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“The mission of USS FRANK E. PETERSEN JR. (DDG 121) is to be prepared to conduct prompt, sustained, combat operations at sea in support of national policy. Meeting this mission requires focus on four priorities: Safety, Operational Excellence, Mental and Physical Toughness and Family and Personal Readiness.”



Aloha and Welcome to USS FRANK E. PETERSEN JR. (DDG 121)

If you have orders to USS FRANK E. PETERSEN JR., congratulations and welcome aboard! We are looking forward to you joining our team. You are about to embark on an exciting tour of duty in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations. Pearl Harbor was established as a U.S. Naval Base in 1908, and remains a vital part of the U.S. defense establishment today. Pearl Harbor is a national historic landmark because of its essential contribution to the rise of the U.S. as a major power in the Pacific and the crucial role it played in World War II, beginning with the December 7, 1941 attack. Pearl Harbor is located eight miles west of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. It is one of eight islands that make up the State of Hawaii. There is much to see and do, so your off-duty time can be filled with many adventures. Please visit the MWR link here for more details and take advantage of all the region has to offer during your tour.

Our sponsorship program is designed to make your move to Oahu, Hawaii as convenient and stress-free as possible. If you have received orders, it is our focus to ensure your sponsor is assigned and contacts you as soon as possible. If you have not been contacted by a sponsor, please email our sponsorship coordinator at

For further information, our Ombudsman serves as an advocate and point of contact for FRANK E. PETERSEN JR family members. We highly encourage you to contact our ship’s Ombudsman via email if you need assistance. FRANK E. PETERSEN JR. also has an Ombudsman Facebook Page that you can request to join, as well as a ship Facebook page that we encourage you to check out!

Again, congratulations on your orders to USS FRANK E. PETERSEN JR. You are on your way to one of the finest warships in the fleet. Welcome Aboard Shipmate! Into the Tiger’s Jaw!


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.

USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

Unit 10010 BOX 1
FPO AP 96691

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