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Welcome to Naval Base Kitsap

Naval Base Kitsap serves as the host command for the Navy’s fleet throughout the Pacific Northwest, providing exceptional installation services, programs, and facilities to meet the needs of its hosted war-fighting commands, tenant activities, and personnel – all of whom deserve the best there is to offer 24/7.

The Navy in the Pacific Northwest

NBK is the third largest U.S. Navy installation in the United States, and arguably the most complex. NBK is home to a diverse range of high-value strategic missions, including all types of submarines, two Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Manchester Fuel Depot. These facilities provide critical support to the National Defense Strategy. NBK is also the home of several Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation commands that ensure the Navy’s technological advantage. NBK and its supported commands produce substantial economic benefits to its surrounding communities.

NBK is geographically located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state, and is a conglomerate of installations at Bangor, Bremerton, Jackson Park, Keyport, and Manchester. NBK encompasses more than 12,000 acres supporting more than 70 tenant commands, including Commander, Navy Region Northwest, Commander, Submarine Group 9, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest headquarters. The base is also responsible for Naval Hospital Bremerton.

News from around NAVBASE Kitsap


Three CMV-22B Osprey's, from the "Sunhawks" of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 50, rest after landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine operations.
The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Washington, Dec. 14, 2022, following a seven-month deployment. Seawolf is the first of the Navy’s three Seawolf-class submarines, designed to be faster and quieter than its Los Angeles-class counterpart. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gwendelyn L. Ohrazda)
Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Jazz Belocora watches as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departs homeport in Bremerton, Washington Nov. 28, 2022. Nimitz provides the national command authority flexible, tailorable warfighting capability as the flagship of a carrier strike group that maintains maritime stability and security to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sophia H. Brooks)
Sailors observe Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets’ pushups during the physical fitness assessment portion of a regional JROTC competition at Shelton High School in Shelton, Washington, Feb. 4, 2023. Active duty members from all service branches participated as judges for the competition, which brought local high school JROTC students together to compete in a series of four events including color guard, physical fitness, academics and a military-style ceremonial drill performance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sophia H. Brooks)
Sailors work aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) as the vessel transits the Puget Sound to its new homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington, Jan. 17, 2023. Chicago, the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the Illinois city, is scheduled to begin the inactivation and decommissioning process at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard after 36 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Sophia H. Brooks)
The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) returns to its homeport in Bremerton, Washington, Dec. 21, following a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. The Pacific Submarine Force provides anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and early warning, special warfare capabilities, and strategic deterrence around the world to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific Region.

Navy Life Pacific Northwest

Your source for information on Navy life in the Pacific Northwest. Find information on Navy events, entertainment, fitness, sports, Fleet & Family Support Programs, child care, youth & teen programs, outdoor recreation, single sailor activities, housing, dining, Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, and much more. PNW Navy Life

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