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USS Halsey (DDG 97)

Hit Hard! Hit Fast! Hit Often!

Reporting Aboard
When does my sea pay start?  Upon checking onboard. For amount, please visi

When do we get underway/deploy next?  Please contact your sponsor or the sponsor coordinator.

Where do I report if the Halsey is underway?  Report to 32nd Street Naval Station Transient Personnel Unit (TPU), BLDG 3142/Burton Hall (dry-side) to coordinate further travel arrangements.

What is needed when I check onboard?  Though a good idea to have all personal belongings onboard and ready to get underway, you are required to keep a full seabag onboard.

May I get a tour of the ship prior to my report date?  Absolutely, please contact your sponsor to make arrangements to ensure the ship is in port. 

I have not received a Welcome Aboard Message, who do I contact?  Please contact the sponsor coordinator

Do I need to report in uniform?  Yes, you are required to report onboard in Dress Blues/Dress Whites. 

Is there a gym onboard?  Yes. We have a freshly refurbished Weight Room and Cardio Workout Room onboard. 

Where should I look for a place of residence for my family and I?  Please contact you sponsor, they should be able to point you in the right direction. An abundant amount of information regarding schools, crime rate, amenities, community, price range, etc. can be found online, links can be found for some of the resources on our “links” page. 

What pier is the ship berthed at?  Contact your sponsor for up to date information or security upon entrance to Naval Base San Diego as they have a current listing. You may also call base information at (619)556-1011. 

If I'm being flown out to meet the ship, what items should I bring?  Bring a full seabag and any personal hygiene items you may need. For more ideas or questions about specifics, please contact your sponsor. 

Will I be able to contact my family while underway?  Yes. The ship has email and U.S. Postal Service onboard. HALSEY is also equipped with a Sailor Phone. 

If something happens to a family member while I'm underway and they need me, what should they do?  Have them contact the American Red Cross. They are able to contact the ship if the service member’s family is in distress. 

How do I get a Command Ball cap?  The Command Master Chief will present you with the Command Ball Cap upon your check in.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Command Master Chief at (619)556-4011 inport or (619)545-2105 underway. You may also contact him via email at

Note from the Commanding Officer
Whether you are a prospective crew-member, family member, or a visitor, I hope you find our website informative.

HALSEY was commissioned July 30, 2005 in San Diego, CA. We have a top-notch crew who has already made history by completing an accelerated training cycle in record time and who supported the War on Terrorism during HALSEY’s maiden deployment 2006 to the Western Pacific. Our professional, well-trained, and motivated crew is determined to make a difference.

Our crew comes from all walks of life, representing many states across the United States and various countries. Personal and professional development is emphasized onboard HALSEY. Crewmembers will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our ship and our Navy while advancing themselves.

HALSEY’s namesake is Fleet Admiral William “Bull” Halsey. Flt. Adm. Halsey was known as a forward-leaning war fighter who first earned his place in American history by escorting the aircraft carrier USS Hornet within 800 miles of Tokyo to launch Army planes for the initial bombing of Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Flt Adm. Halsey’s motto, “Hit Hard, Hit Fast, Hit Often” was adopted by DDG 97 and truly represents the fighting spirit of our ship crew.

Again, welcome aboard and thank you for your interest! Have a fine Navy day!
Email Icon USS Halsey Ombudsman Cell: 808-620-0943 Careline: 1-888-425-7393
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 Halsey (DDG 97)

Unit 100139 Box 1
FPO, AP 96667-1308

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