Roaring controversy over Navy jets on central Whidbey Island

Dec 22, 2013 Full story: Seattle Times

A number of locals are concerned about noise from touch-and-go training flights for EA-18 Growler jets on Whidbey Island.

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Michael Monson

Oak Harbor, WA

#1 Dec 23, 2013
Well, well, well, the navy just can't run roughshod over citizens? What? Is this a democracy after all?
Jennifer Orwell

Coupeville, WA

#2 Jan 30, 2014
Turns out the legal disclosure was not used. So, no jet noise disclosure for many years. Lots of information at www.disclosuredeception.wordpress.org . Maybe lawsuits pending?
Paul Meadows

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 31, 2014
Michael Monson has proven himself a liar, in public. Now his group of whiners is shifting emphasis to the type of plane, not training at the OLF in Coupeville, as being the source of all their problems.

They bought houses in a high noise zone. They signed off legally, as adults, that they knew it. Now, years later, they want all of us to pay them big money. Tax dollars to them. Because they bought houses next to an active military airfield and are now crying about the noise.

Mr. Monson has taken money from his neighbors to "stop the Navy." I wonder when he'll start his expensive sailing vacation like the last leader of this group did. These meetings of his are time-share presentations filled with fear inducing nonsense. The sales pitch is to give him money for his promise to destroy 80% of the local economy.

These unhappy folks should realize that the incoming Navy personnel will buy these houses and become good citizens and delighted fishermen.

Please sell and move. Stop crying, it'll work out, have a Happy New Year.

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