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At Patrol Squadron FOUR, we recognize that spouses, children, dependents, and even extended family members are important members of our Skinny Dragon Ohana. From our trained Command Ombudsmen to spouses clubs and family activity days, we strive to ensure that that all Skinny Dragons receive the tools and support they need to succeed!

Click here for the Family Information Packet for NAS Whidbey Island.

Click here for the Housing Information Packet for NAS Whidbey Island.

Click here for the Property Managers Contact List for NAS Whidbey Island.


Specific programs include:


Command Ombudsman

We are fortunate to have two trained Ombudsmen at PATRON FOUR. These dedicated volunteers received extensive training in virtually every aspect of Navy family support and have been officially-designated by the squadron Commanding Officer. They function as communications links, information resources, referral services, and command family member advocates. They are also responsible for publishing the monthly command Ombudsman Newsletter that is mailed to all squadron families. If you have a question, they can find the answer! (Click on the names below to e-mail our Ombudsman)

Katherine Dibbern 240-446-2088

Specific areas of expertise include:

*Family Advocacy *Communication
*Deployment Readiness *Relocation Assistance
*New Parent Training *Personal Improvement
*Family Member Employment Progams *Navy Educational Programs
*Financial Management *And more!!

To visit the Navy Ombudsman page for an overview of program services, visit:

Also visit the VP-4 Ombudsman page on Facebook:

Officers' Spouses Club (OSC)

The VP-4 OSC is a command-endorsed group open to spouses of all Commissioned and Warrant Officers in VP-4. It is a great way to meet other spouses, learn about your new duty station, and engage in charitable works in the community. Meetings are held once a month, and numerous charity fundraisers and socials are held throughout the year. Past acitvities have included: charity auctions, charity breakfast sales, socials, deployment care packages, and more!

For information on upcoming events or membership information, contact Club President Amanda Williamson.


Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)

MWR is a Navy-wide organization with branch locations on or near every active Navy installation. Examples of programs and services provided include:

  • Counseling Services (Financial, Clinical, Family Advocacy, and more!)
  • Childcare Centers
  • Exchange Shopping
  • Discount Tickets to Area Attractions
  • Outdoor Equipment Rentals
  • Automotive Hobby Shops
  • Fitness Centers
  • Youth Programs
  • Single Sailor Programs
  • And more!

For specific information, visit the Whidbey MWR webpage at:


Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)

NMCRS is a privately-funded nonprofit organization, sponsored by the Department of the Navy, which provides interest-free loans and grants to military families in need. Additionally, they provide financial counselling, budgeting classes, and financial planning services. There is a local office conveniently located aboard NASWI.

They can be contacted by phone at: (360) 257-2728, M-F 0800-1600

Or visit them on the web at:


Miltary Onesource

Military Onesource is a DoD-sponsored organization that provides support to military members and families 24/7. They provide a myriad of services including: financial planning tools, new parent classes, counselling, moving services, tax preparation, dietary counselling, family member employment, recreation/vacation planning, and referral services. They can be reached anytime via their toll-free number: 1 (800) 342-9647 or on the web at:


Project FOCUS (Families Overcoming Under Stress)

Project FOCUS is a Department of the Navy-sponsored program providing training and support for families to help them maintain helathy and strong relationships through all phases of deployment, before, during, and after. The program is free to Navy Families and offers a welath of resources from online self-help and education to periodic newsletters to in-person training and counselling sessions. The project website is:


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