July 31st, 2011

Navy aviation throws great party

My thanks go out to those responsible for the U.S. Naval Aviation Centennial event held last weekend at NAS Whidbey. It’s been years since the air base threw open its doors to the public … but it was obvious those in charge of community affairs have not forgotten how to host a great event. In this photo an NAS Whidbey based “Growler” buzzes the crowd at Ault Field. It was impressive to hear AND feel the jet blow by! See www.anacortestoday.com for more photos from this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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