Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the US

Feb 15: Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) Tour Report


The Navy League, Bremerton – Olympic Peninsula Council toured SWFPAC on February 15th, hosted by CAPT Mike Elmstrom (SWFPAC CO).

First stop was a tour of Missile Assembly Building #3 (MAB-3) where Lockheed Martin – the prime contractor for missile processing operations briefed the group on the Trident II missile and the SWFPAC missile processing flow from component receipt to missile outload on SSBN’s.

Next up was a static display of two security force armored vehicles hosted by the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, an essential member of “Team SWFPAC.”

Following the static display, the group was treated to a tasty lunch at the Bangor Galley with choices from a wide range of menu items.

After lunch, the tour group proceeded to the USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) hosted by LCDR Mike Smith, Subgroup 9 PAO.  The tour group was split up into three groups to facilitate movement within the submarine.  Spaces visited on the SSBN included the Control Room, Missile Compartment and Crew Berthing Spaces just to name a few areas.  Our tour guides briefed us thoroughly on operations in each space.  Many thanks go out to the crew for accommodating the Navy League tour.

This tour was arranged by Navy League member and tour organizer Byron Faber.  We are extremely grateful to CAPT Elmstrom for the opportunity to tour SWFPAC and LCDR Smith for coordinating a fantastic submarine tour.

Another great tour with the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League Council.