As I have mentioned in some previous posts, the Kitsap Peninsula is proud to be home to a very large military community who faithfully serve at various locations in the surrounding area that make up Naval Base Kitsap. Naval Base Kitsap is comprised of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the Bangor Submarine Base, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, and various surface ships and submarines homeported at Bremerton and Bangor.
SUBASE Bangor was originally one of the sites for shipping ammunition to the Pacific theater during World War II. Construction of the current base began in 1974 and was officially activated in February of 1977 as the homeport for the first squadron of TRIDENT submarines. Since that time, SUBASE Bangor has won numerous awards including "Best Base in the Navy."
I know SUBASE Bangor firsthand. Our house is only a few minutes away from the south gate of the base. In addition, when I served in the Navy back in the late 70's, I was stationed onboard the USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the world's first nuclear ballistic missile submarine. Shortly after we pulled out of dry dock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, we transited up to SUBASE Bangor to on load missiles. I spent several wonderful months back then, enjoying the beauty of Hood Canal as we were tied to the pier at SUBASE Bangor.
SUBASE Bangor is an amazing self-contained, city-within-a-city. In addition to single and family housing units, you'll find a McDonalds, Subway, a movie theater, bowling alley, grocery store, gas station, chapel, and more.
I am grateful to live in a community that is made up of dedicated service men and women who are stationed here, along with their families. Their devoted patriotism makes the Kitsap Peninsula a wonderful place to call home.
Rich Jacobson, Your Premier Kitsap Peninsula Real Estate Agent