One Day in Kitsap: Must-Do Itinerary for Family and Friends

One Day in Kitsap: Must-Do Itinerary for Family and Friends

Next up in our One Day series is an itinerary for Kitsap! Where to Stay: If you guests can't stay with you, the Best Western Plus in Silverdale is centrally located to most of the spots to visit in Kitsap in addition to being only 15 minutes from base! Poulsbo Inn and Suites is walkable [...]

Change of Command: 6 Things to Know

Change of Command: 6 Things to Know
Photo credit: US Navy

In the submarine community there are a number of time-honored traditions and ceremonies. We've previously talked about christening ceremonies, but what about a Change of Command ceremony? Here's a few things you should know. What is a Change of Command ? A Change of Command is a ceremony to honor the outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) [...]

5 Places to Host FRG Events Near Bangor

5 Places to Host FRG Events Near Bangor

Looking for ideas to bring your Family Readiness Group (FRG) togther? Opportunities for wardrooms, chiefs quarters or other group events? Here are five great places for those of you stationed Naval Base Kitsap: Kitsap Great Escape (Bremerton) Photo courtesy of Kitsap Daily News Kitsap Great Escape is located in Bremerton. There are three different rooms [...]

5 Things To Do When You Haven’t Heard From Your Sailor

5 Things To Do When You Haven’t Heard From Your Sailor

Refreshing your email every three minutes? The mind tends to wander when there has been a lack of communication from your sailor at sea. I have experienced this many times. Each person has a different response - you may have begun to feel anxious, sad, mad, etc. Here are a few ways to combat these [...]

How to Survive the (Forgotten) & Dreaded Month of Refit

How to Survive the (Forgotten) & Dreaded Month of Refit

Boomer life. The good life. Family-friendly. Part time sailor life as you only "own" the boat for half the time. For those unfamiliar with "Boomers", SSBNs, or ballistic missile submarines have two crews that take turns taking the boat to sea. There is a short period of maintenance, β€œrefit," between each "patrol” where both crews [...]