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Naval Magazine Indian Island

On behalf of Commanding Officer Cmdr. Andrew Crouse, welcome to the website for Naval Magazine Indian Island.

Installation information

Naval Magazine Indian Island is located near Port Hadlock in Jefferson County, Washington, which is across Puget Sound from Whidbey Island and Seattle. The installation is home to a deep-water ammunition pier and a conventional ordnance storage site. Indian Island provides munitions support to Navy, Joint and Allied vessels while emphasizing safety, accuracy and efficiency.

Navy Munitions Command Pacific CONUS West Division Unit Indian Island is responsible for the receipt, storage and issue of conventional munitions at Indian Island as the installation's only tenant command. 

The 2,700-acre island hosts a wealth of cultural and natural resources, including several Native American archeological sites, historical pioneer homestead sites and WWII-era buildings. The island is also home to a wide diversity of wildlife species, including 10 established bald eagles nesting sites, several hundred deer, coyotes, otters and an occasional cougar.

Naval Magazine Indian Island was the recipient of the Commander, Navy Installation Command’s Installation Excellence Award for the small installation category in 2020, the Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award for sustainability in the non-industrial installation category in 2019, and the Chief of Naval Operations Shore Safety Award for the small installation category in 2018.

For administrative assistance, please contact the Naval Magazine Indian Island command office at 360-396-5227.

Military personnel under orders to Naval Magazine Indian Island should call 360-340-1984 for assistance with the check-in process, or they can email the base sponsorship coordinator at 

For more information and the latest news on Naval Magazine Indian Island, please visit our Facebook page or contact the Naval Magazine Indian Island Public Affairs Officer at 360-396-5393 or

In the event of inclement weather, please call the Base Conditions hotline at 360-396-5375 for information about base operating conditions. The message will be updated by 4:00 a.m. with operating conditions for the day.


Base Access

Naval Magazine Indian Island is a controlled access installation. Access is limited to authorized military personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees who have a valid Common Access Card (CAC). They must also have either a Base Authorization and Visit Request (BAVR) badge or a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) badge that demonstrates the higher level of access credentials required for NMII.

All visitors must receive prior approval before coming onboard. Naval Magazine Indian Island’s Visitor Control Center is located near the main gate at Building 184. The VCC is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with the exception of Federal holidays and J-Days. All visitors are required to have a completed SECNAV 5512 form, with a sponsor’s signature, on file prior to arrival. Please call 360-396-0828 with any questions or visit the security page for further information.

All visitors to Indian Island, including contractors, must use the right-hand entry lane at the gate to gain access to the installation. All installation and Navy Region Northwest military personnel and employees with the appropriate level of access credentials can use the left-hand entry land.

The drivers of oversized vehicles should call 360-340-1984 for assistance prior to arriving at NMII. 

Firearms, dangerous weapons, stun guns, pepper spray, fireworks, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia are prohibited on Naval Magazine Indian Island. 

Operating an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is prohibited on Naval Magazine Indian Island without authorization from the Commanding Officer. NMII is requesting the community’s assistance in reporting any UAS device seen on base. If you observe a UAS onboard Naval Magazine Indian Island, you should immediately call the Regional Dispatch Center’s non-emergency number at 360-396-4444 or NMII’s Command Duty Officer at 360-340-1984Your assistance to identify these devices is crucial to the safety and security of NMII. For more information about reporting a UAS sighting, please click here to view NMII’s policy.


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News from around Naval Magazine Indian Island

PHOTOS FROM AROUND Naval Magazine Indian Island

Crews load supplies onto the Naknek Trader during a visit to Naval Magazine Indian Island, Washington March 29, 2022. Indian Island is the U.S. Navy’s only deep-water ammunition port on the West Coast, where the installation can provide conventional ordnance support to vessels ranging from destroyers to submarines and aircraft carriers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gwendelyn L. Ohrazda)
Dan Swann, left, a fisheries and marine biologist technician for Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Northwest, and Jake Gregg, a fish biologist for United States Geological Survey Marrowstone Marine Field Station, fold a net before redeploying it during a beach seining at Naval Magazine Indian Island in Port Hadlock, Washington April 29, 2021. The seining net is folded and carried to avoid damage from the barnacle covered beach.
PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (Dec. 13, 2019) Admiralty Audubon Society member John Church, left, and Naval Magazine Indian Island Biologist Bill Kalina, right, spot coyotes during the conservation society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. The Admiralty Audubon Society, a National Audubon Society chapter formed in 1978, serves Port Townsend and the communities of eastern Jefferson County, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emilia Hilliard)
Crews load munitions onto the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in preparation for future routine operations during a visit to Naval Magazine Indian Island, Wash., May 9, 2022.
Cmdr. Andrew Crouse, incoming commanding officer, Naval Magazine Indian Island, renders a hand salute after walking through sideboys during a change of command ceremony at NMII in Port Hadlock, Washington June 24, 2021. During the ceremony, Crouse relieved Cmdr. Don Emerson as commanding officer of NMII. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emilia C. Hilliard)

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