- May 14, 2013
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Car dealerships, restaurants and many other businesses in Bremerton, Wash., know when an aircraft carrier has returned to its homeport at Naval Base Kitsap, located in West Puget Sound. Many car dealerships said sales jumped last week by 10 percent to 20 percent due to the return of the USS John C. Stennis, reported the Kitsap Sun. The impact of the carrier’s arrival on area housing will not become apparent as quickly. Many Stennis sailors take leave after their deployment, choosing to leave the area or return to their hometowns before returning to Bremerton. Some also have on-base options. And if past behavior holds true, in about nine months Harrison Medical Center likely will experience an uptick in births.