Whidbey Firefighters Earn Life-Saving Recognition

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island based firefighters were honored on April 12 for rescuing a young man who fell 100 feet down a cliff near West Beach Road on Feb. 10. On behalf of the Commander of Navy Region Northwest, Rear Adm. Markham Rich, Capt. Mike Nortier, NAS Whidbey Island commanding officer, recognized (from left) Jeff Porter, Todd Bassett, Chris Hiteshew, Blaise Turcotte and Station Captain Wayne Barlage. Also recognized was Fire Captain Jason Hebb, not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo)


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