in Snohomish County
Naval Station Everett is on the northeast side of Puget Sound next to the marina area of Everett, Washington, 25 miles north of Seattle. The Smokey Point Navy Support Complex is between Marysville and Arlington, Washington, 11 miles north of the naval station.
Naval Station Everett is one of the Navy’s newest and most modern facilities. Everett has one of only two Navy-owned West Coast deep-water ports; such ports require no dredging to maintain water depth at the piers and have no tidal or navigational restrictions on ship movement.
The station is home to Carrier Strike Group 11 and Destroyer Squadron 9, as well as Regional Support Organization Pacific Northwest. The station is homeport for six Navy ships and two Coast Guard ships: USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sampson (DDG 102), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), USCGC Henry Blake (WLM 563) and USCGC Blue Shark (WPB 87360). Military Sealift Command supply vessels and other visiting ships also use the port on a regular basis.
There are about 1,200 sailors and civil service personnel assigned to commands at Naval Station Everett. The station itself has about 450 sailors and civilians assigned.
Naval Station Everett supports mission-critical functions at Jim Creek Radio Station in Arlington and Naval Facility Pacific Beach on Washington’s Pacific coast. The radio station maintains communication with submarines in the Pacific. It is surrounded by the 5,000-acre Jim Creek Wilderness Recreation Area that includes a Navy-protected old growth forest. Naval Facility Pacific Beach supports training for Navy pilots from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Naval Station Everett’s areas of responsibility within the Northwest Region encompass the Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho, and the Naval Radio Transmitter Facility in LaMoure, North Dakota. Navy Reserve activities include 16 Navy operational support centers.
While many support facilities are found on Naval Station Everett itself, the Smokey Point Navy Support Complex serves area sailors and families as well, with the commissary, lodging, transient quarters, fleet and family services, chapel and other facilities.