NS Everett Navy Base in Everett
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NS Everett Navy Base in Everett, WA Washington Military Bases
Naval Station Everett is currently the most advanced and modern military base owned and run by the United States Navy. The facility is located in the city with the same name, in the western side of Washington. It is only 40 km away from Seattle. The base is not just among the most modern ones, but also one of the youngest. It was established in 1987. There are around 6,000 individuals hosted on site, including sailors, civilians and contractors. The base also hosts a couple of destroyers, a buoy tender, an aircraft carrier that operates with nuclear power and three frigates.
NS Everett cannot brag with an old and impressive history. In fact, it is so young that it missed the most important wars of the 20-th century. Its history dates back to 1983. John Lehman, who was the US Navy secretary back then, was looking for a spot to establish a new military facility, only because the other ones in Washington were too crowded. The purpose of this new base was obvious – to help dispersing the fleet from the nearby sites. The initiative was highly appreciated by the Congress, which accepted this new idea right away. In 1984, the authorities picked Everett, as the local part seemed like a great location. The funds were allocated in the autumn of 1986 and the groundbreaking ceremony was held one year later, on November, 9-th, 1987. The almost 500 meter long pier was awarded by the US Navy as soon as it was done. The construction costs raised to more than $50 million.
NS Everett benefited from a special complex as well, which was built in the early ’90s. It came in with a new groundbreaking ceremony too. The initial transitioning times began after this construction was over. It included both units and services. A third ceremony was held in 1994, when the actual base was activated and became fully functional. For many individuals, this is the real beginning of the naval station. There were more than a thousand guests attending this third ceremony.
NS Everett is the most modern base in the United States Navy, therefore the facilities on site have to stand up to the expectations. Those who are deployed there have no reasons to feel like foreigners. The US Navy has made all the efforts to make people feel like home. There are family centers, community clubs, an exchange, a commissary, educational offices and schools, not to mention about a chapel. The multitude of shops is organized on particular niches. For instance, there is a popular thrift shop, as well as a complete auto hobby store.
When after recreational activities, there are a lot of courts for basketball and other similar sports. There are also pubs and bars for relaxation.
The history of NS Everett is relatively short, so the number of ships that came and left is insignificant. There are, however, six ships hosted on site, such as USS Rodney M. Davis, USS Abraham Lincoln or USS Shoup.
Naval Station Everett
Located in the city of Everett, Wash., 25 miles north of Seattle, Naval Station Everett is situated several blocks west of Interstate 5 on West Marine View Drive. To get here by car, go north on I-5 and take exit 193 to Pacific Avenue. Go left on Pacific Avenue until you come to West Marine View Drive and turn right. Naval Station Everett is on the left at the foot of the viaduct, just past Kimberly-Clark Paper Company.
If you arrive via Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport, the least expensive way to get to the naval station is by “Shuttle Express.” Just call (206) 622-1424 after you’ve picked up your luggage.
Naval Station Everett’s history began in 1983 when the Secretary of the Navy first proposed a new Puget Sound area naval base as part of the Strategic Homeport concept. On April 17, 1984, Everett was selected from among 13 ports as the ideal location for the new homeport. Congress approved the first funds for construction on Oct. 2, 1986 and the official ground breaking ceremony was on Nov. 9, 1987. The Navy awarded the $56 million carrier pier construction contract on Sept. 9, 1988, and in June 1992, three Navy ships participated in the formal opening of the new pier.
Naval Station Everett is the Navy’s newest and most modern facility. Our mission is to enhance our Nation’s ability to accomplish strategic objectives, by providing superior shore station support to United States Naval and Coast Guard forces, while ensuring readiness and quality of life for Sailors, Civilians and their Families.
There are about 6,000 Sailors and Civil Service personnel assigned to commands located at Naval Station Everett.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
Prior to your arrival, your new command should have assigned you a sponsor. He or she is an invaluable resource during your relocation and serves as a liaison to your new command and community. If you have not received a sponsor prior to your arrival, one can still be assigned during your check-in process.
Once settled in to your new command, service members will be required to attend a base indoctrination to become familiar with the facilities and services.
Temporary lodging is available at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGI&S), located at the Navy Support Complex, Building 13918, 45th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98271. It is available for active duty military on TAD/TDY orders, or on leave. DoD Civilians, retirees and reservists, as well as active duty family members are authorized to stay on a Space-A status. Space-A reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance.
Accommodations available include standard rooms, suites and distinguished visitor (DV) suites. All rooms include a queen size bed, HDTV, kitchenette, clock radio, iron/ironing board, telephone and hair dryer. All suites also include a separate living room. Other onsite amenities include recreation lounge, business center and free WiFi. Reservations can be online
For more information, contact us (425) 304-4860/ 4865 or (877) NAVY-BED.
TRANSFERRING TO OR FROM NAVAL STATION EVERETT
When you receive the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, your local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) can help in a variety of ways:
Welcome packets are available and can provide you with a wealth of information about the surrounding area. Welcome packets include area maps, relocation guides, housing information and more.
Our information and referral specialist can help guide you in the right direction for housing information, childcare, area school districts, automobile registration and community contacts and resources. He or she can answer many of the additional questions you might have about the base or the Puget Sound area in general.
Critical Installation Information
All Naval Station Everett personnel must check in at the Quarterdeck in Building 2000. Quarterdeck personnel endorse orders and provide basic station information such as billeting and galley location. Assistance is also provided for personnel from homeported ships and tenant commands. The telephone number for the Quarterdeck is (425) 304-3366 or DSN 727-3366.
Frequently Called Numbers on Base
Base Operator DSN: 727-3000 (425) 304-3000
Child Care Resource and Referral 425-304-3951 / 425-304-3952 / 888-463-6697 (DSN) 312-727-3951
David R. Ray Branch Medical Clinic (Everett) (425)304-4060
Dental Clinic 425-304-4060
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department (425)304-3167/(888)463-6697 DSN: 727-3167
NAVSTA Everett Housing Welcome Center (425)304-3402/1(800)972-3372
Navy Lodge 800-NAVY-INN / 360-653-6390