Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor
Naval Base Kitsap
T-035 Harder Rd, Silverdale, WA 98315
Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit is a U.S. Coast Guard unit tasked with the protection of U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) while they are surfaced and transiting U.S. territorial waters to and from their patrol stations. They are stationed at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor in Bangor, Washington. This unit is part of the Coast Guard’s District 13, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Maritime Force Protection Units are “single-mission” units, meaning they have no other responsibilities other than the defense of SSBNs. There are currently two Maritime Force Protection units; at Naval Station Kitsap Bangor and at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Maritime Protection Units are known as the “Secret Service of the Sea”.
In the early 2000’s, the U.S. Navy recognized the Coast Guard as the premier agency with maritime law enforcement authority, training, and capabilities. As such, the Navy entered into an agreement with the Coast Guard to conduct maritime law enforcement operations in support of our Nation’s strategic deterrence program. Operating under Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) and Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound authority, MFPU Bangor conducts these missions as part of the Coast Guard statutory mission of Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security.
Arriving at Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor
A maximum of 10 days of Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) is authorized for this area. It is in your best interest to make temporary lodging arrangements as soon as possible due to seasonal tourist events and limited availability. Reservations at the Navy Lodge can be made up to one year in advance with orders. The Navy Lodge is located on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and is within walking distance to the main Navy Exchange, Commissary, Gym, restaurants, and Credit Union.
Bachelor quarters are available to incoming personnel. Pets are not allowed bachelor’s quarters. Navy Lodge accepts pets however, there are restrictions so be sure to call ahead.
If you have not been assigned a sponsor, you may contact your future command or contact the Relocation Office at 360-396-4115 to request one. Having a sponsor can make this relocation experience less stressful plus they can provide you with information specific to you and your families needs.
If you are planning to take leave (either personal or for house hunting), please inform your command and make sure you follow the correct procedures such as submitting a leave request prior to making plans.
When you arrive at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor, report to the Duty Office in Bldg. 1100, near the Main Gate. The duty office personnel will assist you in getting in touch with your command. They will assist you in getting to the barracks, if needed. If you need to call the duty office, the number is 360-396-4800 or DSN 312-744-4800.