Monday, April 29, 2013
Commander, Navy Region Northwest (CNRNW), headquartered at Naval Base Kitsap –Bangor, provides coordination of base operating support functions throughout the six-state area of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming. The major Northwest installations are Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Station Everett, Naval Base Kitsap, and Naval Magazine Indian Island.
In 1984, Everett was selected as the site of a U.S. Navy Homeport, Naval Station Everett. The Naval Station formally opened in 1992 and on January 8, 1997 welcomed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. Everett is also home to the Port of Everett, an international shipping port, that brings trade, commerce, jobs and recreational opportunities to the city.
Naval Station Everett is the Navy's most modern facility. Construction started in November 1987 and during the first week of 1994 personnel moved into the recently completed Fleet Support and Administration buildings and officially began operations at Naval Station Everett. An official dedication ceremony was conducted with more than 1,000 guests in attendance April 8, 1994. The first ships to be homeported at Everett arrived Sept. 3, 1994. Currently, Everett is home to two destroyers, three frigates, one aircraft carrier, and two Coast Guard cutters.