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New Check-ins

You may contact the quarterdeck at 619-556-4748.

New Check-ins will need to contact their Ship's Sponsor for answers to any questions. If their Ship's Sponsor is unavailable they may contact the Command Duty Officer and the number above.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for USS New Orleans Service Member's is:

For Crew's Personal Use:

USS New Orleans LPD 18
Unit 100207 Box __ (Box # Assigned by FPO)
FPO AP 96673

For Official Business:

USS New Orleans LPD 18
Unit 100207 Box 1
FPO AP 96673


To apply for Navy Housing, you are required to submit an application using form DD1746 accompanied by a copy of the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, and a certification of family members. Examples of family member certification documents are NAVPERS 1070/602, Record of Emergency Data/Dependency Application (Page 2); or a NAVCOMPT 3072, Dependency Action Status.


The Uniform of the Day is currently as follows:

Naval Working Uniform (NWUs) for E7 and above

Naval Working Uniform (NWUs) for E6 and below

Note: All hands will need to have shipboard-approved safety boots.

In addition, all hands must conform with U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, NAVPERS 156651



Medical treatment for most situations will be treated onboard the USS New Orleans. Special needs will be treated at the nearest Medical Hospital.


Congratulations on your assignment to USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18)! We take pleasure in welcoming you as a valuable member of our crew.

We are looking forward to your arrival. The Command Sponsor Program is one of the most important quality of life programs for our Sailors and their family members.

We are sure you are excited about your upcoming move and must have many questions and concerns about the Command and the area. The more you know about your new duty station, the better prepared you will be.

Once you have orders, please contact us using the link below. We are available to answer any immediate questions you may have and provide contact information about your sponsor.

Sponsors are carefully assigned to make your transition as seamless as possible. Your sponsor will provide you with information about living in San Diego and living aboard the ship. Your sponsor will meet you at the airport upon your arrival, provide transportation, show you all the facilities on base, and will be available to help you during the check-in process.

In order for your sponsor to provide the assistance required, provide your flight information as soon as possible. Keep in contact with your sponsor and notify him/her of any changes on your arrival date or time.

For further details and answers to specific questions or concerns, contact for a sponsor to be assigned to assist you or call us at: (619) 571-4706. In addition, please visit the San Diego Fleet and Family Support Center Website at: to learn more about life in San Diego.

You will soon become an integral member of the crew on the newest class of warship in the United States Navy. We are eager to assist you in attaining your professional and personal goals. Your development and success as a naval professional are of the utmost importance to us.

Again, welcome aboard shipmate! We look forward to meeting you.




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 New Orleans (LPD 18)

Unit 100207 Box 1
FPO, AP 96673


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