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 PO1 Amanda Gray on 01/30/2017 Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) concluded a visit to the Pacific Northwest, Jan. 30, following a series of engagements with key civic and community leaders as well as engaging with locally-based organizations. The namesake visit provided
Story by PO2 Vaughan Dill on 01/28/2017 SILVERDALE, Wash. Seven Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) panel members shared their testimonials during a NWW Family Symposium Jan. 26. at the Bangor Plaza Ballroom. NWW panel members included Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Cameron Fisher, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island;
Story by PO3 Charles Gaddis IV on 01/21/2017 BREMERTON, Wash. Service members, shipyard professionals, Department of Defense civilians and community organizations came together January 20, at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton's CPO Club to participate in the Athena Project. The Athena Project is a volunteer organization seeking new ideas and innovations from