Northwest Voices

Thank you, Dad, for the safety Naval Air Station Whidbey Island gives us | Letter to the editor

This past Father’s Day, my dad, former Oak Harbor Mayor Al Koetje, and I sat down and talked about how Naval Air Station Whidbey Island has been essential for the economic sustainability of Oak Harbor and Coupeville since it arrived in 1942. My dad was 12 back then. In 1972, when Dad started his first...