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Your U.S. Navy in the Northwest
Navy Region Northwest was originally established as the Thirteenth Naval District on May 7, 1903. It was renamed Naval Base Seattle in 1980 and subsequently renamed Navy Region Northwest in February 1999.
Commander, Navy Region Northwest provides consolidated base operations support for Navy activities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. The Commander oversees the assigned shore organization and provides facilities and space management, exercise coordination, and support to homeported and transient ships, submarines and aircraft as well as afloat and ashore tenants, military and family members.
Puget Sound is the U.S. Navy's third largest fleet concentration area. The Department of the Navy contributes more than $10.7 billion annually to the Northwest Region economy.
For more information about your U.S. Navy in the Northwest, visit the About page or contact Navy Region Northwest Public Affairs at (360) 396-1630
Unmanned Arial Systems reporting:
The use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or “Drones” provides the ability to use camera systems at high altitudes. UAS are prohibited on Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) installations without authorization from the Commanding Officer. NBK is requesting your assistance in reporting any UAS device seen on any NBK installations. Please immediately call (360) 396-4444. Taking photographs of the UAS can also be helpful if you are safely able to do so. Your assistance in identifying these devices is crucial to the safety and security of NBK personnel and guests.
Retired Civilian Base Access Following DoD Cancellation of Special ID:
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness recently cancelled Department of Defense (DoD) civilian retiree identification card. As a result, federal civilian retirees wanting to access a Navy installation will be required to apply for a Defense Biometric Identifications Systems (DBIDS) ID card.
Applying for a DBIDS ID card can be done at the nearest Navy Visitor Control Center. DBIDS credentials will be issued to eligible personnel with “MWR Facility Privileges” on the back in the “Remarks” box, and be assigned to the “Facility Use” (yellow) category during enrollment. The limited use of MWR facilities by DoD civilian retirees will remain at the discretion of the installation commander. Learn more here.
COVID-19 Information & Resources:
Northwest Navy Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information & Resources can be found here.
For general COVID-19 information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center website.