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USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
In Harms Way
Welcome aboard USS JOHN PAUL JONES!
Our ship is named after Commodore John Paul Jones, the American Revolutionary War hero who gave our country its earliest naval tradition of heroism and the reputation for sailing “In Harm’s Way.”
USS JOHN PAUL JONES is the third Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer built and the first assigned to the Pacific fleet. She is one of the most sophisticated and capable warships in the world and is designed to support naval operations well into the twenty-first century.
Our ship is stationed in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. During your time on board you will be able to drive an hour away to explore Seattle, while also having access to the Cascade Mountains an hour in the other direction. There is no shortage of cultural and historical activities in the area, which makes Everett one of the most diverse and sought after Naval Stations!
While our ship is highly advanced, it is nothing without the astonishing Sailors we have onboard. Our team has extreme professional, technical skills and leadership capabilities. At the heart of any ship is its crew and JOHN PAUL JONES is the best in the world.
Again, welcome aboard! Thanks for stopping by our website and visiting.
Robert Franklin lll
Commander, United States Navy
Reporting to USS JOHN PAUL JONES
When JOHN PAUL JONES receives your orders, you will be assigned a sponsor from your division who will contact you and send you a welcome aboard package. Your sponsor will assist you with everything needed to make your transition to JOHN PAUL JONES as smooth as possible. To expedite the sponsor assignment process, you can e-mail our sponsor coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you receive your orders. Be sure to include your name, rate, rank, estimated date of arrival, a mailing address for your welcome aboard package, and any other applicable contact information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Naval Station Everett is located approximately 45 minutes north of Seattle, and about 1 hour north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. If driving, follow Interstate 5 North to exit 192, Naval Station/Port of Everett. Look for Pacific Avenue and turn left, then turn right onto West Marine View Drive. Follow the green road signs to Naval Station Everett, on the left. For access to base, you must have a valid military ID.
How Do I Contact The Ship?
The ship can be reached by commercial phone number 425-304-5963. Please be aware that while underway this phone number will not work. If you are unable to contact the ship by phone, you may contact the ship at the following email address email@example.com or Ombudsman Tel: (808) 425-7720
Where Can I Go For Local Information?
Information about relocation, housing, community services, schools, and various other aspects of life in the Pacific Northwest can be found on the Navy Life in the Pacific Northwest website.
What If The Ship Is Not In Port When I Arrive?
If you have been unable to contact JOHN PAUL JONES via your sponsor and are scheduled to report to JOHN PAUL JONES while the ship is not in port, you must report to Transient Personnel Unit (TPU), located onboard Naval Station Everett. Check in at the Quarterdeck and ensure that your orders are endorsed, and then report to TPU. To reach the TPU on base, enter through the main gate and then make an immediate right and then a left at the stop sign. The building on your right will be the TPU. Quarterdeck personnel will direct you if you need assistance. TPU will keep personnel informed about when they should expect to meet the ship, either in a foreign port or when the ship returns to Everett. For more information, contact the Naval Station Everett Quarterdeck at 425-304-3366
How Do I Send Packages To My Sailor?
Shipboard mailing address will be:
USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53)
Unit 100158 Box 1
FPO AP 96669
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 main point of contact for the families. He or she can assist families with navigating through Navy life by providing resources and information.
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.
What Are More Ways To Connect To The Ship?
Our ship is active on multiple social media platforms. We post all about our Sailors and everyday operations!
If you have any comments or concerns please reach out to our Public Affairs Officer.
The following e-mail addresses may also be helpful for your relocation:
Command Master Chief
Command Ombudsman: Ombudsman Tel: (808) 425-7720
Command Sponsor Coordinator