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Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (Public Works Department)

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (Public Works Department)

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest provides public works functions for Naval Station Everett. The department is divided into multiple divisions (Facilities Management, Facilities Engineering and Acquisition, Production and Environmental) that perform many diverse duties, which include facility and transportation maintenance; facility planning and engineering; construction and facility service contract administration; vehicle assignments and rentals; crane operations; self-help; utilities operations; environmental compliance; and hazardous and solid waste disposal, reutilization and composting services.

FMD: The Facilities Management Division (FMD) is the point of work generation for Naval Station Everett and also provides real property management. It receives work requests from supported commands, manages current year sustainment funds, and develops and manages base master planning. The public works service desk can be reached at 425-304-4357 or DSN 727-4357.

FEAD: The Facilities Engineering, Acquisition and Management Division (FEAD) is responsible for facility repair and maintenance, acquisition planning, and contract administration of construction and service contracts from design to delivery. The Facilities Engineering, Acquisition and Management Divisions are in Building 2000, rooms 242 and 227.

Production Division: The Production Division (Shops) provides an in-house workforce to execute facility maintenance, utility operations, energy management, recycling and the base support vehicle equipment program. The Solid Waste and Recycling Branch provides solid waste disposal, reutilization and composting services though curbside service to collect, consolidate and market recyclable material from station departments, tenant commands and homeported ships. Proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials cover the program’s operating costs and enhance quality of life, energy conservation and environmental programs. The maintenance shops are at Building 2132, and the Recycle Center is located at Building 2331. For more information, contact the Recycle Center at 425-304-3071 or DSN 727-3071.

Environmental Division: The Environmental Division is responsible for oversight and review of Navy operations, projects, and recreational activities to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Services include environmental permits; natural, cultural and historical resources; drinking water, stormwater and wastewater; pollution prevention; hazardous waste; spill prevention and response; and environmental site-specific training. The Environmental Office is located in Building 2000, Room 225, and the Hazardous Waste Accumulation Facility is at Building 2150. For more information, contact the Environmental Division at 425-304-3470 or DSN 727-3470.

Naval Radio Station (T) Jim Creek

Naval Radio Station (T) Jim Creek is divided into two separate and distinct identities. The operational organization is the very low frequency (VLF) naval radio station, which provides operational command and control communications for the Pacific Submarine Fleet by managing, operating and maintaining the AN/FRT-3 VLF Radio Transmitting System and a one-of-a-kind catenary antenna array system. The VLF radio construction started in 1949. The transmitter was first keyed in 1952 and began the official broadcast in 1953. NRS (T) Jim Creek has a reputation as being the “most reliable VLF site.” Naval Radio Station (T) Jim Creek is a tenant organization.

Jim Creek’s secondary purpose is as a regional outdoor recreation area for use by all active-duty military, retired military, DOD civilians, reservists, families and sponsored guests. In this case, Jim Creek is part of the naval station.

Jim Creek is located in the foothills of the North Cascades just outside Arlington, about 30 to 40 minutes from the naval station, and borders the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Boulder River Wilderness area. Overnight accommodations include no-hookup campsites, full-hookup RV pads, one- and two-room log cabins, apartment-style dens, and a lodge with kitchen and dining room, bathrooms and a sleeping capacity of up to 50 people. A restroom and shower facility with handicapped access is centrally located near the campgrounds and picnic areas. There are designated areas for group camping, as well as a large picnic pavilion for group picnics, located near the playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits.

Jim Creek is also home to Twin Lakes, two 35-acre lakes located approximately 5 miles from the main campground and famous for its excellent fishing and boating. Along Twin Lakes are hiking and biking trails that meander through old-growth forests. For information or  reservations at Jim Creek, please call 425-304-5315/5363 or stop by ITT/Leisure Services in The Commons building.

 

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