Naval Base Kitsap
Updated On: 10/16/2012 9:20:57 PM
Naval Base Kitsap is host command for 45 real properties (land, buildings or facilities) encompassing over 10,000 acres in various locations in Alaska and British Columbia, as well as our primary bases in Washington State. The five main installations in Kitsap County; Bangor, Bremerton, Keyport, Manchester and Jackson Park include diversified missions found together nowhere else in the Navy. On these bases alone, there are over 60 tenant commands made up of civilian, contractor, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Army professionals who are all dedicated to the support and operation of our primary mission: to support the fleet, fighter and family in the defense and protection of our nation.
The Mission of Naval Base Kitsap is to serve as the host command for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound, and to provide base operating services, including support to a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, two Military Sealift Command combat logistic ships, and 14 submarines representing all three classes of U.S. Navy submarines. Evidence of our drive for excellence is reflected within numerous food service, environmental, energy reductions, and pollution control awards received during this award evaluation period.
Our main bases berth the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, eight Ohio Class ballistic missile submarines, three attack submarines, including the uniquely designed USS Jimmy Carter, and two of multi-mission guided missile and special operations SSGNs. Naval Base Kitsap is the only base to host three classes of nuclear powered submarines. On the shore side, our base supports some of the best maintenance and production organizations in the fleet, including historic Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific and its Marine and Navy Security Group, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Detachment Keyport and Manchester Fuel Depot.
Command structure at Naval Base Kitsap includes numerous staff and service organizations that support various programs such as family readiness groups, childcare programs, housing initiatives for married and single service members, Homeport Ashore and physical readiness programs for all hands. Three flag commands are base tenants: Commander Navy Region Northwest, Commander Submarine Group Nine and Commander Carrier Strike Group Three; as well as security, emergency response, fire and medical.
Naval Base Kitsap’s commissaries, exchanges, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities are among the best in the fleet, providing support to over 100,000 active duty and retired people in our area. An integral part of our five surrounding communities, NBK provides mutual aide in the form of fire, rescue, medical and hazardous material responses averaging two times daily. The base is an active member of sixteen community organizations that foster both volunteerism and strategic alliances for business and local government development.
Naval Base Kitsap’s legacy of superior service was recognized in several awards in recent years. Most notably, Naval Base Kitsap was recently named as commander, Navy Region Northwest’s selection to compete in the Commander-In-Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence for 2011.
"Service to the Servicemen and Women" is particularly noteworthy at Naval Base Kitsap by consistent awards in five-star excellence at the base galleys and a DoD award for environmental achievement in Pollution Prevention.
Excellence is the standard for Naval Base Kitsap. Partnering and cooperating are the way of life, providing the highest quality of service to Fleet, Fighter and Family.
For more information please visit Naval Base Kitsap website at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/kitsap or call the base operator at 396-6111 or 476-3711. Naval Base Kitsap Command Suite and Quarterdeck is located in Building 443 just inside the Naval Avenue Gate in Bremerton. The quarterdeck’s phone number is 627-4024 and the Command Suite’s number is 627-4000. read more...