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USS Green Bay (LPD 20)

Stand and Fight, Remain Unvanquished

Welcome to Sasebo, Japan!

     Congratulations on your assignment to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20). Your accomplishments and championship team qualities made you one of the perfect candidates for our team. You are joining an outstanding crew and a proud ship!
     The USS GREEN BAY was commissioned January 24, 2009 and is the second United States Navy ship to be named for the city and bay of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Our ship's name resulted in a close connection to the awesome people of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and their championship winning professional football team, the Green Bay Packers.
     Our primary mission is to conduct expeditionary operations and serve as a ready-response force throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Our Navy and Marine Corps team work closely alongside each other to increase warfighting readiness and strengthen international partnerships by conducting diverse mission sets from combat training and humanitarian assistance to forcible entry operations and disaster relief. Our presence reassures partners and allies, promotes regional security, and reinforces the standards of rules-based order.
     Once again, congratulations on your assignment and welcome aboard! I look forward to meeting you and we are excited to add you to our team.
                                                                                                      This is the way,
                                                                                                                    CAPT Severn B. Stevens

Please download Welcome Aboard letter here.
Please contact your assigned ship sponsor for details of embarkation.
Sponsor coordinator: ITC Densmore:
Ombudsman: Mrs. Cassandra Wheeles-Talbot & Mrs. Kate Piette/

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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USS Green Bay (LPD 20)

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