NW Navigator to cease publication

Navy Region Northwest is pulling the plug on the “Northwest Navigator.”

The paper will print its final weekly edition March 29, according to a press release. After that, there will no longer be an official or authorized Navy print newspaper for Commander, Navy Region Northwest or its installations, which include Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Station Everett, Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Magazine Indian Island.

The decision to stop publication was made as a Navy-wide cost-savings measure.

“This was a tough headquarters decision in a belt-tightening world,” said Sean Hughes, public affairs officer at Navy Region Northwest. “This is the end of an era, but we still have Navy information to share and stories to tell. … We will continue to explore new ways to communicate in this fast-changing media landscape.”

Official Northwest Navy news and information will still be available in many formats, including Navy social media pages (Facebook and Twitter), websites and in internal command employee newsletters.

Contact Navy Region Northwest Public Affairs Office at 360-396-1644 for information.