The Navy’s permanent presence in West Puget Sound dates back to 1891 when the Navy purchased 190 acres of Pacific Northwest wilderness for less than $10,000. On this acreage, the Navy established Puget Sound Naval Station, Bremerton. After initial surveying by Lt. Charles Wilkes, a commission chaired by Alfred T.
Once again, welcome aboard to Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Hospital Bremerton and Naval Magazine Indian Island. The following segments provide basic information on check-in, housing and the rules and regulations for each installation.
Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) encompasses more than 11,000 acres in various locations in Washington state, Alaska and British Columbia. NBK’s five main installations are in Kitsap County and include Bangor, Bremerton, Keyport, Manchester and Jackson Park. NBK and its tenant commands feature a plethora of missions, diversity found only in
Naval Hospital Bremerton is a 25-Bed Military Community Hospital that services over 62,000 MHS beneficiaries. On any given day, there are over 1400 medical and dental outpatient visits, 2,100 prescriptions filled, 80 Urgent Care Clinic visits, eight surgical cases, and two babies delivered. The average daily inpatient census is
Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Indian Island’s strategic mission is to provide ordnance logistics support to the Pacific Fleet and the joint services in peace and war. In 1941, the Navy commissioned the Naval Magazine and Net depot on Indian Island and used the organization for the storage of Navy munitions
Naval Base Kitsap has several programs and many facilities to help the members and family of its tenant commands. Religious services, recreational opportunities, lodging and financial support have all been taken into consideration to help Sailors focus while at work and relax on liberty.
Commander, Navy Region Northwest is responsible for coordinating activities of Navy bases in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. The majority of those facilities are in the Puget Sound area. Primary mission areas for the command’s staff include environmental coordination, regional
With so much to do and all within an hour’s drive, the West Sound will never leave you bored. You can go mountain biking, head to a museum, go scuba diving and more. If you’re hungry, you can find just about any food you’d like. There are restaurants serving
Story by Douglas Stutz on 01/06/2017 By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The flu season has taken a tragic upswing so far this winter. There have been four fatalities two in December and two in January - directly linked to influenza in Kitsap County this season. Although
Story by PO1 Amanda Gray on 12/24/2016 The Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., following a 92-day strategic deterrent patrol, Dec. 23. During the patrol, the submarine made a scheduled port visit to Apra Harbor, Guam.
Story by PO3 Charles Gaddis IV on 12/19/2016 BREMERTON, Wash. Service members, veterans, and volunteers laid wreaths on the gravestones of fallen service members in observance of National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day at Ivy Green Cemetery, Dec. 17. At 9 a.m. in Bremerton, service members and volunteers came together