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Unaccompanied Housing Resident Satisfaction Survey

Live in housing? Your opinion matters, so let it be heard via the Resident Satisfaction Survey.

New Lifecycle (L) Funds

Beginning July 1, 2020, new Lifecycle (L) Funds will be available to the Thrift Savings Program (TSP) participants.

TSP COVID-19 Programs

New temporary TSP withdrawal and loan programs authorized by the CARES Act to be implemented this summer in response to COVID-19.

Dates for upcoming Navy MWR ESPORTS Tournaments

Sign up now to play Call of Duty: Modern Warzone with Navy MWR ESPORTS.

Public/Private Venture Housing

View the memo from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment for tenants in privatized housing.

Military Spouse Licensure Reimbursement extension

Navy Personnel Command has extended spouse licensure reimbursement application deadline. The deadline for applications has been extended in response to issues caused by COVID-19.

Be Prepared - Save Today for a Financial Disaster Tomorrow

Whether it is a natural disaster, an unforeseen medical expense or an unexpected home or car repair, you never know when you will face an emergency. The best plan for emergency expenses is to start saving for them today.

5 Steps to Manage Relationship Conflict

Learn to manage conflict and build stronger, healthier relationships by taking these 5 steps.

Promoting wellness and resiliency with the Every Sailor, Every Day blog

Promoting wellness and stress navigation through NavyNavStress, the official blog of the Navy Operational Stress Control.

Breathing to Reduce Stress Podcast

Feeling stressed out? This Fleet and Family Support Center podcast on breathing can help reduce your stress level.

Fact vs. Fiction Vitamin D and COVID-19

While vitamin D has immune-enhancing properties, its value in reducing symptoms in individuals with COVID-19 infection remain unclear, due to an absence of clinical studies. However, achieving and maintaining optimal vitamin D status is sensible and desirable for a number of health and performance outcomes.

Adventure Drive-Thru Safari

Family fun at the Adventure Drive-Thru Safari

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.

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.

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.

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.