Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

 

NOPF Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor, WA

Welcome Aboard

Congraulations on your orders to Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF) Whidbey Island, let me be the first to welcome you to our Team. You will find NOPF is a very positive, pro-active and highly professional Command. Our goal is a simple one: To make our Sailors successful by ensuring they have the tools necessary not only to succeed but also to excel.

NOPF's mission is to provide initial alerting and reporting of ocean-borne acoustics, and environmental data, as well as tactical, communication, and training support to our fleet battle groups and civilian agencies. You will find our mission is vital, diverse and demanding. Whether directing our SURTASS ships for optimum employment or monitoring our fixed assets, we utilize state of the art equipment and emphasize readiness through training.

Our Command sponsors Chief Petty Officer, First Class, and Second Class Petty Officer Associations. We also encourage Sailor and family participation in all out Navy's programs including off-duty education. NOPF and NAS Whidbey Island Morale Welfare and Recreation departments are extremely active hosting a variety of activities throughout the year including: intramural sport teams, ski trips, family picnics, Command bowling day, movie day, golf tournaments and trips to various local attractions, including Seattle and Canada, just to name a few.

You will find there is plenty to do and see to keep you busy, but to ensure our Command's continued success, I strongly encourage you and your family to join in and be an active member of our Command so we may continue to be the best in the Navy.

You will be receiving notification of your command sponsor shortly, please contact him/her as soon as possible so he/she can answer any of your questions to allow you a smooth transition to the NOPF team.

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