JOINT BASE LEWIS- MCCHORD, Wash. – A group of electronic warfare soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., traveled to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., to learn about Naval EW capabilities and foster joint service interoperability for future training exercises and operations, May 18.
Through the Whidbey Island training, the soldiers gained a better understanding of the EW resources the Navy can supply in a joint-operating environment.
“Over the last 10 years, the Army and Navy have been working close in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Lt. Cmdr. Sean Hays, Prowler operations officer, electronic attack weapons school. “Face-to-face conversations and training such as this helps [the Army] to be smarter in what to ask for and what to expect from us.”
There’s probably no place on earth with more institutional knowledge about Electronic Warfare than sleepy little Whidbey. For 40 years, it’s been home to the Navy’s Prowler fleet, and will continue as home to the EA-18s.