The land for the Bangor base, 7,000 acres on the East side of the Hood Canal and approximately 500-600 acres directly across the Canal on the Toandos Peninsula, was purchased from local landowners beginning in 1941, and completed by 1944. In 1943 the Marginal Pier had been built to handle the loading of ammunition on Navy transport ships headed for the Pacific Theater during WWII.
Commissioned as POLARIS Missile Facility Pacific (POMFPAC) in 1964, the POLARIS A3 missile facility was in full production and providing the Fleet with high-quality missiles by December of that year. The “jewel” of Strategic Systems Programs’ (SSP’s) Fleet Ballistic Missile ( FBM) program for the Pacific was recommissioned Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) in July 1974. Along with the command name change, came a new mission: SWFPAC would become the missile production facility for the new generation FBM deterrent weapons—the TRIDENT I (C4) missile. By August 1980, SWFPAC was approved as a TRIDENT-capable facility and production of the new missile began. The first of 8 TRIDENT submarines assigned to protect American soil and interests in the Pacific, USS OHIO, arrived in August 1982, becoming the first of the Pacific TRIDENT Submarine Fleet.
Plan on meeting at the Keyport Naval Undersea Museum at 8:45 on March 25, 2015. A bus will pick up everyone at the museum parking lot at 09:00 and wrap up at noon. Only US Citizens. Only Navy League Members. No kids!!! This is a special NAVY LEAGUE MEMBERS ONLY Tour. You will be touring industrial areas. No cameras, camera cell phones or cell phones allowed in any of the areas. Its best to leave them in their cars. I will need the list by 16 March to be able to process access with Naval Base Kitsap.
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to allow for base and waterfront restricted area access. If you are interested please contact Byron Faber, Email: email@example.com, Cell: 360-434-1144