Naval Magazine Indian Island
U.S. Navy munitions handling facility
Chimacum Rd, Port Hadlock, WA 98339
From the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula which encompasses 2,716-acres of Naval Magazine Indian Island to the southern portion of the Navy’s largest West Coast underground fuel storage facility near Orchard Point at the Manchester Fuel Department, the Navy has an extensive presence within the West Puget Sound.
NAVMAG consists of 2,716-acres on Indian Island located in the northeast corner of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Naval Magazine Indian Island’s mission is to give ordnance logistics support to the Pacific Fleet and the joint services in peace and war. NAVMAG Indian Island is 7 square miles, and contains many cultural and natural resources. There are several Native American sites on the island, including historically significant pioneer homestead sites and WW II era buildings.
Back in 1941, the Naval Magazine and Net depot were ordered on Indian Islands and were used as storage for Navy munitions, assembly of mines, and submarine nets. The island was placed in reduced activity from 1959 to 1979 when arsenal storage and handling facilities from Bangor were moved to the island. After the early 1990’s, NAVMAG was picked to get updated for the efficient trans-shipment of containerized ammunition in the event of mobilization. Getting into the 2000’s, NAVMAG had become the Pacific’s joint ordnance mobilization command, supporting numerous joint exercises designed to test and validate the mobilization of ordnance to the Pacific Theater of operations. Since then, the Navy’s and NAVMAG’s mission of incorporating and developing practices of the environmental stewardship and sustainability have been in motion.
The overall population in Port Hadlock, Washington is 3,580.
Military personnel under orders to Naval Magazine Indian Island should call 360-340-1984 for assistance with the check-in process.
All visitors to Naval Magazine Indian Island must receive prior approval before visiting. Visitors must coordinate their visit with a representative of Naval Magazine Indian Island and submit all necessary information at least five working days prior to visit. The required information will be full name, dates of visit, date of birth and driver’s license number. Visitors and their vehicles will be inspected, and they must have proof of insurance, registration and driver’s license.
Personnel arriving at Naval Magazine Indian Island with a regular vehicle decal and/or Military I.D. or Common Access Card will not be allowed access and will be turned away. Security at Naval Magazine Indian Island is very strict and personnel will be turned away for missing any of the above information. Personnel will not be granted access for over 30 days without a Region badge. A Region badge is needed in addition to a Common Access Card.
Unofficial photography is prohibited on Naval Magazine Indian Island and cameras will not be allowed on base without approval and a camera pass.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
In Washington, students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 to enroll in kindergarten. But state law doesn’t require that students enroll in school until they’re 8, so parents can keep them at home or in child-care programs for an additional year — or more.
In 2010, Washington along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
Jefferson County School District
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Jefferson County Department of Human Resources 360-679-7372
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Jefferson County Children Services 360-379-1315
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Jefferson County Animal Services 360-385-3292
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Jefferson County Dept of Public Health 360-385-9400
Highway Patrol 360-452-3394
Base Operator 360-396-1630
In Port Hadlock-Irondale, the summers are short, comfortable, dry, and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 75°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 84°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Port Hadlock-Irondale for warm-weather activities is from mid July to late August.
With the average cost of living in Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA being 103, that puts it 10% lower than the average of Washington and 3% higher than our nation’s average.
The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA, the price of goods and services are 5% higher than the average of Washington as well as 11% higher than the nation’s average.
Experience the food Renaissance in the Chimacum Valley where the old world of artisan food creation is the new way to go. Pick up fresh goat cheese and meet the goats at the farm, sip hand-crafted ciders, witness the art of cheese making and try your hand at pickling. Then head up to Port Hadlock to play on the water, picnic on the beach and dig clams along the calm inland waters. The towns of Port Hadlock, Irondale and the Chimacum Valley, known locally as the tri-area, blend old town history and a past steeped in natural resource production with a growing population of small scale farmers revisiting authentic ways to produce food in a modern world.
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