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Commander, Navy Region Northwest provides consolidated base operations support for Navy activities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. The commander oversees the assigned shore organization and provides facilities and space management, exercise coordination, and support to homeported and transient ships, submarines, and aircraft as well as afloat and ashore tenants, military and family members.


Subordinate to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Submarine Group 9 has administrative control over assigned submarine commands and units in the Pacific Northwest. The group commander monitors shipboard training, personnel, supply and material readiness of ballistic missile submarines and their crews. The commander is also responsible for nuclear submarines undergoing conversion or overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.


The John C. Stennis Strike Group synchronizes the capabilities of multiple ships and squadrons to provide coordinated forward presence around the globe. Its forces, up to 10 ships and 70 aircraft, are mission flexible and ready to engage. From sustained air operations to maritime interdiction, the group projects American power.

USS John C. Stennis

USS John C. Stennis is 4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory capable of traveling to the furthest reaches of the globe. Stennis and her crew provide forward presence and credible deterrence. They conduct sustained air operations, maritime interdiction, counter-piracy operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

As the John C. Stennis Strike Group flagship, Stennis hosts an embarked air wing and deploys with as many as six ships. The ship is named after Sen. Stennis, a 41-year statesman from Mississippi.

More than 3,000 men and women live and work aboard the ship.


The mission of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility is to maintain, modernize and retire the Navy’s fleet. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility provide the Navy with maintenance, modernization, recycling and support that helps assure America’s dominance at sea. It has permanent sites in Bremerton, Bangor and Everett, Washington; in San Diego, California; and at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. The shipyard in Bremerton is the Pacific Northwest’s largest naval shore facility and one of Washington state’s largest industrial installations. The Intermediate Maintenance Facility is the largest command at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor.


The Naval Undersea Warfare Center at Keyport provides technical leadership, engineering expertise and unique facility complexes that serve to ensure sustainment of undersea warfare superiority for the United States. As one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport’s mission is focused on developing and applying advanced technical capabilities to test, evaluate, field, and maintain undersea warfare systems and related defense assets.

Keyport’s primary site is on the Puget Sound, but in order to provide ready support to fleet operational forces at all major Navy homeports in the Pacific, Keyport also maintains detachments in Southern California and Hawaii, an operating site in Guam and an office in Japan. An operating site in Hawthorne, Nevada, is used for storage and maintenance of undersea mines. Naval Sea Logistics Center, an echelon five command under Keyport, is in Pennsylvania and has satellite offices mostly on the East Coast. Keyport also has a presence in Canada in partnership with the Royal Canadian Navy for undersea range operations.

Keyport’s technical complexes are recognized national assets and include more than 2.3 million square feet of specialized technical facilities and nearly 2,000 square nautical miles of undersea ranges. The highly trained and diverse workforce of engineers, scientists, technicians and industrial craftsmen are developing, maintaining and providing technical solutions to meet fleet material and operational readiness needs.


Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest is a complex, multimission, echelon four command reporting to Commander, NAVFAC Atlantic. NAVFAC Northwest has public works departments at Kitsap, Whidbey Island and Everett. The geographic area of responsibility covers 11 states: Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Wyoming.

NAVFAC Northwest’s diversified programs support planning, design, contracting and construction (including the acquisition and disposal of real estate for the Navy) and assist client activities in the application of specialized programs such as energy, environment and base closures.


Located on the shores of Puget Sound at Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton, Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound provides a variety of logistics support services and products to fleet and shore commands of the U.S. Navy and other military commands and governmental agencies in the Pacific Rim. The Navy’s regional broker for Commander, Navy Region Northwest, NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound is staffed with 68 Navy personnel and 322 civilian employees. The center delivers combat capability through logistics by teaming with regional partners and customers to provide supply chain management, procurement, contracting and transportation services, technical and customer support, defense fuel products and worldwide movement of personal property.


Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific provides strategic missile and weapon system support to the fleet and other designated activities. The facility provides the capability of assembly, storage, checkout, onload and offload of missiles; ensures custody, accountability and control of strategic weapons and material; publishes and maintains START procedures and conducts START inspections; and provides technical engineering services for guidance, missile and launcher support equipment.


Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Bangor secures strategic assets within the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific area of responsibility in order to prevent unauthorized access or loss of control. Additionally, the battalion is prepared to conduct recapture or recovery operations in order to regain control of compromised strategic assets.


USS Nimitz is a supercarrier of the U.S. Navy. One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN 68 but was later redesignated CVN 68 (nuclear-powered, multimission aircraft carrier) on June 30, 1975, as part of the fleet realignment. Nimitz was homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, until 1987, when she was relocated to Naval Station Bremerton, Washington (now part of Naval Base Kitsap).

Following her refueling and complex overhaul in 2001, her homeport was changed to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. The homeport of Nimitz was again moved to Naval Station Everett, Washington, in 2012. In January 2015, Nimitz changed homeport from Everett back to Naval Base Kitsap.

Nimitz is now the oldest American aircraft carrier in active service. She is named after the great military leader Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. The ship is part of Carrier Strike Group 11 at Naval Station Everett.

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