Military Affairs Committee
Contact: Erik Ashlie-Vinke | Phone: (425) 248-4217
Military Affairs Committee Overview
The Economic Alliance Snohomish County Military Affairs Committee focuses on establishing and maintaining strong bonds between the military, and business & civilian sectors of Snohomish County communities. In doing so, it provides vital oversight for our State’s growing defense industry in the county.
Naval Station Everett (NSE) is the second largest employer in Snohomish County when an aircraft carrier is homeported here. The total economic impact of the military in the county is estimated to be $475 million annually. NSE offers potential capacity to accommodate one U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and multiple cruisers, destroyer class ships, or additional US Coast Guard assets.
Assets at Naval Station Everett
U.S. Navy Destroyers
USS Shoup DDG 86
USS Kidd DDG 100
USS Sampson DDG 10
USS Momsen DDG 92
USS Gridley ddg 101
USS Ralph Johnson DDG 114 (Navy to announce homeport arrival after commissioning date)
U.S. Coast Guard
USCGS Henry Blake WLM 563
USUSCGS Blue Shark WPB 8736
Port Security Unit Three-One-Three PSU 313
Further military facilities in Snohomish County include the Naval Operations Support Center in Marysville, Jim Creek Radio Station, and military housing in Marysville and Lake Stevens.
Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s Military Affairs Committee (MAC) is the liaison within Snohomish County for initiatives that support military affairs. The committee sponsors strategic activities that range from local support for military personnel and their families to relationship building at the highest levels of Federal Congressional offices and the Pentagon. Delegations from Economic Alliance visit Washington D.C. and the Pentagon to discuss defense related issues with Congressional and military representatives. The our annual signature event, State of the Station, provides a community briefing on NSE activities and networking opportunities between military and community leaders.
How can you get involved with the Military Affairs Committee?
Contact Erik Ashlie-Vinke to learn more.
The Military Affairs Committee continues the decades of progress previous organizations have amassed providing strategic leadership in Snohomish County regarding its existing and prospective military assets in areas such as Congressional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commissions, engagement and support of activity duty and veterans in our community, coordination with similar organizations in the region and other strategic initiatives.