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USS Tripoli (LHA 7)


Welcome Aboard!
Congratulations on your orders to USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7)!
My name is ATC Buenomoreno, and I am the Sponsor Coordinator for USS TRIPOLI. We are currently homeported at Naval Base San Diego, CA, on Pier 13. 

We eagerly anticipate your arrival to USS TRIPOLI. Your sponsor will be able to provide you with any information or assistance you might need prior to arrival. I encourage you to stay in regular contact with your sponsor and provide them with any information and ask any questions that might assist you with your PCS. Please read the information below to get you started on a successful check-in to the USS TRIPOLI.

Pre-Check in Requirements: Read your orders in their entirety. Refer to MILPERSMAN 1320-308 should you plan to move your family to San Diego.

The Navy Lodge/Gateway Inn is located on-base. Personnel carrying items prohibited on Military Installations (Firearms, ammunition, certain chemicals, etc.) are advised to make arrangements prior to arrival. Lodging can fill up quickly, so please make any Navy Lodge/Gateway Inn reservations as early as possible.

Also, all personnel are HIGHLY encouraged to complete the Navy E-Learning FY24 “DOD Cyber Awareness Challenge” course prior to arrival, if not already completed.

Additionally, please update your NFAAS Emergency Contact information prior to your transfer as well as your location upon arriving in San Diego.

Lastly, please read the information guide thoroughly for frequently asked questions and use MyNavyHR or download the MyNavy Family Application at, Apple app store, or Google Play store as resources for your permanent change of station.

CHECKING IN: Uniform of the day for members checking into USS TRIPOLI is Navy Dress Uniform. You will check in at the quarterdeck onboard the ship, located at Pier 13 (wet side). The quarterdeck phone number is 619-556-4020. Please contact your sponsor prior to your arrival for assistance. If driving a personal vehicle, parking will be limited when vessels are in port. I recommend contacting your sponsor to discuss an arrival time for check in and any assistance that may be required to carry personal belongings.

HOUSING RECOMMENDATIONS: San Diego offers a multitude of housing options including Base Housing, PPV, and the option to live out in town. With so many different elements involved, new personnel are urged to review area maps, consider distance/driving time, and review rental and home-buying websites to truly gain a feel for the San Diego market. Due to rising costs associated with changes in the market, we highly suggest conducting a financial counseling prior to signing a new lease. One of your best sources of information is your sponsor and Chain of Command.

PERMISSIVE TDY: Personnel reporting from command located outside of the state of California will be entitled to 10 days of Permissive TDY (House Hunting Leave). Refer to MIPERSMAN 1320-210 for more information. If you do not execute your Permissive TDY upon arrival, it may be authorized by the CO up to 90 days after arrival, however, personnel are highly encouraged to utilize it when it best benefits the member, as opposed to utilizing it immediately upon reporting.

Very Respectfully,
ATC Carolina Buenomoreno
Sponsor Coordinator
Office: 619-545-4020 (ext. 2772)

CMDCM Latoyna Grace
Command Master Chief

NAME: Liz Zacharias
PHONE: (619) 617-1718 EMAIL:

NAME: Nicole Pabon
PHONE: (619) 617-1739


 USS Tripoli Information Guide 2024 pdf



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 Tripoli (LHA 7)
Unit 100429
FPO AP 96694



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