Reporting for the First Time
Reporting to JCS during deployment:
All PCS Sailors will go through TPU Bangor to receive their port calls; Below is a good number to make a reservation with the Airporter (not required). The Airporter stops at the Navy Lodge on Bangor Naval Base. From there, call TPU for a Duty Driver.
TPU Bangor: (360) 396-1893
Kitsap Airporter Reservation Line: (360) 876-1737
Directions to TPU
From Everett, WA:
Start out going EAST on HEWITT AVE/US-2 toward VIRGINIA AVE.
Turn RIGHT onto MAPLE ST/WA-529.
Merge onto I-5 S.
Take the 220TH ST. S.W. exit, EXIT 179, toward MOUNTLAKE TERRACE.
Turn RIGHT onto 220TH ST SW Turn RIGHT onto WA-99.
Turn LEFT onto 212TH ST SW
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto MAIN ST
MAIN ST becomes EDMONDS-KINGSTON FERRY (Check ferry schedule/fares).
EDMONDS-KINGSTON FERRY becomes WA-104 W.
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto BOND RD NE/WA-307.
Turn RIGHT onto WA-305/WA-305 NE.
Merge onto WA-3 S toward BREMERTON.
Take the WA-308 E exit toward KEYPORT/SUBASE BANGOR MAIN GATE.
Once you make it through the main gate follow the TPU signs.
From Portland, OR:
Start out going WEST on NW COUCH ST toward NW 5TH AVE.
Turn LEFT onto NW BROADWAY.
Turn RIGHT onto W BURNSIDE ST.
Merge onto I-405 N toward US 30 WEST.
Merge onto I-5 N toward SEATTLE (Crossing into WASHINGTON).
Take the SO. 38 ST exit, EXIT 132, toward WA-16 W/GIG HARBOR/BREMERTON.
Merge onto WA-16 W via the exit on the LEFT toward GIG HARBOR/WA-16/BREMERTON/TACOMA MALL.
WA-16 W becomes WA-3 N.
Take the WA-308 E exit toward KEYPORT/NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER KEYPORT.
Turn LEFT onto NW LUOTO RD/WA-308/NW WA-308.
Continue to follow NW LUOTO RD. NW LUOTO RD becomes TRIDENT AVE.
Turn LEFT onto SCORPION AVE.
Turn RIGHT onto GUARDFISH ST.
GUARDFISH ST becomes BARR ST.
End at 2019 Barb St # Nbk Silverdale, WA 98315-2005
Go to the Kitsap Airporter at Gate 00.
The Kitsap Airporter will bring you to TPU Bangor.
It leaves every hour on the 15 min mark.
The cost is $20 out of pocket. Keep your receipt to be reimbursed.
- Kitsap Airporter 1 (360) 876-1737 or 1 (800) 562-7948
- SEATAC 1 (206) 433-5438
- USO Puget Sound McChord AF Center 1 (253) 983-1100
Reporting to JCS while in-port:
All newly reporting personnel should proceed to the waterfront and report to the Training Department for check in. Contact the John C. Stennis Quarterdeck at: (360) 627-2508 or (360) 627-2509 for specific check-in procedures.
Getting to The Ship
Flying into Bremerton? If you are flying in to Bremerton, you will most likely arrive at SeaTac Airport, Seattle and Tacoma's main airport. If you are arranging for your sponsor to pick you up, they will need to know the airline you are flying in on so they can be waiting at the proper terminal.
You may choose to use the Kitsap Airporter instead (see below).
The Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter
The Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter provides passenger service to NBK, Bremerton/Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. SEE SCHEDULE!
From SeaTac, passengers are picked up at the NORTH END of the terminal building on the LOWER, or baggage claim level. The airporter waiting area is inside the building directly north of the United Airlines baggage claim #16, by door 26. The vans are loaded in the North parking lot, adjacent to door 26.
The ground transportation booth has a current schedule available, and the driver is in the vicinity of the waiting area approximately 15 min. prior to the scheduled departure time at the NORTH END. Schedules are also available at each of the ground transportation schedule holders throughout the baggage level.
The price for the Airporter from Seatac airport to Bremerton is $18. Remember to keep the receipt for your Travel Claim.
Driving to the ship:
Seattle/Tacoma Airport - NBK, Bremerton
Follow the signs to Interstate 5 (I-5) South
Take I-5 South to Tacoma
Take Exit 132 to Bremerton via State Route 16 (SR-16) North
Follow SR-16 to Gorst where it becomes State Route 3 (SR-3):
Take Highway 304 East towards Bremerton.
Destination: Pass and ID Office - Turn right at the first traffic light on Highway 304. Following that, take an immediate left to the Pass and ID building.
Destination: Missouri Gate - Veer slightly to the left and you will approach the Missouri Gate.
Destination Charleston Gate - Once past Inactive Ships, and the Shipyard Power Plant (with smokestack), stay in the right lane. This lane curves right (onto Farragut Avenue) towards Charleston Gate.
Destination Naval Avenue Gate - Stay out of the right lane as you approach the base. You will drive by the base and turn right onto Burwell. Drive up the hill and take a right onto Naval Avenue. Drive straight to the Naval Avenue Gate.
To make it easy for everyone, plan to meet at the USO. The United Service Organization (USO) is open 24 hours a day.
Located on the Airport Mezzanine Level
The Airport USO phone number is: (206) 433-5438