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Welcome Aboard

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Oak Harbor, Washington!  You are joining an outstanding team that is committed to our mission of readiness, quality, and health for forces and family; you are integral to our success.

Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) has an outstanding fleet and patient-centered medical homeport and an external resource sharing agreement with a local hospital for surgical care.  We currently serve a beneficiary population of approximately 8,000 active duty personnel, with 8,500 family members, and 4,000 retirees and their families.

Whidbey Island offers a wide variety of activities and attractions.  People come to Whidbey to enjoy the shoreline and magnificent views.  Visitors can see the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, sail from the harbor to the San Juan Islands, and bike or hike along our waterfront to scenic Deception Pass Bridge or Fort Casey State Park, all in an area with a history rich in Native American culture.

Relocating to a new area can be a stressful time, help and information can be found 24/7 on the “MyNavy Family” mobile application.  MyNavy Family mobile application is available for download to Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices at  The application connects Navy families to information and resources to help them navigate the complexities of the Navy lifestyle.  The application offers several features, including Military Installation Search, MyNavy Career Center, Emergency Contacts and Calendar.

If you have any questions about housing in the area, please follow the link below for contact information and a housing application:  

Your assigned sponsor will be contacting you shortly and will be available to you for whatever information and assistance you may require.  If you run into any issues please contact our Sponsor Coordinator, Ms. Christine Kelso, at (360) 257-9958.  Our command Ombudsman, Kennetta Marin, can also be of assistance and can be reached at 360-320-5447, or via email at

Once again, “Welcome Aboard”!  I am looking forward to meeting you and having you on our team.                                                                   


J. Althoff
Captain, Medical Corps
United States Navy
Commanding Officer

Command Sponsorship 

If you have official orders and have not yet been assigned a sponsor, you can request one through our Human Resources Office at:

Reporting Aboard - Upon arrival report to the Quarterdeck to have the Officer-of-the-Day (OOD) endorse your orders. Then proceed to the Receipts, Transfer and Leave Desk located in the Human Resources Department (HRD) to start your check-in process. If you report to the OOD after normal working hours, then report to HRD the next working day at 0800 and check in with the Command Sponsor Coordinator.
Visit e-Welcome Aboard, your online source for all things Navy Region Northwest.

The Fleet and Family Support program: (360) 854-0638 or email:
The Human Resources commercial phone is: (360) 257-9991 or DSN: 820-9991.

In case of an emergency after normal working hours please call the Information desk at: (360) 257-9501.

Command Ombudsman

Kennetta Marin
Facebook:  ombudsmannhcoh

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