room, dining area off of kitchen, den with gas fireplace. Carpet and tile floors. Two full baths. Walk-in closets in master suite. Granite countertops, cherry cabinets. Stainless steel appliances. Gas heating. Fenced backyard. Covered porches; attached twocar garage. Sprinkler System. HOA dues include yard care. $329,500. A must see. Realtors Welcome! Call: 360-679-2460.

Self-contained 1-Bdrm a p t i n p r i va t e h o m e . West water/mtn view, l a r g e p a t i o, o w n e n t ra n c e. P r i va t e / q u i e t . $650/mo includes util, cable, wi-fi, shared laundr y. No smokers. Pets negot. (360)730-2490

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Freeland

HOME WITH STUDIO U s e l e s s B ay. 2 b e d room, 1.5 bath with additional 1 bedroom, 1 bath Mother-in-Law or Studio. Electr ic and propane. Double garage. Some view. Garden area and fruit trees. No pets or smoking. $1200 month. C a l l B a r b, ( 3 6 0 ) 2 2 1 2151

Freeland

Langley

3 LARGE BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Large walk-in closet in Master. Large living and dining rooms with per iod detailing. Newly renovated eat-in kitchen. Laundr y. Upstairs bonus room. Gas furnace. Partially fenced yard. Close to schools and shopping. No smoking or pets. Security fee: $50. $1200 rent, $1000 damage. Joanna, (360)755-9872

CLINTON

3 BEDROOM Victorian farmhouse, 2.5 bath on 3 acres. Pets negotiable. No smoking. $1,200. Section 8 ok. Available February 1st. 425-3141380, 425-876-1366.

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LEXY MANOR. Small, quiet complex. 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms available. Close to shopping. Fa m i l i e s a n d s p e c i a l needs welcome. Rent starts at $556. Call: 360279-2155

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Stops were made in Kuala Lumpur, Bahrain, Dubai (twice), Singapore and finally Pearl Harbor on the transit home. Each port offered varying opportunities for the sailors to interact with a new culture. The Stennis also participated in many of the traditions that accompany deployments at-sea. VAQ-133 sailors were able to take part in a swim call, where those interested could leap from one of the hangar bay elevators into the ocean and swim for a short period of time. They were treated to a steel beach picnic and a beer day, and shortly after leaving the

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