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 PO3 Charles Gaddis IV on 11/19/2016 TACOMA, Wash. Fans, service members, and spouses gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) Cowan Stadium to cheer on Sailors and Soldiers as they competed in the 17th annual Army vs. Navy regional flag football game, Nov. 18. The Navy continued their four
Story by Brian Davis on 11/18/2016 Mike Ruelle, a packer at the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound (FLCPS) Supply Support Department at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, was attending a training course at the U. S. Army Defense Ammunition Center in McAlester, Okla., when he was shown various methods and
Story by PO2 Alex Van'tLeven on 11/17/2016 EVERETT, Wash. The Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Enlisted Women in Submarines (EWIS) task force concluded its visit to naval installations in the Pacific Northwest, Nov. 16. The visit was part of an EWIS task force roadshow, where recruiters traveled to naval installations