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**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE - 2020**

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Housing Information related to Bangor Naval Base

As of  March 10th, 2013

( This discussion was originally posted on the Bangor/Bremerton/Kitsap Sailors and Family group - and the most current information will be found in that group )

***  Read the immediately below,  and everything further below may make more Sense  ***

Who is on First?  What's on Second?

The Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State is a long strip of land
between salt water Hood Canal to the South/West ( more of a very long, very narrow ocean sound )  and the Puget Sound to the North/East - Puget Sound is an emense body of salt water

The Kitsap Peninsula is scores of miles long
and  miles wide ( 10 miles average width - maybe ) with rugged high ground in the middle.

Kitsap Naval Base is just a geographic area  that contains other naval bases
the geographic area is the Kitsap Peninsula  ( Peninsula has civilian towns and private lands also )
Kitsap Naval Base is also a military administrative unit like joint base Charleston

West Sound or Puget Sound West or Sound West

is just another name for the Naval bases and Navy facilities located on the Kitsap Peninsula

Navy Region Northwest includes all three "Sound Areas"
Navy Region Northwest also includes all Navy Facilities in Washington State
Navy Region NW includes all Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington Navy Facilities

Bangor Naval Base is on the Hood Canal and on the Kitsap Peninsula
20 Miles ( 30 Minutes ) away, and over the "hill",  from Bremerton Naval Base

Bremerton Naval Base is on Puget Sound and on Kitsap Peninsula

Bangor ( and also Bremerton ) are sometimes called Kitsap Naval Base
Bangor ( and also Bremerton ) are sometimes called "Sound West" or "West Sound"
Bangor ( and also Bremerton ) are sometimes called "Sound South" or "South Sound"
( this is not a typo - apparently unofficial - but sometimes called "south rather than west")

   East Sound - Sound East is across Puget Sound to the NorthEast - Everett Naval Station

   North Sound - Sound North across Puget Sound to the NorthEast - Whidby Island Naval Air Station

   Indian Island  is across Puget Sound to the North - Naval Magazine Indian Island

       Areas where you can not live and work in Bangor:    Sound East - Everertt Naval Base
                  Sound North - Whidby Island Naval Air Station ( this housing is too long a commute )

***  Read ALL the Above - and Everything Below may make more sense ***

ZIP CODE:  98315  ( Bangor Naval Base )  CY: 2013


( BAH ) MONTHLY ALLOWANCE for Housing:  ( for Year 2013 )

   Single                  E3  $ 1,032.00
                              E4: $ 1,032.00
                              E5: $ 1,077.00
                              E6: $ 1,116.00
                              E7  $ 1,230.00
    Dependents         E3   $1,221.00
                              E4:  $ 1,221.00
                              E5:  $ 1,347.00
                              E6   $ 1,410.00
                              E7   $ 1,521.00

PPV ( Public/Private Venture) Housing Priority

Forest City owns and manages all PPV housing in Washington state except both Forest City and also Caroll's Creek owned houses near Everett

Forrest City:
PPV houses on Bangor Base proper - Bangor Valley II:
PPV officer housing only near Bangor:
PPV officer housing only near Bremerton:
PPV houses in all of Washington state -  Forrest City Owned :
PPV in all of Washington state -  Caroll's Creek Owned -- in or near Everett Wa :

( 1st ) Priority for housing will always be "married accompanied and/or with dependents active duty."
Everybody else lower priority.

Priority 1:     Active Duty Military Married Accompanied and/or with Dependents
Priority 2:     Single or Unaccompanied Married Active Duty Military
Priority 3:     Federal Civil Service Employees
Priority 4:     Retired Military
Priority 5:     National Guard & Military Reservists
Priority 6:     Retired Federal Civil Service Employees
Priority 7:     DoD Contractors & Other Permanent Employees
Priority 8:     General Public

PPV (Private/Public Venture Housing) - may offer housing to Single Active Duty

if not full with Active Duty Married Accompanied and/or Active Duty with Dependents

This ( singles offered and placed in PPV base housing ) was done in 2012 at Goose Creek ( Joint Base Charleston ) with some PPV housing

Jackson Park - Military Owned Housing - No Single Active Duty Military Members -
named after Senator Henry M. Jackson - large chunk of land,  formerly used as an ammunition storage Naval base, located half way between Bangor Naval Base and Bremerton Naval Base.
Married Accompanied and with Dependent(s) Active Duty E1-E6 Only  -  at Jackson Park

Estimated Wait Times for Houses and Town Houses - Offered through Military    (# of Months)
( PPV owned housing units Available to Single Active Duty  if not full of "with dependent Active Duty" )

Housing Wait Times - both PPV Houses and Navy Owned Houses  - Wait Times

Type               E1-E6          E7-E9        W1-O3        O4-O5       O6
2-Bedroom    0-6 Months      N/A             N/A            N/A        N/A ( Jackson Park ??? )
3-Bedroom    1-48 Months    1-48           24-48           Call        Call
4-Bedroom    3-48 Months    3-48           24-48           Call        Call
5-Bedroom    48+ Months     48+              N/A           Call        Call
( Months - all above wait time in Months )

Military Housing in the Bangor-Bremerton-Kitsap  Navy Area
aka -  West Sound ( Puget Sound )  Area  - of Navy Region Northwest - Sound West
Is mostly Public/Private Venture ) (PPV) Housing

the exception to the PPV rule:  Jackson Park Military Owned  E1 - E6  Family Housing
located approximately half way between  Bangor Naval Base and Bremerton Naval Base
named after Senator Henry M. Jackson -  Jackson Park:

Areas where you can not live and work in Bangor:    Sound East - Everertt Naval Base
                  Sound North - Whidby Island Naval Air Station ( this housing is too long a commute )

Average Community (Off-Base) Housing Costs - Rentals

Type                  Deposit        1-BR        2-BR       3-BR        4-BR                Utilities
Apartment         500-1000        700          800         950          N/A                100-250
Condominium    500-1000        800          950        1000         N/A                 100-300
Townhouse        500-1200        N/A        1000        1075        1200                 200-400
House               500-1500        800        1000        1250        1500                 200-600

Average Community (Off-Base) Housing Costs - Purchase

Type                         2-BR           3-BR         4-BR          5-BR            Utilities
Condominium          225,000       250,000        N/A           N/A             125-300
Townhouse                N/A          180,000      195,000        N/A             150-400
House                    190,000       225,000      300,000     325,000          200-600

Barracks ( Dormitories  ) ( Enlisted single E1-E4 and also Others ) Information:  

From the "Unaccompanied (Bachelor) Housing Handbook" for Bangor

Entire Hand Book Here:

Excerpts of Interest:

Page 2 and 3

Section:  Deployment/Temporary Absence

In order to retain eligibility for BH ( Barracks ),
you may not be absent from quarters more
than 90 consecutive days. Personnel deploying for a period in excess of 90
days (except two-crew submarine personnel and Homeport Ashore Program
members) must vacate rooms. This requirement may be waived if adequate
inventory exists to meet installations Homeport Ashore needs.

Section:  Termination of Bachelor ( Barracks ) Housing Assignment:

Bullet Item  3:

 •   Authorization to Draw Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH):
Personnel residing in BH ( Barracks ) who desire to draw BAH must vacate
within 15 days of receipt of authorization

Bullet Item 4:
•    Voluntary Vacate to Live Off  Base:

 E1-E4 personnel who desire to live off base must submit a BAH request
in writing to the BH Office,  via their chain of command. Personnel requesting to move off
base must state that they fully understand they are not automatically
authorized BAH by moving out of BH ( Barracks ) and they may be placed
on a waiting list for authority to live off base if their request is
not approved at the time of moving. We strongly recommend
residents check with the BH  Office for BAH approval prior to
moving out of quarters. Final BAH  authorization will require that
member has properly checked out of their BH ( Barracks ) room.

Entire Hand Book Here:

Check-in on Arrival at Banger Naval Base ( Single Active Duty )

Unaccompanied (Bachelor) Housing Permanent Party Personnel and Transient Guests check-in at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites front desk, located at:

Naval Base Bangor ( Kitsap-Bangor )
2750 Ohio St., Bldg #2750
Silverdale, WA 98315
(360) 396-4035

We are a 24/7 operation - Unaccompanied Housing (Duty Manager) after hours emergency number is (360) 340-2297.

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