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Navy Getaways Temporarily Closed

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are temporarily suspending operations at all three Navy Region Northwest MWR Navy Getaway locations through May 11, 2020, at a minimum.

NSE FFR Facility & Program Closures

NSE FFR Facility & Program Closures because of COVID -19

NEW Hunt RENTCafe Resident Portal & Mobile App

Navy Northwest Hunt Communities have released RENTCafe Resident, a new resident portal and mobile app.

Navy Getaways Jim Creek: A Northwest Family Tradition

Navy Getaways Jim Creek continues to raise the bar on exceptional hospitality. Over the last five years, this Navy-operated recreation facility, nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades, has become a staple attraction in the Pacific Northwest, drawing thousands of visitors annually. We asked two veteran Jim Creek families to tell us more about what keeps them coming back time and time again.

New Pentagon MWR Program Offers Sailors Leisure Travel Savings

American Forces Travel is currently available to all active duty, reservists and retirees from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as their eligible dependents. The verification process is currently being updated to also include civilian employees from all five services.

8 Steps for Smooth School Moves

School is out! An exciting time when most kids are thinking about sleeping in and spending their days at the pool. However, for some military kids they are gearing up for yet another move and starting a new school. In fact, military children move between six and nine times during their educational careers from kindergarten through high school. Whether you are coming from overseas or across the country, or just the next state over, moving can be stressful. Here are 8 tips to ease the school transition.

Advanced School Enrollment in Washington State

On April 19, Governor Jay Inslee signed SHB 1210, the School Enrollment - Nonresident Children from Military Families Bill. This bill allows school districts to accept applications for advanced enrollment from students of military families enrolling in Washington's public schools prior to their arrival in the state. This new law went into effect on July 29, 2019. If you have questions about advanced enrollment, contact us today.

Sasquatchin’: Hunting for Bigfoot in the Cascade foothills by Q13 News

Q13 News This Morning anchor Bill Wixey, along with photojournalist Walker Anderson, went deep into the woods of the Cascade foothills to hear their stories and check it out for themselves. One place visited was Jim Creek Recreation Area.

Navy Food Service Winners Rewarded with Specialized Training

Winners of the 2018 Capt. Edward F. Ney Awards for culinary excellence attended training hosted by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) as part of the Military Food Service Awards in Chicago, Illinois, May 17-19.

MyNavy Family App Focuses on Stronger Families and Fleet

Navy families navigating military life can now find support by downloading the MyNavy Family application which was released in the days leading up to Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 10. The free app can be found in the Navy App Locker, https://www.applocker.navy.mil.

Former Student Intern Becomes Ship Fun Boss

Navy Region Northwest (NRNW) Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) recently announced another successful transition of one of their university internship program graduates into the Commander Navy Installations Command FFR network. Former NRNW student intern and Central Michigan University graduate Bryttany Kaplan transitioned into a career position as the USS Carl Vinson Morale Welfare and Recreation Afloat Recreation Specialist.

Remote Snohomish County base guards military secrets – and much more

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, it's about the last place you'd expect to find a Navy base. But that's exactly what Naval Radio Station Jim Creek is.

Everyone is Climbing Their Own Mountain

At 0400 Monday, on May 7th, my alarm rang, but it didn’t matter because I was already awake as anxiety coursed throughout my already dehydrated body. I was shivering as a result of the cold air and ripe nerves (although I could not tell which one was worse) as I donned my hiking gear, cold weather boots, and choked down a bowl of oatmeal to climb Mt.St. Helens with our MWR group.

Naval Radio Station Jim Creek Provides Unique Military Power & Capability

When Naval Radio Station Jim Creek was dedicated in 1953, it was recognized as the most powerful radio station in the world. Its advanced technology and broadcast strength were displayed in magazine publications such as Popular Science and Popular Mechanics. Today it is still among only a handful of radio stations capable of providing more than one million watts of power, allowing the U.S. Navy to communicate with ships, submarines and aircraft anywhere around the world.

Be Aware of ID Requirements at Jim Creek and on Naval Station Everett

Security at Jim Creek and on Naval Station Everett requires that 2 forms of ID are presented for sponsored patrons who do not have an enhanced WA Driver's License.

Jim Creek Old Growth Forest Protects Ancient Legacy

"This project is a shining example of the DOD's concern for our nation's natural ecosystems," said Thomas Dildine, Environmental Program Director at Naval Station Everett.