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DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Washington

DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Washington is located in Bremerton, Washington, in the northwest portion of the state. Puget Sound is a tenant command on Naval Base Kitsap and located next to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) and several other Navy activities. The distribution center is situated on the Sinclair inlet; part of the Puget Sound to the west of Seattle and northwest of Tacoma. Both Seattle and Tacoma are located just across Puget Sound and within fifty miles as are other major Department of Defense activities such as Fort Lewis Army Base and McChord Air Force Base. Airline passenger and cargo service is provided by Seattle-Tacoma International Air Port (SEATAC) which is situated between these two cities. Over ocean cargo service is provided through the Port of Tacoma.

Puget Sound evolved from the Physical Distribution Department of what was then known as the Naval Supply Center Puget Sound (NSCPS) in March of 1992 when the mission was transferred from the Navy to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the Defense Management Review Decision 902.

Serving as a forward distribution point for DLA and Service owned material, Puget Sound has more than 50,000 line items valued at more than $500 million dollars stored in warehouses and various open air storage in a 20 acre compound immediately adjacent to PSNS.

Puget Sound supports primarily local, but also worldwide customers. The center is able to provide immediate support to industrial and warfighting customers, as well as, to disaster relief efforts. Direct support is provided for the various ships homeported in the Pacific Northwest, including Air Craft Carriers, Submarines and supply ships.

Puget Sound employees receive and ship materiel consisting of a variety of products, ranging from 200,000 pound ships propulsion shafts to miniature electronic components. The distribution center is best known for its Nuclear Propulsion and Submarine materiel support. The work is often fast-paced with Puget Sound serving as the support center for ships preparing for deployment to various areas of the Pacific and Middle East.

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