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Welcome to Naval Magazine Indian Island

On behalf of Commanding Officer Cmdr. Donald Emerson, welcome to the website for Naval Magazine Indian Island!

  • 121114-N-JP801-123  PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (Nov. 14, 2012) Personnel from Naval Magazine Indian Island load ordnance onto Guided Missile Destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). Naval Magazine Indian Island provides ordnance logistics support to the U.S. Pacific Fleet and joint services. (U.S. Navy photo by Liane Nakahara/Released)
  • 191213-N-HH853-0075 PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (Dec. 13, 2019) Admiralty Audubon Society member John Church, left, and Naval Magazine Indian Island Biologist Bill Kalina, right, spot coyotes during the conservation society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emilia Hilliard)
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INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (March 6, 2012) The guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) prepares to moor at Naval Magazine Indian Island. Ohio recently completed a 14-month forward deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)
  • 191202-N-HH853-1026 PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (Dec. 3, 2019) Naval Magazine Indian Island Commanding Officer Cmdr. Donald Emerson, right, and Assistant Fire Chief David Michaelsen, second left, present lifesaving awards to Navy Region Northwest Fire and Emergency Services personnel. The crew of Engine 91 received these awards for their actions to save an unresponsive patient’s life during a mutual aid response call in Port Hadlock on August 13, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emilia Hilliard)

Installation information 

Naval Magazine Indian Island is located near Port Hadlock in Jefferson County, Washington, which is across Puget Sound from Whidbey Island and Seattle. The installation is home to the U.S. Navy’s only deep-water ammunition port on the West Coast and the Department of Defense’s largest conventional ordnance storage site on the West Coast. Indian Island provides munitions support to Navy, Joint and Allied vessels while emphasizing safety, accuracy and efficiency.

The 2,700-acre island hosts a wealth of cultural and natural resources, including several Native-American archeological sites, historical pioneer homestead sites and WWII-era buildings. The island is also home to a wide diversity of wildlife species, including 10 established bald eagles nesting sites, several hundred deer, coyotes, otters and an occasional cougar.

Naval Magazine Indian Island was the recipient of the Commander, Navy Installation Command’s Installation Excellence Award for the small installation category in 2020, the Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award for sustainability in the non-industrial installation category in 2019, and the Chief of Naval Operations Shore Safety Award for the small installation category in 2018.

For administrative assistance, please contact the Naval Magazine Indian Island command office at 360-396-5227.

Military personnel under orders to Naval Magazine Indian Island should call 360-340-1984 for assistance with the check-in process.

For more information and the latest news on Naval Magazine Indian Island, please visit our Facebook page or contact the Naval Magazine Indian Island Public Affairs Officer at 360-396-1630. 

In the event of inclement weather, please call the Base Conditions hotline at 360-396-5375 for information about base operating conditions. The message will be updated by 4:00 a.m. with operating conditions for the day.

Base Access

Naval Magazine Indian Island is a controlled access installation. Access is limited to authorized military personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees who have a valid Common Access Card (CAC). They must also have either a Base Authorization and Visit Request (BAVR) badge or a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) badge that demonstrates the higher level of access credentials required for NMII.

All visitors must receive prior approval before coming onboard. Naval Magazine Indian Island’s Visitor Control Center is located near the main gate at Building 184. The VCC is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the exception of Federal holidays and J-Days. All visitors are required to have a completed SECNAV 5512 form, with a sponsor’s signature, on file prior to arrival. Please call 360-396-0828 with any questions or visit the security page for further information.

All visitors to Indian Island, including contractors, must use the right-hand entry lane at the gate to gain access to the installation. All installation and Navy Region Northwest military personnel and employees with the appropriate level of access credentials can use the left-hand entry land.

The drivers of oversized vehicles should call 360-340-1984 for assistance prior to arriving at NMII. 

Firearms, dangerous weapons, stun guns, pepper spray, fireworks, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia are prohibited on Naval Magazine Indian Island. 


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