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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congress settles on 15 more Growlers

E/A-18G GrowlerAfter much wrangling, legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama funds an additional 15 Boeing EA-18G Growlers in the 2015 fiscal year budget.

This “indicates the planes’ importance to our national defense strategy in this age of new technology,” said Congressman Rick Larsen in an emailed statement.

However, the bill does not mean Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, which houses most of the Navy’s Growlers, will “automatically house 15 more active Growlers,” Larsen said.

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