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Naval Station Everett 'Freedom Fest' public ship tours set for June 30

EVERETT — Naval Station Everett will once again host its "Freedom Fest," on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to celebrate our nation's independence with ship tours, food and family entertainment. Entry to the event and ship tours will be free and open to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, or a U.S. Coast Guard cutter.

Ship tours will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting at 11 a.m. and continuing throughout the event every half-hour. Due to a limited number of tours available throughout the day, at approximately 100 per half-hour, one ship tour per guest will be allowed.

Parking and bus transportation will be available at the Everett Transit Station, at the intersection of 32nd Street and Smith Avenue, or at the Everett Marina, at the intersections of 13th  and 18th streets along W. Marine View Drive. Due to very limited parking on base, carpooling and public transportation are highly encouraged.

All visitors and vehicles should expect random airport-type screenings and should be prepared to present a photo ID upon entry.

The following items are prohibited on base:

• Backpacks or bags larger than purse-size.

• Pets, excluding service animals.

• Weapons of any kind, such as firearms or knives.

• Explosives, such as fireworks or ammunition.

• Coolers or alcoholic beverages.

No liquids will be permitted on board the ships.

Information and updates will be available through the base information hotline at 425-304-5665 or online at www.cnic.navy.mil/everett/index.htm.

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