NAS Whidbey joins City of Oak Harbor for National Night Out

NAS Whidbey joined the City of Oak Harbor for National Night Out, Aug. 5. The national event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching.

Capt. Michael Nortier, NAS Whidbey Island Commanding Officer, speaks to a large crowd at the annual Oak Harbor National Night Out on the evening of Aug. 5, 2014, saying the Team Whidbey concept transends the base in working together with the community to fight crime and drugs and help in emergency response. The national event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching.

Capt. Michael Nortier, NAS Whidbey Island Commanding Officer, speaks to a large crowd at the annual Oak Harbor National Night Out on the evening of Aug. 5, 2014, saying the Team Whidbey concept transends the base in working together with the community to fight crime and drugs and help in emergency response. The national event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Military working dog "Fien” with handler Master-at-Arms (MA) 3rd Class Eric Heale (right) and MA1 Justin Dunn perform a demonstration for the crowd at Windjammer Park. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Military working dog “Fien” with handler Master-at-Arms (MA) 3rd Class Eric Heale (right) and MA1 Justin Dunn perform a demonstration for the crowd at Windjammer Park. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Speaking at the event (from left) Oak Harbor Police Officer and event coordinator Jennifer Yzaguirre; Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green; Island County Sheriff Mark Brown; Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley and Capt. Micheal Nortier, NAS Whidbey Island Commanding Officer. Not pictured is Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Andrew Eichman, the base National Night Out coordinator. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching. (U.S. Navy photo by Tony Popp).

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Speaking at the event (from left) Oak Harbor Police Officer and event coordinator Jennifer Yzaguirre; Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green; Island County Sheriff Mark Brown; Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley and Capt. Micheal Nortier, NAS Whidbey Island Commanding Officer. Not pictured is Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Andrew Eichman, the base National Night Out coordinator. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching. (U.S. Navy photo by Tony Popp).

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class John Burnett dons a Red Man Training Suit to show kids how to fight back if accosted by a stranger. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class John Burnett dons a Red Man Training Suit to show kids how to fight back if accosted by a stranger. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Base Security personnel (from left) Master-at-Arms (MA) 1st Class Carlton Kornegay, MA1 Kenneth Spade, MA1 Justin Dunn and MA3 Eric Heale meet families at the event. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching. (U.S. Navy photo by Tony Popp)

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island joins the City of Oak Harbor in the annual National Night Out at Windjammer Park on Aug. 5, 2014 to bring the public together with law enforcement and emergency services as part of crime and drug prevention awareness. Base Security personnel (from left) Master-at-Arms (MA) 1st Class Carlton Kornegay, MA1 Kenneth Spade, MA1 Justin Dunn and MA3 Eric Heale meet families at the event. The event generates support for local anti-crime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are organized and watching. (U.S. Navy photo by Tony Popp)

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