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Naval Station Everett Community Day May 31

EVERETT — Naval Station Everett will host a Community Day on Saturday, May 31, inviting the local community to tour three U.S. Navy ships from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the event and ship tours will be free and open to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup and frigate USS Rodney M. Davis, which are home-ported in Everett.

Ship tours will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will be admitted on base as early as 10 a.m. Ship tours will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the event every half-hour. Ship tour participants must be fully ambulatory and children must be older than 8 years of age.

Visitors are highly encouraged to use mass transit. Parking on base will be limited to those with disabilities who have disabled parking placards. Bus transportation will be available from the Everett Transit Station, on 32nd Street and Smith Avenue, to the base. Buses on Route 6 will be scheduled to run every 15 minutes, from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Regular fees will apply.

All visitors must present valid government-issued photo identification upon entry, and should expect security screenings that include opening bags, vehicle searches and the use of metal detectors.

The following items will be prohibited on base: No backpacks or bags larger than purse-size, pets (excluding service animals), weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, etc.), explosives (fireworks or ammunition), coolers or alcoholic beverages. No liquids will be permitted on the ships.

The opportunity for ships to offer public tours depends on multiple factors that vary from year to year, such as ship availability, operational schedules and security requirements.

Information will also be available via the base information hotline at 425-304-5665 and the Naval Station Everett Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NavalStationEverett.

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