Navy Base Kitsap
1 Boone Rd, Bremerton, WA 98312
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.
With the consolidation of Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport and Naval Station Bremerton in 2004, the formation of Naval Base Kitsap, the largest naval installation in the Northwest, was instituted. NBK provides services to several major afloat commands including a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and three types of active submarines; assists numerous tenant shore commands to include Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division-Keyport, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center-Puget Sound and Strategic Weapons Facility-Pacific.
The Mission of Naval Base Kitsap is to serve as the host command for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound, and to provide base operating services, including support to a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, two Military Sealift Command combat logistic ships, and 14 submarines representing all three classes of U.S. Navy submarines. Evidence of our drive for excellence is reflected within numerous food service, environmental, energy reductions, and pollution control awards received during this award evaluation period.
Today, the Navy in West Puget Sound employs more than 45,000 people including more than 15,000 active-duty Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard and Army and is steward to over 12,000 acres. In support of ongoing operations, Naval Hospital Bremerton has more than 300 Sailors, doctors and corpsmen, deployed throughout the world.
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.
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
Kitsap 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.
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!
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.
Kitsap County Department of Human Resources 360-337-7185
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.
Kitsap County Children Services 360-394-4093
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.
Kitsap County Animal Services 360-692-6977
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Kitsap County Dept of Public Health 206-296-4765
Highway Patrol 360-473-0300
Base Operator (360) 396-6111
Family Advocacy Program (360) 315-3045
ID/CAC Card Processing (360) 396-4665
Information and Referral (360) 396-4115
In-Processing (315) 772-0423
Legal Services and JAG (360) 396-6003
Currently there are 2,206 units available, mostly on base. Sixty-six units are located at other locations, ranging from 5 to 35 miles from either the Bremerton or Bangor bases. Call the Navy Family Housing Office, at 360-396-4399, for availability.
1.6 miles from Base
Manette is a very desirable neighborhoods in the Bremerton. It’s close to the water and walking distance to business district. Downtown Bremerton and Manette have great restaruants, bars and shops.
2.5 miles from Base
This off base neighborhood offers beautiful views of the Kitsap Lake and the Olympic Mountains. There’s options for walking and biking and there are many local restaurants nearby.
In Bremerton, the summers are short, warm, 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 36°F to 78°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Bremerton for warm-weather activities is from mid July to late August.
In Bremerton, WA, the overall cost of living index is 120, which is 4% higher than the Washington average and 20% higher than the U.S. average.
As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Bremerton, WA, the city’s goods and services are 27% higher than the Washington average and 35% higher than the U.S. average.
A one hour ferry ride – or thirty minute fast ferry ride – from downtown Seattle, Bremerton is truly a beautiful City where guests enjoy the downtown Harborside area. It includes Kitsap Conference Center, two hotels, fine dining, coffee shops, cafes and the Port of Bremerton Marina with 220 permanent slips and 100 for visiting boaters. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the Arts District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain Park and PSNS Memorial Plaza all located near the ferry terminal. Take a short walk across the Manette Bridge for more cafes and shopping. A few blocks north of downtown is Evergreen Rotary Park featuring the 9/11 Memorial and accessible playground. Gold Mountain Golf Course includes two 18 hole championship courses and disc golf is available at NAD Park. Our diversity has rewarded Bremerton with a thriving artistic and cultural community.
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