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Prior to your arrival, you will be assigned a command sponsor who will be available to answer any questions you may have and/ or to assist you in any way possible. Please advise your sponsor of your expected arrival date and any assistance you may require. Below is some information to help you when you arrive here in San Diego, CA.

When arriving in San Diego, report in the uniform of the day to the USS AMERICA (LHA 6), unless otherwise directed.

DRIVING DIRECTION: I-5, I-8, I-15, I-805, US Highways: 54, 94 or 163 merge onto I-5 South:

I-5 South

-Take the 28th St/ Natl Ave exit, exit 28th ST. At the 3rd stop light make a left onto Harbor Drive. Make a right at the 4th stop light, which will lead you into gate 9. Once on base follow the blue signs posted to the piers.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • CPR-3 Flag Operations - (619) 556-3847
    CPR-3 Staff Duty Officer – (619)-727-3133
    Fleet & Family Service Center, NAV Base SD, Bldg. 263, (619) 556-7404
    American Red Cross - (800) 951-5600, (619) 291-2620, (877) 272-7337
    Naval Station Base Information - (619) 556-1011
    NBSD Central Assignments - (619) 556-8672
    Housing Office - (619) 556-8443
    Housing Assignments/ Referrals - (619) 556-8027
    Household Goods - (619) 556-MOVE
    Military Information Desk (Airport Desk USO) - (619) 296-3192
    MWR - (619) 556-1055  Leisure Travel
    MWR - (619) 556-2173 Ticket Office
    MWR - (619) 556-7455  Events/Programs
    Navy Lodge - (800) 628-9466,  (619) 234-6142
    Navy/Marine Relief Society - (619) 556-8283
    Pass & Decal - (619) 556-6218
    PSD - (619) 556-9428 ID Cards
    PSD - (619) 556-2012 Disbursing
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is an Ombudsman?
Every Command has an Ombudsman who is a spouse of a sailor at the Command. The Ombudsman serves as the liaison between the command and the families. The Ombudsman is the point of contact for the families. He or she can assist families with navigating through Navy life through resources and information.

2. How can an Ombudsman help me?
Navy Family Ombudsmen are key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. Ombudsmen maintain current resource files with information on military and civilian community agencies that can help families solve a variety of problems, and successfully meet the challenges they face before, during, and after deployments. In addition to providing referral information, Ombudsmen can facilitate communication between the Command and family members. Ombudsmen may publish or contribute to command newsletters or maintain care lines, which have recorded messages with information for command families that can be accessed 24 hours a day. Ombudsmen can also assist families in contacting the Command for a variety of reasons.

3. What is the role of the COMNAVSURFPAC Force Ombudsman?
The Force Ombudsman provides oversight and guidance for all the Surface Ship's Ombudsmen in the Pacific Fleet Area of Responsibility. You can contact the Surface Forces Ombudsman at (619) 301-6983 or send an email to

4. What is an IA assignment or tour?
An IA is an Individual Augmentee. A Sailor may receive orders to go IA and this means that he or she will deploy as an Individual, not with their command. Sometimes an IA will deploy and be stationed with another branch of the Military.

5. What is NFAAS?
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. This is how the Navy will track your family and assess your needs during an emergency.

6. How can I find out more about medical, dental or Navy family resources?
Contact your Command Ombudsman. He or she will guide you to your resources.

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