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Welcome Aboard
Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

    To Our Newly Reporting Staff and Family Members

    It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Washington. You’ll be joining an outstanding staff in one of the most desirable duty stations in all of Navy Medicine, and I’m sure you’ll find the overall quality of life in the Pacific Northwest to be absolutely fantastic.

    Naval Hospital Oak Harbor is a 12-bed facility located aboard Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington and is a five-minute drive from downtown Oak Harbor. We currently serve a customer population of about 7,869 active duty personnel, 8,551 family members of active duty personnel, and 4,047 retirees and their family members.

    This area offers a wide variety of activities and attractions. Each year thousands of people come to this island to enjoy the miles of shoreline and the magnificent views on the Deception Pass Bridge.

    Naval Hospital Oak Harbor assigns a sponsor to every person in receipt of Permanent Change of Station Orders. Your sponsor will be providing guidance and/or information to assure a smooth transition into this command. Please be sure to keep your sponsor advised of your travel itinerary.

    Once again, “WELCOME ABOARD!”

S. E. Lichtenstein,

Captain, Medical Service Corps
United States Navy
Commanding Officer