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March 25, 2014 at 1:14 PM

NAS Whidbey Island personnel aid in rescue

Search-and-rescue personnel from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was called in to assist in the rescue of survivors from the Oso mudslide on Saturday, according to the base’s public affairs office. “I was awestruck by the destruction and even more so when we found out how many houses were destroyed,” said search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter co-pilot Lt. Robert Merin….

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December 16, 2013 at 11:08 AM

USS Nimitz returns to Everett after 9-month deployment

The Associated Press EVERETT — The aircraft carrier Nimitz has returned to its home port in Everett, completing a nine-month deployment in which it saw action in the Afghanistan war. The big ship was slowly docking just before 11 a.m. Monday. The Nimitz traveled 80,000 nautical miles, mostly in the Pacific and Indian oceans, since leaving Puget Sound…

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June 26, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Public comment period extended on Magnuson Park cleanup

Officials have extended the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of minor radiological contamination at Magnuson Park, state Rep. Gerry Pollet announced Wednesday afternoon. The U.S. Navy and state Department of Ecology will now take comments until July 26 and will hold a question-and-session session next month, Pollet wrote in a news release. Pollet, D-Seattle, has been…

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October 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Wind partly breaks Navy frigate from dock at Everett base

The Associated Press Winds gusting to 49 mph early Tuesday partially broke the frigate USS Ingraham away from its mooring at Naval Station Everett. The ship swung about 90 degrees to the dock, but base spokeswoman Kristin Ching told KOMO it did not break free and there was no damage. The 450-foot ship was secured with the…

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April 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM

U.S. Navy names new submarine after Washington state

The U.S. Navy on Friday named one of its next five nuclear-powered fast-attack submarines the USS Washington, the first naval ship to be named after the state in more than 70 years. The Virginia-class submarine will undergo construction for several years. The Puget Sound region is home to the Navy’s third-largest fleet. Twelve submarines, two aircraft…

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February 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

UPDATE: Navy says sailor killed in Seattle shooting

The Navy says a man shot and killed in Seattle last weekend was a sailor. Petty Officer Third Class Gregory Wayne Anderson Jr., 25, of Fresno, Texas, was shot Sunday, according to a news release from the Navy. Anderson, an aviation ordnanceman, was assigned to the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier completing a…

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