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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. 


                                           Brian Laws 

                                                                                 Commander, United States Navy



USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) is a multi-mission guided missile destroyer designed to operate independently, or as unit of a Carrier or Expeditionary Strike Group or a Missile Defense Action Group in multi-threat environments that include air, surface, and subsurface threats. She will respond to low intensity conflict, coastal and littoral offshore warfare as well as open ocean conflict providing or augmenting power projection, forward presence requirements, and escort operations at sea. Recently, John Paul Jones has been updated with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability to engage ballistic missiles with the SM-3 missile. This system provides the capability for long-range surveillance, tracking and engagement of ballistic missiles. Aegis BMD is the main sea-based component of the U.S. National Ballistic Missile Defense system. 

In order to successfully conduct this mission, John Paul Jones has been fitted with the latest weapons, sensors, command-control-communications, engineering, and damage control systems. The AEGIS Weapons system is the most advanced air defense network in the world and is capable of conducting both offensive and defensive operations using Tomahawk and Harpoon cruise missiles, Standard missiles, Close-In Weapons System, rocket launched torpedoes and 5 inch (127 mm) and crew served guns. The ship is also fitted with an integrated chemical, biological and radiological defense system to protect the ship and crew in these threatening environments.


Frequently Asked Questions and Directions 


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 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 Commander Naval Surface Group Northwest (CNSGNW), located onboard Naval Station Everett. Check in at the Quarterdeck and ensure that your orders are endorsed, and then report to CNSGNW. To reach the CNSGNW on base, continue going south on Perry Ave and turn right on Fletcher Way. Continue on to Fletcher Way and make a left at Spruance Blvd. Heading south on Spruance Blvd, you will see Building 2202 on your right side. CNSGNW is within this building. Quarterdeck personnel will direct you if you need assistance. CNSGNW 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: 

Rate/Rank Name 


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! 


Instagram: @jpjddg53 

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: 

Executive Officer: 

Command Master Chief: 

Command Ombudsman: Mrs. Paula Brooks, (619) 757-4293,

Command Sponsor Coordinator:



USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)

Unit 100158 Box 1
FPO AP 96669-1271


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