Installation Info: Zip Code: 98207, Area Code: 425, DSN: 727
As one of the Navy's newest bases, Everett Naval Station is known as "the Sailor's Choice." Its history began in 1983 when a new Puget Sound naval base was proposed by the Secretary of the Navy. Everett, Wash., was chosen as the site over 13 other ports. In 1988, a $56 million contact was awarded to build a carrier pier. By June 1992, three new ships arrived for the opening of Everett Naval Station. In 1995, a 52-acre Navy Support Complex was opened 11 miles away in Smokey Point.
Everett Naval Station is homeport to many ships, among them the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, which was the last of seven ships to be homeported in Everett. Other ships include USS Chandler, USS Paul F. Foster, USS Fife, USS David R. Ray and USS Rodney M. Davis. The USS Ford and the USS Ingraham were the first two ships to be assigned to Everett in 1994. Children living on station attend public or private schools within the Snohomish County school district.
Within the 117-acre Everett Naval Station is the Morale, Welfare and Recreation, which administers a large gymnasium, lounge and food court. Among the locals, crabbing and fishing are popular outdoor sports as well as a major industry. Fishing on base is permitted year-round and crabbing permitted from July 15 to April 15. Situated near the Cascade Mountains and overlooking Puget Sound, Everett is a great for taking in breathtaking views of Mt. Baker or hiking one of the many nature trails. The city has 28 parks totaling more than 750 acres. Within driving distance of the base are several national parks and forests great for biking, camping, hiking, picnicking or skiing. Only 90 minutes south of the Canadian border and 40 minutes from downtown Seattle, Everett is a beautiful city growing within a rugged wilderness setting.