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Rare confluence of events jams up Navy gate

February 1st, 2014 by ed friedrich

It’s not often the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl. In fact, it’s happened one other time in 38 years.

Combine that with all the Navy people getting paid at once — shipyard, active duty and retirees — and it’s mayhem trying to get on the Bremerton base and at the commissary with everybody pursuing Velveeta at the same time. Complicating things further, there’s only one gate open on weekends. At least that’s the scenario painted by our good Facebook pals who know the base ropes a lot better than I do.

There was quite a line of cars lined up on Highway 304 waiting to turn left at the Missouri gate.  They were filling up the turn lane and spilling into the next one over. It was like trying to get out of town at 4 p.m. on a weekday.

Hopefully, everybody got in and found their chicken wings and have an incredible Super Bowl Sunday.

2 Responses to “Rare confluence of events jams up Navy gate”

  1. Suquamish Says:

    It was just a mandated CO check at the gate. Looking for Id’s, drivers licenses, proof of insurance and registrations. It took me only 15 minutes to get through the gate and the traffic was only at the stop light at 7:20pm

  2. Denis Says:

    It was just a ho-hum story until “Velveeta”.

    Then it became fun.

    Thanks, Ed.