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COVERING WHIDBEY ISLAND’S NAVAL AIR STATION COMMUNITY

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VOLUME 1, NO. 6 | 06 M AY 2011

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Oak Harbor High School students make impressive mark in area competition

Individual Augmentees help other forces By K ATHY REED

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Imagine being a nurse specializing in staff education and training. Then imagine being dropped into a trauma ward half a world away dealing with gunshot wounds and injuries from improvised explosive devices. That was what Cmdr. Chris Mannion, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, encountered

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THIS EDITION The Oak Harbor High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps unarmed drill team is shown here in January at Glacier Peak High School. The team recenlty placed fourth out of 12 in a regional competition. PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL THIEL

NJROTC does it again By DENNIS CONNOLLY

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It’s hard to beat this record. For six years in a row, and 10 out of the last 11 years, Oak Harbor High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Wildcat Company, has been named a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors. Being named 10 out of 11 years is a distinct honor and means, among other things, that principal Dwight Lundstrom will be able to make three student nominations from next year’s senior NJROTC students to each military academy — the Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy. Between them, the academies reserve 20 spots for JROTC students. Being part of a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors can give students an advantage, although they still have to do well academically.

“We have a good and healthy program and the students take advantage. ” – Mike Black, instructor A nomination from their school’s principal can work to a student’s advantage, and hopefully help them get one of the coveted slots. The OHHS group is part of Area 13, which includes Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and Japan. Only 17 schools in those areas were named Distinguished Units and only nine of those earned academic honors. It illustrates plenty of hard work for Oak Harbor instructors Mike Black and

Bill Thiel, who head up the NJROTC. But Black thinks it’s the students, their teachers and their parents who should get most of the credit. “We get a lot of support from parents and the school, but it’s mainly because of the kids,” Black said. He said Area 13 has a manager that puts the kids through inspection. How the NJROTC unit performs in inspection, along with factors such as how many students are taking honors classes, how many are in student government, how many are team captains, how many work on service programs and others things all figure into the results. “We have a good and healthy program and the students take advantage,” Black said. Oak Harbor has the largest JROTC in the state, at 176, and next year 205 are

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Oak Harbor Navy League meets ....................pg. 2 Navy Wives Club of America looks to future........pg. 6 Military teens sail off on an island adventure ....pg. 7 Some Navy parents choose homeschool ...........pg. 8

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Hospital bond discussed at Navy League meeting By K ATHY REED

In addition, Rose said current construction standards call Having a community for single-occupancy hospital is in everyone’s rooms to be 275 square best interest, including feet. WGH’s rooms are members of the military 210 square feet and are and retirees, according double occupancy. to Whidbey General When asked how Hospital spokeswoman the bond issue affects Trish Rose. members of the Rose spoke Tuesday at military community, the Navy League meetRose cited a couple of ing at the Officer’s Club points. on Naval Air Station “The emergency Whidbey Island. At issue rooms comes to mind,” is a $50 million bond, she said. “While most which voters will decide active duty and retirMarketing and public relations director for Whidbey General upon by May 17, the ees can access the Hospital, Trish Rose, addresses a meeting of the Navy League mail-in deadline for balhospital on base, they Tuesday. KATHY REED/WHIDBEY CROSSIND lots. still make referrals to The proposed new doctors at Whidbey wing of the Coupeville General. We also get a hospital would be built at the southern end of the proplot of young military families who use our pediatric and erty, and would include 39 single-patient rooms. speech therapy programs and some use the Whidbey fam“No new health care construction can take place withily birthplace.” out single-patient rooms,” said Rose. “We have seen a large increase in the use of the ER,” “It’s the standard of care today. It allows for faster agreed Michele Renninger, the hospital’s director of patient recovery, better infection control and safer patient community outreach, who was also present at the Navy handling,” Rose continued. League meeting. Single rooms would also better satisfy privacy standards “But we still have one of the shortest wait times in the and preserve the dignity of patients, she said. state,” she said. Because of the way the current in-patient wing was Whidbey General Hospital is the second largest constructed, Rose said remodeling is no longer an option employer on Whidbey Island, with about 700 employees. because the existing building cannot support a lot of the The Navy is the largest employer in the area, while Oak necessary infrastructure. Harbor School District is third. Whidbey Crosswind

What is the Navy League? The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt, and provides a voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and to the American people. A civilian organization, the Navy League has grown to become the foremost organization to serve, support, and stand with all the U.S. sea services — the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. Any American citizen interested in sea power or supporting the sea services is eligible for membership. Active duty military are not eligible, but their spouses and families may join.

How to join:

To join the Oak Harbor Council of the Navy League, just drop by one of our monthly business meetings, held the first Tuesday of each month at the NAS Whidbey Island

Officer's Club. If you need base access, please contact Cindy Norman at cynthia.norman1@navy.mil. Or, you can become a member by sending a check for $20 to the council treasurer: Jo Balda Navy League Treasurer PO Box 847 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 You may join the National Navy League at the following link: www.nlussecure.org/membership/

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Intelligence Specialist Tammy Malfatti gave the briefing, highlighting the recent election and riots in Nigeria, the prison escape in Afghanistan, and the death of al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Items still sought for care packages Homemade cookies near the top of troops’ wish list There is still time to donate items for care packages to the Oak Harbor Navy League. The group is collecting items to send to sailors from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who are on deployment. “Homemade cookies are popular, even if they’re crumbs by the time they get there,” said Navy League member Beth Munns. “They said they don’t care if they have to eat them with spoons.” Munns said they have had requests for clinically approved women’s deodorant along with requests for cards and letters. At this time, Munns said they have enough laundry detergent, but they are still in need of plenty of items.

“We’d really like to get Beanie Babies and small stuffed animals,” said Munns. “Troops pass them out to children.” She recounted a story she’d heard about a little 5-year-old girl who had been given a stuffed toy. A day or two later the girl stood in the middle of a road, blocking a convoy. The soldier who had giver her the toy recognized her and went to talk to her. She pointed out a IED just behind her. “She knew it was bad, and knew the American soldiers were kind,” said Munns. Donations may be dropped off at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce until Thursday, May 12.

Requested care package items: Foot powder Beef jerky Powdered drink mixes (with caffeine) Flushable baby wipes Beanie Babies Letters, cards Deodorant (men’s and women’s) Sample size perfume, soaps and lotions Lip balms Cookies Pop Tarts Gum Hard candy Canned nacho cheese dip Wool/cotton blend boot socks Boot liners, insoles and

moleskin Solid olive green T-shirts Green PT shorts, silky type Power, protein or gran ola bars Mouthwash Dental floss Toothpaste Sun block Aloe Vera lotion AA-battery Mag-lites Duct tape Black electrical tape Magazines, books Word and Soduku puzzles Playing cards Hand-held games Body washes Hand sanitizer


NASWI Color Guard kicks off Holland Happening

NJROTC | FROM PAGE 1 expected, according to the number pre-registered. For some, being part of a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors plays a big role in their future. “Some of our students have an appointment to a military academy because of it,” said Black. The armed drill team of Oak Harbor High School’s NJROTC. PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL THIEL

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Members of the Navy color guard walked the parade route for the 42nd Annual Holland Happening grand parade last Saturday as they do for many events. From left are Aviation Ordnanceman Jendayi Stafford, Aviation Electronics Technician Nathan Banes, Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Jeffrey Summers and Aviation Machinist’s Mate Maurice Elder. DENNIS CONNOLLY/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND Mark Brooks ‘09

Installation Training Officer Everett, Wash.

Navy summit teaches sexual assault prevention Personnel from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island attended the Department of the Navy’s second annual Sexual Assault Prevention Summit this week at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. The summit provided a forum for senior leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps to talk with experts and discuss sexual assault prevention strategies for their region. The focus of the threeday summit was on sexual assault prevention and the impact of alcohol on sexual assaults.

Sexual assault support groups form Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Assault has announced the formation of sexual assault support groups. Anyone who has been affected by sexual assault,

or is a parent whose child has been affected by sexual assault is asked to contact CADA. All services are confidential. Call 675-2232 for information.

Kids Fun Run coming up Children ages 5 to 13 can participate in the America’s Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 21 at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Youth Center on Wake Avenue in Oak Harbor. Check-in for the free event begins at 8 a.m. Start times will be staggered. Ages 9 to 13 will do a twomile run, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Children age 7 and 8 will do a one-mile run, beginning at 9 a.m. The last group of 5- and 6-yearolds will run a half mile, starting at 9:30 a.m. Online registration is available now at www. americaskidsrun.org. The first 100 participants will receive a free T-shirt. Call 257-3150 or go to www.navylifepnw.com for information.

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THE BINNACLE

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Cheers to you, Mom It’s funny how things work out sometimes. My goal for this issue was to feature “Moms in the military.” We found a lot of active duty moms to write about, but they were all too shy to share their stories. That got me to thinking. Moms, whether they’re in the military or not, don’t really like to own the spotlight. They’d rather shine it on their biggest accomplishments, their children. In this, at least, I speak from experience! So it’s rather fortuitous that this week’s issue wound up featuring a lot of our area’s youth. There are quite a few moms out there who can appreciate that. Let’s start with our youth who have embraced the military through their connection in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. These are kids have set the bar for themselves high. The program here at Oak Harbor High School is the largest in the state, no doubt influenced by the ATHY large role the Navy plays in our community. And, they’ve once again been named EED a Distinguished Unit, but with Academic Honors, no less. Then we have the children of deployed military throughout the state who left the shores of Coronet Bay to set sail on an overnight adventure in the San Juan Islands. For some it may have been their first experience with sailing, but they were up for the challenge. And our story about Navy parents highlights the lengths to which parents will go to give their children the best experiences they can. I’m sure there are challenges for those children, just as there are for children in the private or public school system. So, while we may not have gotten to put Mom directly in the spotlight this week, we did it anyway. If the children we feature in our pages are any indication, our moms, military or not, are doing a great job.

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Dear Editor, On behalf of the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association, we are pleased to report that the Association hosted a very successful Woman’s Firearm Safety Class this past Saturday, April 30. Thirty women from Clinton to Oak Harbor to Everett attended the class. They went away with knowledge of what is expected of them as firearm users and how to safely handle firearms. They also had the opportunity to learn about a variety of firearms including revolvers, clip-fed hand guns, rifles and shotguns and were given the opportunity to shoot on one of our ranges. CWSA wants to thank you for helping get the word out about this free event. Because of the large response to this class, the CWSA has decided to hold a repeat class on Sept. 3. Thank you again for helping to get the word out concerning this event which was designed to allow the family traditions of shooting and hunting to safely continue in Washington state. Sincerely, Rod R. Mourant CWSA Public Relations

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Cmdr. Chris Mannion addresses a group last Thursday at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island about his recent experience on an Individual Augmentee deployment to Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.

“It’s the ability to put a career’s worth of training to work. It’s the right thing to do, the patriotic thing to do. We need people who have training to step up.”

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– Cmdr. Chris Mannion

otic thing to do. We need people who have training to step up.” The Fleet and Family Support Center holds IA appreciation events twice a year. Both returning and deploying personnel were present at last week’s event. NASWI commanding officer, Capt. Jay Johnston, told the small crowd the most recent figures indicate more sailors are returning from IAs than are being deployed. “As of April 13, 44 have departed since our last IA appreciation event (six months ago), and 90 have returned,” said Johnston. “There are 38 scheduled to depart in the next six months and 70 are scheduled to return. That’s a two-to-one return ratio.”

IA | FROM PAGE 1 as part of a recent Individual Augmentee deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. This was Mannion’s second IA deployment, the first being to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, three years ago. Mannion, who returned from Afghanistan in March, spoke April 28 at an IA appreciation event at the Convergence Zone on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. “I was supposed to go to Haiti, but I wasn’t needed,” he said. “So I told them to keep my name in, and I was chosen to go to Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.”

Explanation IA deployments are designed to support, or augment, another command, whether it’s Navy, Marine Corps, Army or Air Force. As opposed to traditional deployments, IA assignments are longer, usually about a year, and as the name implies, sailors are deployed individually; they do not travel with their commands. “With the global war on terrorism, the Navy has been sending individual augmentees on deployments to support roles in Iraq, Afghaistan, Djibouti, Guantanemo Bay, Cuba and Kuwait,” explained Pam Delaney, an individual deployment support specialist at the Fleet and

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Most often, sailors taking part in an IA deployment will undergo a brief training before their assignment begins. Mannion, for example, spent a month training at Los Angeles County/ University of Southern California Hospital. There are a number of gangs within a short distance of the hospital, according to Mannion, so there were more traumatic injuries to treat. Still, it was nothing like what he encountered at the Role 3 Trauma Hospital at Kandahar Air Field. “I would say 30 per-

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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s commanding officer, Capt. Jay Johnston, speaks at an IA appreciation event at the Convergence Zone last Thursday.

Mannion said even though Kandahar Air Field was one of the safest places to be, there was still danger. In addition to their regular nursing equipment, weapons were standard. Mannion carried a 9-mm. “There were 50 rocket attacks in six months,” he said. While all military service carries risk and danger, an IA deployment can add stress not only for person-

nel deployed, but their families. “It’s more stressful because they’re concerned about the area where their family member is deployed,” said Delaney, who stays in contact with IA families throughout a deployment, making sure they stay connected to the resources available from the Fleet and Family Support Center. “When I was deployed the things that brought me peace were working out, staying faithful in my religion - I’m Catholic so I went to Mass regularly,” said Mannion, who also wrote about his experiences in journals and used Skype to keep in touch with his family. Experiences during an IA can have a lasting effect. “I think it changes some people,” Delaney said. “You just become a different person because of the experiences you’ve gone through, possibly. Little things in life are very important.” “Someday your grandkids will ask what you did in the war, and you’ll have an interesting story to tell,” said Johnston. “It’s what you are trained to do,” Mannion said. “It’s so rewarding. It’s rich. It’s the real deal.”

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cent of our patients were children,” said Mannion. “That’s rough. That, and seeing our own servicemen injured.” Mannion said gunshot wounds and triple amputations from injuries caused by IED’s were the most common. And, while the

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Navy Wives Club of America, Whidbey Island #150, meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Building 22 on Seaplane Base. Call 675-0233 for information. For information on the organization or membership, go to www.navywivesclubofamerica.org or call toll-free at 1-866-511NWCA(6922)

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Attending a regional convention of the Navy Wives Club of America is like being in the midst of a large family of sisters. There’s a lot of bickering. There’s a lot of laughter. And yes, there is a lot of love and affection. “Discussions can get pretty heated, but that’s just business,” said Jean Wieman, Oak Harbor, who attended the Northwest regional convention of the Navy Wives Club of America held last weekend at the Navy Support Complex in Smokey Point. “We don’t let that come between us.” “We can readily agree to disagree,” said Whidbey Island chapter president, Betty Glein. “That’s the beauty of it.” The Navy Wives Club of America is the only national federation of Navy,

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Marine Corps and Coast Guard spouses of enlisted personnel. The Northwest region of NWCA covers an area that includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, Alaska and Japan. Currently there are five member clubs in the region, including Whidbey Island #150. The organization will celebrate its 75th anniversary on June 3. But times have changed in the last 75 years. The organization has endured a decline in the number of military facilities over the years, and a decline in new membership.

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“With the closure of military installations, our numbers have shrunk,” acknowledged Northwest regional president Cristal Wilkerson, who is actually a fairly new member, having joined six years ago. “And there’s the challenge of the modern family structure,” she continued. “Most families have two working parents. They don’t have a lot of time. But I think that’s a challenge facing all organizations.” Local NWCA officers agree. “We’re having a hard time with membership. It’s the changing of the times,” said Glein. “Young wives don’t have the opportunity to volunteer — they’re working.” Glein has been involved with NWCA in Oak Harbor since 1974. The club currently has 13 members, many of whom have been members

A discussion at the NWCA Northwest regional convention can get heated, but members say they don’t let that come between them. KATHY REED/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND for 20 years or more and whose husbands are now retired. While not a welfare organization, NWCA does support a scholarship for a local student each year, gives out Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to local enlisted families, and helps maintain the grounds of the Babyland Memorial at

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Maple Leaf Cemetery. Originally founded to provide a support network for women whose husbands were away on deployment, current members say the advent of new technology has almost made their group obsolete. “I’m familiar with the old Navy, when it took weeks to get letters from our husbands or to get our letters to them,” said Glein. “They have Internet now and web cams to communicate with. Modernization and technology have changed things.” “A big challenge now is trying to meet young wives,” said Wieman. “Now people have such easy access they don’t need the support network like they used to.” “When it started, this

group was a great way to give Navy families some sense of roots,” said Whidbey Island memberat-large Kathy Uroff, Stanwood. The challenge facing the organization now is to make technology work in its favor to bring in younger members. “To avoid technology would be to try to live in the past,” Uroff said. “Today’s active duty wife has a career. We have to make it easier to work things into her lifestyle.” “I think we’re slowly starting to come into the 21st century,” said Wieman. “Some are more willing to embrace change than others.” “In order to be a viable, growing organization, we have have to look for ways to maintain our membership in a transient population,” said Wilkerson. “We are always going to be there to help fill that need for family support within a community,” she said. “In the future, there are plenty of opportunities out there.” The group is working on a national Facebook page and continues to look toward incorporating other social media for ways to involve younger members. Still, no amount of technology or electronic communication can take the place of forging relationships the old-fashioned way — face-to-face, something at which the NWCA seems to excel. “What we really want to do is foster a spirit of fellowship among our members,” said Glein. “Participate in some volunteer work, and lend help and support to other Navy wives.”


Military Teen Adventure Camps The Cutty Sark Wooden Sailing Ship Adventure to the San Juan Islands will be offered several more times this season: May 14-15; Sept. 17-18; and Sept. 24-25. Up to 16 youth can participate at a time. Cost to register is $25 per person and is non-refundable. For information on Military Teen Adventure Camps in Washington go to: county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youth/mtac/ Pages/default.aspx

The Cutty Sark, with six students aboard from the Military Teen Adventure Camp sponsored by Washington State University Extension in Chelan and Douglascounties, leaves Cornet Bay Saturday morning, sailing under the Deception Pass Bridge enroute to James Island, part of the San Juan Islands. PHOTOS BY DENNIS CONNOLLY/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND.

Military teens set sail on San Juan adventure Adventure camps offer new experiences to children of deployed military By DENNIS CONNOLLy

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A group of six teens set sail from Whidbey Island’s Cornet Bay on the Cutty Sark Saturday. They were headed for a voyage under Deception Pass Bridge into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands. The Cutty Sark is a gaff pilot ketch that measures 52 feet on the water and looks like it sailed off the coast during the Revolutionary War. The young people are a group of 14- to 18-year-old military dependents whose parents have deployed several times to Iraq. The group was taking part in a Military Teen Adventure Camp. The name means what it says as some who were off on this particular adventure attested. “It’s a new sailing experience and something I cold use later on,” said Alex West, a 15-year-old who

goes to North Thurston High School in Olympia, right before he cast off. Carlos Martin-Palmer agreed. The 15-year-old from Steilacoom High School wanted to try something new and get a little experience. “I’d like to gain some skipper’s experience,” he said. Like Martin-Palmer, whose father is in the Army, all the kids who participated have parents in the military. The separation they go through when their parent is deployed multiple times can be difficult, as Kevin Powers, Teen Adventure Camp Program Director and John Stone, captain of the Cutty Sark, know. As children whose fathers were in the military, they too went through the grind of deployments. These Military Teen Adventure Camps and activities are made possible

by the U.S. Department of Defense, the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture and are presented by the Washington State University Extension in Chelan and Douglas counties, Washington. The camps are open to all teens of service members in the active, reserve and guard components. Besides Cutty Sark Wooden Sailing adventures, they also offer Methow River rafting; hiking, camping and rock climbing courses; camping and hiking wilderness trips; skiing and snowboarding trips; animal tracking and snowshoe adventures and many more. The itinerary for this

group included a get together Friday night at Coupeville High School, getting to know each other, becoming familiar with the Cutty Sark and hearing about the adventure they would set out on. Onboard, they would learn to crew and sail the vessel and navigate using both ancient and modern technology. “Crews on the ship learn all the different stations, transition through the different stations,” said Powers. “They become proficient.” Stone had his own advice. “You’ll be sailing a ship so remember two things,” said Stone. “One, do exactly what you are told when you are told to do it. And

two, do nothing else.” The group was up early Saturday morning to sail during “slack tide,” the period between incoming and outgoing tides. And then they were off, sailing north to the San Juan Islands, where they anchored at James Island, explored the wilderness and camped out overnight. The Cutty Sark has a large forward cabin with bunks on both sides for the kids; a large, enclosed, pilot house where they can operate if the weather deteriorates; and a large, aft cabin which is the captain’s. It also has an outside wheel on the back deck and a good-sized deck overall, so six kids have ample room at sea. There’s room for up to 16 youth to participate. Powers said the primary goal of the adventure camps is to help develop critical life skills. “It’s key to understand the thing these young people are dealing with is their role in a military family, and it’s not uncommon that some of their parents are going to Iraq or Afghanistan six or eight times,” he said. “A young

person who has a deployed parent, they know their parent is going into harm’s way and might not come back. It’s a lot for a young person to comprehend. “It’s important that these young people develop into young adults and develop life skills; working on effective communication, functioning in a group environment, leadership skills and building trust in relationships with each other,” Powers said. No doubt, all those things came into play last weekend, but more than a few of the kids also had a look of wonder. The look one gets when setting out on a new adventure to cool places on a very cool boat.

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Homeschool student Olivia Lauritzen (right) gives a weekly piano lesson to fellow homeschooler Jarrod Kunter. MELANIE HAMMONS/ WHIDBEY CROSSWIND

Continuity is one reason behind choosing to homeschool By MELANIE HAMMONS

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Home and school – those may be two separate concepts for most families, but for many Whidbey Island kids whose parents choose to homeschool, the two are inseparable.

For Navy mom Arika Kunter, and her husband, Greg, an Aviation Support Equipment Technician, the homeschooling option looked attractive for a number of reasons. “We made the decision to school at home several years ago, while stationed

overseas,” said Kunter of their two children, Jarrod, age 13, and Hannah, age 11. The Kunters make their home in Coupeville. Greg is currently stationed in Italy.

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home educators,” said Kunter, although she noted there were other reasons, too. Military transfers often mean children face the prospect of being pulled in and out of different schools every few years. Kunter, along with other Navy parents, feels that homeschooling gives their children’s education more continuity, since they are in control of the curriculum and the calendar. “Along with that freedom, I’ve found that homeschooling allows us more time to go in-depth in certain subjects,” said Kunter. “For example, if we need to spend more time reviewing math, we can do so, without feeling that we’re shortchanging the other subjects. It allows us to tailor our curriculum to our children’s individual needs. “We also have the opportunity to teach our kids important life skills,” said Kunter. She said learning to do laundry and home repairs may not seem glamorous, but points out they are essential skills nevertheless. Kunter said just because a family homeschools, that does not mean they necessarily stay “close to home.” “When we were overseas, we spent a lot of time as a family visiting battle sites. What a great history lesson those visits turned out to be,” she said. Kunter’s journey into homeschooling began in Okinawa. While there, Kunter found herself doing what many other parents do: Volunteering at her children’s school. In fact, she volunteered so much that some of the teachers asked her, why she didn’t look into becoming a substitute teacher. Kunter did,

and discovered she loved it. Over time, she found she preferred to be home with her kids, so homeschooling seemed to be the best answer for her family. Interestingly enough, others besides her kids benefit from her love of teaching. She’s also teaching a crochet class to other kids and adults in her homeschool support group, Homeschoolers on Whidbey (H.O.W.). “We were enjoying a movie night that H.O.W. hosted recently, and I had brought my crochet project along to work on during the movie. I overheard others say they wanted to learn to crochet, so I thought, ‘Why not teach it?’”. The crochet class taught by Kunter now meets on Friday afternoons at a local Oak Harbor church. Kunter’s husband will be transferring to his next duty station soon, so the family is already making plans to move across the country. Even though the schooling may be put on hold for awhile, they have the confidence of knowing they can pick up where they left off. However, Kunter makes one concession in her routine, due to Navy life: “When Dad’s in town, we don’t do school for awhile,” she said. “That is, we take time to enjoy his company, and while he’s here, we continue to do the reading, field trips, and life experiences that we can all do together as a family.” Family togetherness is a cherished concept among many homeschool families, and the Lauritzen family is no exception. Rob Lauritzen, a retired Navy senior chief, and his wife, Marj, also like the idea of not being tied to a school calendar when teaching their 14-year-old daughter, Olivia. Like the Kunters, that is just one of a number of reasons, and religious reasons rate highly. “We appreciate the freedom of teaching our daughter to know God, and love God,” said Marj Lauritzen. “Maybe homeschooling is not for everyone, but for us, it’s been terrific,” said Lauritzen. “With home-

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(At left) Navy mom Arika Kunter, center, teaches crochet to a group of homeschool students and their parents. Homeschooled students participate in activities with a wide range of age groups. MELANIE HAMMONS/ WHIDBEY CROSSWIND

(Below) Katie Fisher, a homeschooled student, participates in an August 2010 kayaking class sponsored by NAS Whidbey’s Moral, Welfare, Recreation (MWR) outdoor recreation program. COURTESY PHOTO

SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 8 schooling, (you) get to know not just another child, but their siblings, and their parents, too.” Lauritzen also appreciates the opportunities for students to focus on special skills and talents, such as music. “Olivia is enjoying a dimension of piano that I’m convinced she could not have achieved in a traditional school environment, “said Lauritzen. “This year, for the first time, she began teaching lessons to other students.” Some parents turn to home education for both practical and philosophical reasons. That was the case for newly retired Navy physician Dan Fisher, his wife, Sara, and daughter, Katie, 14. “When we were stationed in Japan, Katie was 4 years old,” said Sara. “She loved to read early on. We desired to build on that love for learning by combining what we could offer her with homeschooling, plus the dual-language programs that were available in Japan.” The Fishers enrolled Katie part time in a Japanese neighborhood school called “yochien” (meaning kindergarten). They supplemented her education with visits to museums, art galleries, and other field trips. “We read everything we could get our hands on, went to picnics sponsored by the museums, and in many cases, took advantage of nearly empty museums on the weekdays,” said Fisher. “Lots of times, that meant we enjoyed what amounted to a private tour with docents who wanted to devote lots of time to their subject.

“For instance, science museums in Japan – I remember speaking with retired physicists who were on hand to give lectures. Compare being in a tour group of two on a weekday, with being in a group of fifty during a crowded weekend – there is no comparison,” said Fisher. Like the Kunter family, the Fishers anticipated the mobile lifestyle that awaited them in the Navy. “We knew we would probably move around a lot, so we wanted to have a measure of stability when it came to education,” said Fisher. Now, Katie stays busy with academics, art lessons, and 4-H activities. She plays violin in the Fidalgo Youth Symphony, and even finds time to keep studying Japanese. Recently, Katie learned to sew from a close friend who wouldn’t have had time to teach lessons in the evening. Sara Fisher says their philosophical rationale for homeschooling remains the same. “Challenging one’s self

is good. We learn not only the subject matter, but about the learning process itself, that it requires time and work,” said Fisher. Parents say homeschool students get the same range of learning experiences enjoyed by students in public or private school settings, like field trips, sports, and extra-curricular activities, such as drama. Families who homeschool, including those in the Navy, may do it for different reasons, but they all share one common theme — they value their children and want to give them the best.

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Oak Harbor sailor returns from deployment on USS Harry S. Truman May 02 (FHTNC)--Navy Lt. j. g. Kristin P. Acton, daughter of Patricia and David Acton of Oak Harbor, alongside approximately 40 sailors of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) recently returned from a six month deployment in support of maritime security operations, while attached to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman homeported in Naval Station Norfolk, Va. VRC-40, the Rawhides, is made up of four different detachments that supply carriers with high priority cargo, mail and passengers to and from the Atlantic Fleet. During VRC-40’s last deployment they won the Battle Effectiveness Award, making it the third year in a row they’ve won the award. Acton is a 2003 graduate of Oak Harbor High School of Oak Harbor, Wash. She is a 2007 graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. with a BS degree.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars, Whitehead-Muzzall Post 7392 will be serving breakfast Sunday, May 29, to raise money to benefit veterans programs. Pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, breakfast meats and biscuits and gravy will be featured. The public is welcome to attend. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for senior citizens. Breakfast proceeds will benefit the local post, including veterans’ assistance and community service programs. Liquor service is not available to the public. The Whitehead-Muzzall Post is located at 3037 N. Goldie Rd. in Oak Harbor. Call 675-4048 for details.

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OATLEY | FROM PAGE 4 Homeowners facing foreclosure can now receive mediation between themselves and their mortgage lender. Beause of this new law, you will have access to people who will inform you, help you work with your lender, explain all your options and help put you on a path that may keep you in your home. If you fall behind on your payments, you will have 30 days from the time you receive an initial letter from your lender to respond and ask for a period of time called “meet and confer.” If you ask for this period, you’ll get 60 days to talk with your lender and counselors before the lender can issue a notice of default, followed by a notice of trustee sale. If you do not ask for a “meet and confer” within 30 days of the initial default letter, you essentially waive your rights to working with a counselor. Nevada and Maryland already have homeowner mediation laws. According to lead program analyst, Michael Sommermeyer, in the first year in which this law was in effect in Nevada, 46 percent of people who participated in mediation were able to keep their homes.

Homeowners facing foreclosure can now receive mediation between themselves and their mortgage lender. According to the non profit organization Homeowner Institute, the sooner a homeowner begins talking with a mediator, the better. One of the benefits to talking with a mediator before you get your first letter of default, is that they can advise you regarding all the paperwork you will need to gather. If you are anticipating problems paying your mortgage, there are a few things you need to keep in mind: 1. The initial default letter will vary by lender. Legislators are working to get the letters mandated into a uniform format, but that’s still in the works. This means if you have a second mortgage you will need to pay close attention to your mail and carefully read anything from your lenders.

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House of Prayer Faith Tabernacle of Praise Monday Prayer Meeting - 6:00 P.M. Tuesday Night Bible Study- 6:30 P.M. Friday High Praise Service- 6:30 P.M. Sunday Celebration/Children’s Ministry – 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship Service – 11:00 A.M. Church Telephone Number (360)679-1003 Bishop Charles And Pastor Effie Boyles (360)929-3127

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2. You don’t have to wait for the law to take effect to utilize a housing counselor. If, like many of America’s unemployed, you anticipate you may have a hard time making your monthly mortgage payment, you can get help immediately. 3. There are only two people that can start the mitigation between you and your lender — a lawyer or a housing counselor. The home owner cannot initiate mitigation. If you are currently in the foreclosure process, you can still seek the educational services of a housing counselor so you can clearly understand your options, at no cost to you. 4. Contrary to popular opinion, banks do not want your home. They make money from the interest from your loan, not having to deal with all of the issues of homeownership. For this reason, many are surprised with the level of cooperation they find when they use a lawyer or a housing counselor. If you think foreclosure may be in your future, but you don’t have the funds for a lawyer, you can get help. To contact the Homeownership Institute, call 679-7621 for free consultations. Get informed, get educated and get back on the road to peace of mind.

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Activities:

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FRI., MAY 6

Horrors in Coupeville: Two final performances of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented at 7 p.m. May 6 and 7 at the Coupeville Middle School and High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be sold at the door. Children under 5 are $3, seniors and students are $5 and adults are $10. All performances will be at the Coupeville Middle and High School Performing Arts Center. Little Strikers: Parents are encouraged to bring children ages 2 to 5 to learn to bowl at the Convergence Zone on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Bowling is followed by a learning- or holiday-themed craft in the Media Zone. Children must be supervised. Call 257-2432, 257-2702 or 257-2074 or go to www. navylifepnw.com for details. Military Father’s Day contest: Local youth can participate in a Military Father’s Day contest to win a Father’s Day trip for two to see a Seattle Mariners baseball game. Youth ages 5 to 17 are eligible to participate in the “What my military dad means to me” contest. Entries should be creative, and can take the form of art work, an essay or poem. Those interested can enter at the Convergence

Whidbey Island Navy Flying Club: 679-IFLY The Grind Skate Park: 257-3309 Whidbey Fitness Center: 257-2420 Liberty Northwest Center: 257-3309 NASWI Auto Hobby Shop: 257-2295 Fleet & Family Support: 1-866-854-0683

Zone on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island until May 31. The winner will be announced June 8, and will receive two field-level tickets to the June 19 game between the Mariners and the Phillies at Safeco Field in Seattle, plus round-trip transportation. All those who enter will receive one coupon redeemable for a free game of youth bowling. All entries will be on display at the Convergence Zone media center throughout June. For information, call 257-2432 or 257-2702 or go to www.navylifepnw.com.

The group meets the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of each month at San Remo Mediterranean Grill in Oak Harbor. Information is available online at www. whidbeysounders.org.

Children of all ages love this tradition of making forest fairies from woodland materials. Call 678-1912 for ticket information.

SAT., MAY 14

Old dances to replace car rally: Island County Historical Museum has scratched its “Wheels On Whidbey” road rally fundraiser, originally scheduled for June 25. Museum Executive Director Rick Castellano said that, with the present high gas prices, “the board felt it was not the right event to be promoting at this time.” Islanders will still have a chance to help the museum while having fun, however. A fundraising dance will be held May 20 at the Coupeville Rec Hall featuring a ‘60s and ‘70s theme; and in the fall there will be a major fundraising auction. Call 678-3310.

Ali Marcus in concert: Anacortes singer Ali Marcus will perform live at the Oak Harbor Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. A folkinspired singer-songwriter, Marcus has performed at festivals around the country. The concert is free and will be held outdoors if the weather permits. Call 675-5115 for information. NASWI Memorial Day Run: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will hold a Memorial Day Run at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, beginning at the gym and running along Seaview Trail. Choose from three distances: 1.5 miles, 5K or 10K. The run is open to all ages and it is free to participate. Pre-registration is encouraged, but must be completed by 10:45 a.m. on race day. T-shirts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 2572433, 257-2420 or 257-6936 or go to www.navylifepnw. com for information. Best Ball Tournament: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Gallery Golf Course is holding a Best Ball Tournament beginning May 14. The tournament features two-man, match play. Green fees apply for each match. Gallery Golf Course is open to the public. Call 257-2178 or go to www.gallerygolfcourse. com for details. Festival of flowers and fairies: Enjoy peak blooming season from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank.

FRI., MAY 20

Savor Spring Food and Wine Tour: Come enjoy the local flavor of Whidbey Island with this event that combines locally grown and produced foods with local wines produced by Whidbey Island’s seven wineries. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at historic Greenbank Farm. There will be wines and food for sale, along with food products and wares for sale by local vendors. The Sunday Farmers Market is open this weekend as well. Call 678-7700 for information.

SAT., MAY 21

The Radio in 1946: This year’s “Old Time Radio – Live on Stage,” will be performed May 21 at South Whidbey High School’s auditorium and May 28 at Oak Harbor High School’s auditorium. Tickets are

TUES., MAY 10

Whidbey Sounders meet:Gain confidence and banish fear by checking out the Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters Club meeting.

Kids Fun Run: Children ages 5 to 13 can participate in the America’s Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 21 at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Youth Center on Wake Avenue in Oak Harbor. The free event begins with check-in at 8 a.m. Start times will be divided by distance and age group. Ages 9 to 13 will do a two-mile run, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Children age 7 and 8 will do a one-mile run, beginning at 9 a.m. The last group of 5- and 6-year-olds will run a half mile, with a starting time of 9:30 a.m. Online registration is available now at www.americaskidsrun. org. The first 100 participants will receive a free T-shirt. Call 257-3150 or go to www.navylifepnw.com for information.

SUN., MAY 22

Sunday Farmers Market: A farmers market will be held each Sunday through Sept. 25 at Greenbank Farm. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local farmers and food producers participate in this weekly event. There will be cooking demonstrations, plant clinics and other activities. Call 678-7700 for information.

FRI., MAY 27

VFW Riders: The regular meeting of the VFW Riders motorcycle group

will meet at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 3037 Goldie Rd., Oak Harbor. Call 6754048 for information.

TUES., MAY 31

Whidbey Sounders meet: Gain confidence and banish fear by checking out the Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters Club meeting. The group meets the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of each month at San Remo Mediterranean Grill in Oak Harbor. Information is available online at www. whidbeysounders.org.

SAT., JUNE 4

Singing men present “Heart Throb”: The Seattle Men’s Chorus will be performing on June 4, 7 p.m., at South Whidbey High School. The concert entitled “Heart Throb” will benefit CADA (Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse). Tickets are available for $25 now by contacting the CADA office a 675-7057. This is going to be a sell-out so make sure you have your tickets.

MON., JUNE 6

VFW general membership meeting: Veterans of Foreign Wars, WhiteheadMuzzall Post 7392 will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2. The VFW is located at 3037 N. Goldie Rd. Call 6754048 for information. VFW Ladies Auxiliary:The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of Whitehead-Muzzall Post 7392 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2. Call 675-4048 for details.

HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS Sunday thru Thursday • 2pm ‘til 5pm

SUN., MAY 8

Mother’s Day concert on the lawn: Treat mom to a relaxing and inspiring afternoon at Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank. Harper Tasche will perform on the folk harp, weaving songs and tales from Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Bring a quilt and enjoy the concert on the lawn, surrounded by rhododendrons in full bloom. Tickets are $15 for adults. Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. Call 678-1912 for details.

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The deceased terrorist was buried at sea after no country would accept his remains By JIM GARAMONE

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Osama bin Laden received a Muslim ceremony as he was buried at sea, a senior defense official said in Washington, D.C., May 2. The religious rites were performed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the North Arabian Sea and occurred within 24 hours of the terrorist leader’s death, said the official. “Preparations for at-sea [burial] began at 1:10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and were completed at 2 a.m.,� said the official. The burial followed traditional Muslim burial customs, and bin Laden’s body was washed and placed in a white sheet, said the official. “The body was placed in a weighted bag. A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker,� the official added. Afterward, bin Laden’s body was placed onto a flat board, which was then elevated upward on one side and the body slid off

into the sea. The deceased terrorist was buried at sea because no country would accept bin Laden’s remains, a senior defense official said. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Defense Department officials are sure it was the body of bin Laden. CIA specialists compared photos of the body with known photos of bin Laden and said with 95-percent certainty it was the terrorist leader, a senior intelligence official said. In addition, bin Laden’s wife identified the al-Qaida leader by name while the strike team was still in the compound, said the intelligence official. CIA and other specialists in the intelligence community “performed the initial DNA analysis matching a virtually 100-percent DNA match of the body against the DNA of several of bin Laden’s family members,� the official added. Currently the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 Garudas from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are deployed on the Carl Vinson.

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATOR Island County Human Services has 1 PT opening; position is responsible for the planning, administration and delivery of Island County’s substance abuse prevention programs. Bachelor’s degree in human services or public health field is required. Knowledge of the effects of substance abuse, science-based prevention research, and best practices related to substance-abuse prevention. Minimum two (2) years experience in substance abuse prevention or related field. Closes May 23, 2011 Island County application required. For application and info www.islandcounty.net/hr or call 360-678-7919. From So. Whidbey 360-321-5111 ext. 7919 EOE

SUPERIOR/JUVENILE COURT ADMINISTRATOR Island County (Coupeville)

has a FT opening. Resp. for ensuring proper functioning of Juvenile Court under RCW 13 as well as managing the administrative functions of Superior Court and non-judicial personnel. Resp. for supervising the management and operation of the Juvenile Detention Center. Resp. for the supervision of Probation Counselors incl: Review of cases, repor ts and staffing of cases; preparation for court; provision for continuing education; assignment of tasks and super vision where appropriate, coordination of wor k time and space; establishment and update of polic i e s a n d p r o c e d u r e s. Resp. for the oversight of daily court operations, development and implementation of policies and procedures, budget deve l o p m e n t , c a s e - f l ow management, oversight of projects, grants, and contracts. Requires BA or higher in Legal Admin, Public Admin or related field. 5+ years of in-depth administrative experience in Juvenile and Family Court. Previous supervisory experience. Knowledge of RCW’s 9, 13, 11, 26 and other pertinent statutes. A bl e t o c o m mu n i c a t e and work with parents, juveniles and var ious public and private agencies. Closes May 15. Island County application required.  www.islandcounty.net/hr or call 360-678-7919. From So. Whidbey 360-321-5111 ext. 7919 EOE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT COUNSELOR Island County Human Services has 4 FT openings; position provides direct outpatient substance abuse/chemical dependency treatment services. College degree in a related field is preferred and completion of a substance abuse certificate program that included a field practicum. Knowledge of substance abuse and chemical dependency. Knowledge, understanding and practical experience in behavioral health counseling including: screening, intake, orientation, and problems assessment and evaluation; treatment planning; individua l , g r o u p a n d fa m i l y counseling; case management; crisis intervention; client education; knowledge of and effective use of referral resources. At least one (1)-year of work experie n c e i n a b e h av i o ra l health setting treating substance abuse/chemical dependency. All emp l oye e s t h a t a r e n o t Board cer tified by examination as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) must present a reasonable plan to achieve licensure when hired. Closes May 23, 2011. Island County application required. For application and info www.islandcounty.net/hr or call 360-678-7919. From So. Whidbey 360-321-5111 ext. 7919 EOE Employment Administrative

Office Assistant Fa m i l y C a r e P hy s i c a l Therapy is seeking someone for a position in our business office. Job responsibilities are varied requiring flexibility, organization, and good computer skills. Bookkeeping experience and good writing abilities are a plus. Salary DOE. Send resume to famcarea@whidbey.com or by fax 360-331-4114 Employment Aesthetics

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Crowds gathered last Friday at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to herald the homecoming of the A-3 Skywarrior, the first jet-engine plane to be stationed here. “The Whale,” as it is called because of its size, will be used as a memorial near the base’s main gate. Those interested in watching the landing in real time can follow this YouTube link: youtu.be/fmglOdsLkpk

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“This was on April 21, 2009 when the USS Rodney M. Davis returned to Everett after a 6 month deployment. The sun was shinning and it was a perfect day for my husband to return back home. We were newly weds when my husband left and I was so happy to have him back home. This was one of the best moments in my life. It is the greatest feeling in the world and so hard to explain in words how I felt. But I think the picture tells it all. This was his last deployment with the Davis before changing to our current duty station NAS Whidbey in Oak Harbor, WA.

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(Above, left) The A-3 Skywarrior, nicknamed “The Whale,” lands last week at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The plane is to be placed near the main gate as a memorial. (Above) From left, Navy veterans Martin Berndt, John Goheen and R.D. Lane look inside the rear of the A-3 Skywarrior as they remember when they use to work on the plane when they were in the service at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. PHOTOS BY BRYAN ILYANKOFF/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND

May 7, 2011 • 10am to 2pm

Plant Sale

Perennials • Herbs • Bulbs Grasses • Vines • Annuals Shade Plants • Shrubs Ground Covers • Trees Plant Clinic Personal Shoppers Baked Goods WSU Master Gardeners of Island County

Don’t Forget About Mother’s Day!!

765 Wonn Rd

Don’t need it? Shred it! Alaska USA Mortgage Company is hosting a shred-it event, an opportunity to destroy unneeded private documents – for free! Saturday, May 7 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Alaska USA Mortgage Company parking lot 650 NE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor

Bring two bags of documents to shred. All shredded material is recycled!

COVERING WHIDBEY ISLAND’S NAVAL AIR STATION COMMUNITY

CROSSWIND Whidbey

www.whidbeycrosswind.com

360-679-9755 • www.alaskausamortgage.com Washington ExEmpt ConsumEr Loan rEgistration #CLx-157293

Whidbey Crosswind May 6, 2011  

The May 6, 2011 ediiton of Whidbey Crosswind