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USS Shiloh (CG 67)

“Making Excellence a Tradition”

CO Welcome Message
Aloha! Welcome to the Shiloh Family!

We know that you will enjoy your tour here in beautiful Pearl Harbor, Hawaii! Whether you are a single service member, a geographic bachelor, or you will be bringing your family to Hawaii, the first thing you need to do is email our sponsorship coordinator at A shipboard sponsor will be assigned to you, and your sponsor can help answer many of your questions.

On SHILOH we also have a Family Sponsor Program. Your family sponsor is a member of our Family Readiness Group and you can ask any questions about base services, schools, programs for the kids, and what housing is like. Our sponsors want to help you make the transition to Hawaii as easy as possible. Your shipboard or family sponsor can help with shipping POVs to Hawaii, arranging airport transportation, and pre-staging the necessary paperwork needed for housing.

Here on the Navy side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam there is a mini-Navy Exchange, McDonalds, and the fitness center within walking distance. Toward the Airforce side of the joint base, there is a Commissary, larger Navy Exchange, several fast food options. Off base, there are many recreational activities to do; visiting the many beaches Hawaii has to offer, various hiking trails, water sports for all types of skill levels. Additionally, you can visit the four other islands the state has to offer. Ask your sponsor about recreational activities available here.

If you are bringing your family, you probably have questions about housing here. You can do some research—— and ask your sponsor for advice. There is military housing on base, privatize military housing communities’ off-base, or you may prefer to live off-base in the local area. Your sponsor and family sponsor can give you some input so you can make the best decision about housing and household goods.

Again, welcome aboard team SHILOH!

E Komo Mai (Welcome)!
Adam G. Cheatham
Commanding Officer

Family Readiness Group (FRG)
Living in Japan can be both exciting and challenging, so the Shiloh Family Readiness Group is here to help you navigate through your tour overseas. While time away from our spouses is not always easy, it's so nice to know that we have a network of friends. We have a monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, quarterly potluck parties, off base field trips and social outings. 

Children are always welcome at our meetings. 

In addition to the meetings, we also do fun social activities like lunch in Yokohama, sightseeing trips to local interests like Kamakura and shopping trips to Costco, IKEA and Grandberry Mall. In addition to the fun stuff, many of our members volunteer to sponsor new families coming to our command through our Family Sponsor Program.

Contact us at We’d love to hear from you!
A Letter from Your Ombudsmen 

Dear Newcomer,
Congratulations on your orders to USS Shiloh (CG-67)! On behalf of the chain of command and all our Shiloh families, we want to welcome you to Japan. As the ship’s ombudsmen, our job is to provide you with information and referrals to base and military services and to help ease the transition to living here in Yokosuka, Japan. 

If you are a single sailor or will be a geographic bachelor during your tour, we can be a resource for your family members back in the states if they have questions or concerns.
If you will be moving to Japan with your family, we can help direct you to all the information you need to get your family settled in our community. 

All crewmembers assigned to SHILOH are assigned a shipboard sponsor who can answer questions about your work assignment and other ship-specific information. Additionally, we have a Family Sponsor Program onboard SHILOH. We can match your spouse and family with a volunteer from our Family Readiness Group. Your family sponsor will be able to provide information about the schools, base activities, on- and off-base shopping opportunities, and any other questions your family may have about living in Japan. Family sponsors can also give you advice on housing here in Yokosuka, help with moving your pet here, buying a car here, or anything else you may have questions about. Please use this resource. We have wonderful families at our command who want to help your family get settled and enjoy your tour in Japan. 

You may have many questions about life in Yokosuka, Japan. There are numerous sources of information available online. Let your shipboard sponsor and family sponsor help clarify any questions that may arise. Moving overseas is a big job, but we want to help address your concerns and give you as smooth a transition as possible. A good first point of reference is the Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka website, 

Contact us at and let us know how we can help. If you are interested in our family sponsor program, please let us know the ages of your children so we can match you with a family sponsor with kids in the same age groups. 

We are looking forward to meeting you soon and helping you enjoy a successful tour onboard SHILOH.

USS Shiloh Ombudsmen
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 Shiloh (CG 67)

Unit 100149 BOX 1
FPO, AP 96678

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