Due to complaints heard at Sequim City Council Meetings regarding noise generated from Naval Growler training flight patterns over the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, members of the Sequim City Council and City staff visited the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island on August 21, 2015 to discuss the best way to respond to citizen concerns.
At that meeting, the Council learned that the Navy has set-up a hot-line and email address for concerns, complaints, or questions regarding the jet plane noise. Residents should contact (360) 257-6665 or email comments to . The Navy will investigate reports and respond to public concerns. They request as much detail as possible when reporting an incident to help them in tracking down what occurred.
There is currently an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) being prepared to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with additional aircraft being added to NAS Whidbey Island. Visit the Navy website for more information on the EIS and the public involvement process.
The Navy holds an open house each summer at the Naval Air Station Whidbey for those who would like to learn more about the station and program operations.