Moving to Whidbey Island?
First of all, we want to say welcome! Your Whidbey adventure awaits. We are excited for you to uncover the opportunities this community provides! Anywhere from family-friendly events, beautiful outdoor seanery, and classic shops. There’s a myriad of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy.
- Fleet and Family Support Center - Offers military support in transition assistance, Financial Management, Family Support, and More.
- The Navy Region Northwest Housing Service Centers (HSC) - Offers assistance finding homes, inspection assistance, cost savings, opportunities and more.
- Grocery Stores
By: Brianna Hilton
Deployments are a challenging time for military families, stirring up emotions and even influencing relationships. Spouses often find parenting less enjoyable during these periods, and teens sense a void in their bond with the deployed parent. What is more, in a study of 2,700 military families, it was found that spouses reported less satisfaction with being a parent during the deployment period. It’s not easy, to say the least—but, here’s the silver lining—open lines of communication can bridge this gap. Heartfelt letters, frequent video calls - they all help.