Located in the extreme Northwest of the continental United States on picturesque Whidbey Island, 80 miles North of Seattle, Washington, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station occupies a strategic position in this country’s defense.
Originally built during World War 2 to help defend the Northwest against possible Japanese attack, Whidbey Island has not only played a pivotal role in this nation’s defense, but has served as a training command for thousands of sailors and airmen. Today, the Air Station is home to 19 active duty squadrons, 2 reserve squadrons and numerous tenant commands.
This medallion is dedicated to the former and current Naval and Civilian personnel who have proudly served this great Naval Station in its important role in this nation’s freedom.
The obverse features a Naval plane flying over the Deception Pass Bridge on Whidbey Island. The reverse depicts jets climbing over Puget Sound and the majestic Cascade Mountains.
Minted in bronze with an antique finish capturing the coin’s full detail.
Each item measures 1.75 inch (44mm) Round.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.
This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.