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Military Facilities in Washington

Washington State is home to a plethora of military facilities. Below, find out more information on facilities that cater to:

  • The Air Force.
  • The Army.
  • The Coast Guard.
  • The National Guard.
  • The Navy.

The Different Military Facilities in Washington State

There is a variety of military facilities at your disposal if you would like to pay a visit to a base or even a medical center. Find out more information below.

Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane – Located approximately three miles west of Airway Heights, if you have a current, valid Department of Defense ID card, you are allowed on this base. Civilians are welcome to apply for jobs on Fairchild Air Force Base.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord – Located near McChord Field, you can go to this base as both a visitor and an ID cardholder. This base conducts several activities, including automated installation entry registration, vehicle registration and weapons registration. This location is considered both an Air Force base, as well as an Army base.

Madigan Army Medical Center – Serving more than 100,000 active-duty service members, their families and retirees, this Washington branch of Madigan Army Medical Center is located on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Serving the people since 1944, Madigan offers the following: surgical and medical care, patient-centered pediatric and adult primary care, 24-hour emergency services, behavioral health and wellness services and specialty clinics.

U.S. Coast Guard Thirteenth District – The mission of this District is to provide maritime services, including security, safety and national defense within the Pacific Northwest. Located in Seattle, D13 handles operations in the Puget Sound, the North Bend and the Columbia River.

Camp Murray – Located near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Camp Murry is the Washington State headquarters for the Washington National Guard, the Washington Air National Guard and the Washington State Guard. Camp Murray has been involved with several war missions, along with disaster and relief efforts.

Naval Station Whidbey Island – The leading naval aviation installation in the Pacific Northwest, Whidbey Island is home to all Navy-based tactical electronic attack squadrons that fly the EA-6B Prowler, along with the EA-18G Growler.

Naval Station Everett – Deemed the most modern of the U.S. Navy’s facilities, Everett is stationed 25 miles north of Seattle. Designed as a homeport for a U.S. Navy Battle Group, Everett services the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, along with several smaller surface combatants.

Naval Station Kitsap – In 2004, the Naval Submarine Base Bangor merged with the former Naval Station Bremerton. Kitsap serves as a home base throughout the West Puget Sound, providing operative services for surface ships and nuclear submarines.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division – Providing advanced technical capabilities for evaluations and tests, along with in-service engineering, maintenance and industrial support, NUWC handles fleet material readiness, managing undersea warfare.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility – Made up of headquarters directorates, command staff and affiliated Program Executive Offices, this facility’s mission is to build, buy, engineer and maintain submarines, ships and combat systems that meet both the current Fleet’s standards and future operational requirements.