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Tuesday, February 17th

More Review Needed On Naval Flights



Dear Editor:

I am writing in the hopes that you will publicize the issue of the proposed expansion of the Oak Harbor Naval Air Station. ( (Story)

I own a home on Lopez. I have been concerned about increasing overflights and increasing noise emanating from Oak Harbor over the last 2 years. But I have kept my mouth shut, partly because I feel sometimes it is hopeless to complain about what the Navy is doing. But this week the noise level was up again, both in level and frequency of incidents. Then I received a note from a friend telling me about the proposal for the doubling of activity. This is very troubling for a host of reasons! I am very interested and have an enormous amount of input, but I did not hear about this until now. I am alarmed that the EIS comment period ends this Wednesday.

From my home above Fisherman Bay I have noticed a significant change for the worse in the noise generated by the various aviation activities conducted out of Oak Harbor Naval Air Station (OHNAS). Approximately two years ago I began experiencing the following:
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