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Naval Base Kitsap: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)
Naval Base Kitsap: In-Depth Welcome CenterNaval Base Kitsap: In-Depth Welcome Center

Naval Base Kitsap: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to your new home at Naval Base Kitsap! The base serves as the host command for the Navy’s fleet throughout the Pacific Northwest, providing exceptional services, programs, and facilities to meet the needs of its hosted war-fighting commands, tenant activities, and personnel.

Naval Base Kitsap is the third-largest Navy installation in the United States, and arguably the most complex. It is home to a diverse range of high-value strategic missions, including all types of submarines, two Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and the largest fuel depot in the Continental U.S. Kitsap is also the home of several research, development, testing, and evaluation commands that ensure the Navy’s technological advantage over the rest of the world.

Naval Base Kitsap is in a unique area on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state and is a conglomerate of installations at Bangor, Bremerton, Jackson Park, Keyport, and Manchester. The navy base in Washington state encompasses over 12,000 acres supporting more than 70 tenant commands, including Commander, Navy Region Northwest, and Commander, Submarine Group 9. The base is also responsible for Naval Hospital Bremerton.

  1. Where Is Naval Base Kitsap?
  2. Google Map View
  3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
  4. Entering Naval Base Kitsap and Base Amenities
  5. Where Should I Live Near Naval Base Kitsap?
  6. What Schools are Near Naval Base Kitsap?
  7. What’s the Weather Like in Naval Base Kitsap?
  8. Things to Do Near Naval Base Kitsap

Where Is Naval Base Kitsap?

Main Gate – Bangor Visitor Control Center
1035 Trident Blvd.
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 396-4665

Naval Base Kitsap Map

Naval Base Kitsap Map

Naval Base Kitsap Directions

Driving Directions to Naval Base Kitsap

Naval Base Kitsap is approximately 30 miles west of Seattle but Puget Sound divides the area so it’s faster to drive a longer route instead of crossing multiple waterways via ferries.

1. If you are driving, you’ll take Interstate 5 south until you see the signs for state Route 16.
2. Go west until you merge onto WA-3 North.
3. Use the right two lanes to take the WA-308 East exit toward Keyport/Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor.
4. This will take you to the main gate, which is open 24 hours a day.

Amtrak Station Near Naval Base Kitsap

If you arrive by train, Seattle is the stop nearest to base, roughly 75 minutes away.

Ferries Near Naval Base Kitsap

It can be quicker, easier and more fun to travel from Seattle to Naval Base Kitsap via Washington State Ferries. There is a daily ferry that connects travelers from Seattle to Bremerton and back again, several times a day (and night).

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

If you are traveling by air, you will land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Shuttle service is available from the airport directly to Naval Base Kitsap, with reservations recommended. A dozen rental car agencies are available at the airport with shuttles to their offsite locations.

Driving Directions from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  1. If you are driving from the airport, follow the signs to access I-5 and head south going toward Tacoma.
  2. Stay on I-5 until you reach state Route 16.
  3. Continue west until you merge onto WA-3 North.
  4. Use the right two lanes to take the WA-308 East exit toward Keyport/Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor.
  5. If you are driving a rental car, you will need to stop at the Visitor’s Center on the left as you enter Naval Base Kitsap to obtain a temporary/visitor’s pass for the vehicle.

Naval Base Kitsap Transportation Office

Bangor Household Goods & Transportation Office
Bangor Plaza

2720 Ohio St.
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 396-4366
Transportation Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1600

Entering Naval Base Kitsap and Base Amenities

Entering Naval Base Kitsap and Base Amenities

In order to gain access to the installation, you must have valid identification. To register your vehicle, a current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration is required. If you are driving a rental car, proceed directly to the gate and be prepared to show valid identification credentials and rental car documents. Click here to find out where to go.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Incoming personnel assigned to Naval Base Kitsap are required to show up on their assigned day with all required paperwork (copy of orders, DA 31, medical and dental records, and military personnel file). When you arrive at Naval Base Kitsap, report to the Duty Office in Bldg. 1100, near the Trident Gate (Main Bangor Gate). The duty office personnel will assist you in getting in touch with your command. If you need to call the duty office, the number is 1 (360) 627-4024.

Fleet and Family Support Center
1099 Tautog Circle
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 315-5028

Naval Base Kitsap Visitor Centers

Bangor Visitor Control Center

1035 Trident Blvd.
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 396-4665

Bangor Visitor Control Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0700 – 1520

Bremerton Visitor Control Center

Bldg. 981, adjacent to Missouri Gate
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 1 (360) 476-4882

Bremerton Visitor Control Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0700 – 1520

Keyport Visitor Control Center

Bldg. 916, adjacent to Naval Base Kitsap-Keyport Main Gate
Keyport, WA 98345
Phone: 1 (360) 476-4882

Keyport Visitor Control Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0700 – 1520

Naval Base Kitsap DEERS Office

The Naval Base Kitsap DEERS Offices are on an appointment-based system. Appointments can be scheduled and cards can be renewed prior to card expiration. Walk-ins can be seen on an emergency basis only (lost CAC, PIN reset, DD Form 1172, in/out-processing, and retiree card renewal). More information and appointments can be found here.

Bremerton DEERS Office

Bldg. 1013
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 1 (360) 627-3331

Bremerton DEERS Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 – 1600

Bangor DEERS Office

Bldg. 1050
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 396-5732

Bangor DEERS Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 – 1600

Naval Base Kitsap Gate Hours

There are seven gates that currently provide access to Naval Base Kitsap on the Bremerton side and two providing access on the Bangor side.

Bremerton Gate Hours

  • Charleston Gate (Main Gate) – Open 24/7.
  • Keyport Main Gate – Open 24/7.
  • Jackson Park-Naval Hospital Bremerton Main Gate – Open 24/7.
  • Manchester Fuel Depot Gate – Open 24/7.
  • Naval Avenue Gate – Open 0500 to 1930 Monday through Friday.
  • Montgomery Gate – Open 0500 to 0730 (inbound only) and 1400 to 1700 (outbound only), when carriers are in port.
  • Missouri Gate – Open 0500 to 0730 Monday through Friday (inbound only) and 1500 to 1700 Monday through Friday (outbound only).

Bangor Gate Hours

  • Trident Gate (Main Gate) – Open 24/7.
  • Trigger Gate – Open 0500 to 1930 Monday through Friday and 0800 to 2000 Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

Naval Base Kitsap Commissaries

Naval Base Kitsap Commissary

The commissaries on Naval Base Kitsap let you save your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, self-service bagging lanes, a bakery, a deli, special orders for produce trays, sushi platters, sandwich party trays, custom cakes, and more.

Bremerton Commissary

120 S. Dewey St.
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 1 (360) 405-1971

Bremerton Commissary Hours

  • Wednesday through Monday – 0900 to 1900

Bangor Commissary

2604 Ohio St.
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 396-6025

Bangor Commissary Hours

  • Tuesday through Sunday – 0900 to 1900

Naval Base Kitsap Exchange

The Naval Base Kitsap Navy Exchanges gives you the opportunity to save on thousands of products, including brand name electronics, handbags, jewelry, clothing, and more.

Bremerton Main Navy Exchange

120 S. Dewey St., Bldg. 863
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 1 (360) 627-4843

Bremerton Exchange Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 1800
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays – 1000 to 1800

Bangor Main Navy Exchange

2600 Ohio St.
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 315-4563

Bangor Exchange Hours

  • Monday through Sunday – 0900 to 1900
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1800

Naval Base Kitsap Barber Shops

Naval Base Kitsap Barber Shops

There are two barber shops on base. Hours vary by location so call for more information.

Bremerton Main Barber Shop
Bldg. 863
Phone: 1 (360) 627-4851

Bangor Main Barber Shop
Bldg. 2600
Phone: 1 (360) 315-4583

Naval Base Kitsap Post Office

There is one main post office where service personnel can send and receive mail.

Naval Base Kitsap Post Office
602 Pacific Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 1 (360) 475-0248

Hours:

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 1700

Naval Base Kitsap Finance Office

The Naval Base Kitsap Personnel Support Detachment Office is open from 0730 to 1600 Monday through Friday. The office is also where you go for ID card and DEERS services. The office primarily provides personnel, pay, and transportation support to over 15,000 service members on base. The office also serves the local retiree population. For financial support beyond what’s offered here, the Fleet & Family Support Center offers a number of services including personal financial management assistance.

Naval Base Kitsap Personnel Support Detachment Office
1050 Trident Blvd.
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 396-5732

Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1600

Naval Base Kitsap Legal Office

There are two legal offices at Naval Base Kitsap for you to choose from. Both offer legal services to active duty Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard services members and their dependents, as well as reservists on active duty for more than 30 days and to retirees as resources permit. Call to make an appointment.

Region Legal Service Office Northwest – Bremerton
365 S. Barclay, Bldg. 433
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 1 (360) 476-1003

Bremerton Office Hours

  • Monday and Thursday – 0730 to 1600
  • Tuesday – 0900 to 1600
  • Wednesday – 0730 to 1600 and walk-in hours for active duty from 0800 to 1100
  • Friday – 0900 to 1200
  • Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Region Legal Service Office Northwest – Bangor
1001 Tautog Circle, Bldg. 1001
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 396-6003

Bangor Office Hours

  • Monday – 0730 to 1600 and walk-in hours for active duty from 0800 to 1100
  • Tuesday – 0930 to 1600
  • Wednesday and Thursday – 0730 to 1600
  • Friday – 0930 to 1600
  • Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Naval Base Kitsap Library

The Navy MWR Digital Library offers over 25 online services that are available 24/7 from anywhere with internet access. Some of the services available include access to eBooks and audiobooks, language programs, test preparation, tutoring, genealogy, and more.

Navy MWR Library Program
Phone: 1 (202) 433-0785

Naval Base Kitsap Hotels

Naval Base Kitsap Hotels

Naval Base Kitsap has plenty of options for temporary lodging while you get settled into your new assignment. The hotels offer guests pet-friendly accommodations and a smoke-free environment. Enjoy amenities like complimentary breakfast, playgrounds, laundry machines, and free WiFi. The front desks are open 24/7, though check-in starts at 1600 and checkout is at 1100. To make reservations, visit Navy Gateway Inn & Suites or Navy Lodge.

Navy Lodge Bangor
Trigger Avenue, Bldg. 2906
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 779-9700

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites – Bangor
2750 Sargo Circle
Silverdale, Washington, 98315
Phone: 1 (360) 930-6830

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites – Bremerton
120 S. Dewey St., Bldg. 865
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 1 (360) 824-3337

Download MyBaseGuide’s Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Naval Base Kitsap Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Naval Base Kitsap

Where Should I Live Near Naval Base Kitsap?

Cities Near Naval Base Kitsap

There are several cities near Naval Base Kitsap. Bremerton is (obviously) closest to the Bremerton side of the base and Silverdale is closer to the Bangor side. All cities listed below are situated alongside major roadways, making it easy to get to and from the installation.

Best Places to Live Near Naval Base Kitsap

Bainbridge Island, WA

Bainbridge Island is situated on an island (obviously) in the Puget Sound between Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula. You can easily connect to Seattle via ferry or to Kitsap by car. Living on the island feels like you’re permanently on vacation, with eclectic boutiques, scenic vistas, amazing restaurants, and an abundance of outdoor activities. It’s small and quaint, with more than 25,000 who call it home. Housing is on the higher end and is scarce but that’s likely due to the great schools and overall higher cost of living in the extended Seattle area. There are year-round outdoor activities, including numerous beaches, parks and trails. Take a stroll through Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre exquisitely landscaped forest garden on the northern end of the island, or check out the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, an outdoor exhibit commemorating the tragic internment of Japanese Americans from the island.

Bremerton, WA

Bremerton is the largest city in the region, with more than 41,000 people calling it home, and is just a short ferry ride from Seattle. There is so much to love about Bremerton: the city is full of arts, culture and diversity, and its location is ideal for those stationed at Naval Base Kitsap. The city has unique neighborhoods with new and affordable (relatively speaking) housing, excellent schools, and more than 30 parks. Visit the fabulous fountains, public plazas, parks, and memorials around the Bremerton waterfront and Arts District. A few blocks north of downtown is Evergreen Rotary Park featuring the 9/11 Memorial. Nearby Gold Mountain Golf Course includes two 18 hole championship courses and disc golf is available at NAD Park. The peninsula is home to dozens of military cemeteries, memorials and historic sites that honor those who served and died for our country.

Silverdale, WA

Centrally located on the Kitsap Peninsula, Silverdale offers scenic trails, award-winning breweries and beachfront hotels with stunning views of Dyes Inlet, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, and glorious sunsets. Not to mention that it’s right outside the gates of the Bangor side of Naval Base Kitsap. Easy beach access leads itself to tons of outdoor fun, and an array of cool shops, malls, movie theaters and a bowling alley offer plenty of indoor activities, too. The city is full of history with buildings from the 1800s still in use today in Old Town Silverdale. The Silverdale Waterfront Park, one of the most popular in the area, is perfect for family outings or outdoor birthday parties.

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Naval Base Kitsap Schools

Naval Base Kitsap Schools

Washington State adopted the nation’s Common Core standards in 2011. The national standards ensure your children will be able to transition easily to life in the Pacific Northwest and receive a quality education. You’ll find a ton of elementary, intermediate, and high schools to choose from, both public and private. Not to mention preschools and daycare facilities for the younger kids.

There are 12 school districts in the Naval Base Kitsap area to serve your child. Rest assured, no matter where they go they will have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra help, there are a number of programs available. The Naval Base Kitsap School Liaison Officer can help make the tough transition to a new school easier by providing resources and immediate connections.

Naval Base Kitsap Weather

Naval Base Kitsap Weather

Yes, it rains quite a bit in the Pacific Northwest. You will experience very rainy and overcast days through fall, winter and spring, but the summers are warm and dry.

Spring

Rain is a common occurrence at this time of year. When it’s not raining, the temperatures are pleasant, trending on the warm side. The season is ideal for outdoor recreation and entertainment.

Summer

Things begin to warm up in June. The higher temps stick around until mid-September, and the warmest days are usually in August. Take advantage of the sunny days and all of the outdoor activities.

Fall

The rainy season starts in October and lasts through spring. Temperatures are still on the warmer side but there’s always the chance of rain. The temps are still above 60. This is the perfect time to camp and fish.

Winter

As expected, the lowest temperatures of the year are during winter months. Washington sees snow but you’re more likely to get rain on and around Naval Base Kitsap. Skiing can be enjoyed a short drive away.

 Naval Base Kitsap Things to Do

Naval Base Kitsap Things to Do

The Pacific Northwest is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors with activities like fishing, hiking, boating and hunting at nearby parks and lakes. You can easily hop a ferry over to Seattle for concerts from your favorite musicians, dine at amazing restaurants, visit the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP for those in the know) or take the kids to the Seattle Children’s Museum, and you can’t go to Seattle without visiting Pike Place Market. Not to mention the recreation and entertainment options available on post thanks to Navy MWR.

Suggested Read: 30 of the Best Things to Do Near Naval Base Kitsap

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Conclusion

Moving to a new place can certainly have its challenges, but you couldn’t ask to live somewhere better than the Pacific Northwest. This area is beautiful and there’s always something to do, whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or an indoor one. Enjoy your time off at one of the many parks and beaches, taking in a round of golf at an amazing course, or taking a ferry ride across the Puget Sound to Seattle. While at Naval Base Kitsap, you’ll have the chance to train at one of the largest Navy installations in the United States and the great location makes it easy to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

 

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