Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Growler Week?

Growler Week is a collection of annual events designed to promote professional collaboration and foster camaraderie between the many Military and Civilian organizations, Industry partners, and generations of Aviators that represent the rich heritage and exciting future of Airborne Electronic Attack.

Who can participate in Growler Week events?

Not all of these events are open to the public.  Unless otherwise specified, these events are intended for the Officers assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadrons and their families. We are also pleased to welcome the Electronic Attack community’s Civilian team members, Senior Navy leaders, Industry partners, and other invited guests. Don’t forget, vaccinations are highly encouraged!

When is Growler Week 2023?

The events this year will be held from July 24-29, 2023  Individual event pages will be hosted on this website once the event draws closer.

Why do Growler Week events cost money? 

The setup, entertainment, venues, and services utilized throughout the events this year do cost money so a fee is often times required for attendance to cover the event’s price. Under no circumstances does the community “pocket” any of the funds collected for Growler Week activities. For 2023, there is expected to be a small rise in cost as a result of economic trends, distributor/vendor pricing, etc. Please reference the individual events’ links where we intend to be as clear as possible about what your ticket will be covering! We’re dedicated to making this a joyous occasion for everyone!

Where are the Growler Week events located?

All of the events are held on scenic Whidbey Island, Washington. Many of the events take place on or near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI).  Specific events locations will be found on their respective pages shortly. If you require base access, please submit this form.

How do I register for a Growler Week event?

We have partnered with Eventbrite to provide our guests with a fast and convenient online registration experience.  Once set up each event page will provide you with a link to register for that event, unless that event is free or registration is at the beginning of the event.  Just look for the Ticket/Registration information window or the big orange button.

What payment methods may I use for tickets and registration fees?

We have partnered with Eventbrite & Paypal to accept online credit and debit card transactions for Growler Week events.

Checks should be made payable to “Electronic Attack Week Fund.” Drop your check off at the VAQ-129 ODO Desk during normal working hours or mail your check to:

EA Week Fund
C/O VAQ 129
OAK HARBOR WA 98278-6200

Why is there a fee listed on the Ticket / Registration Information window?

Our online partners charge small fees for providing the registration and payment services we require.

 Why am I unable to register for an Growler Week event?

Space is limited for many of our events! So register early.  If we are currently unable to accommodate your request, please be aware that we do maintain a waiting list for each event.  We will notify you by email if we’re able to offer you a place at the event in the future.