Command Ombudsman

Karen Thompson

E-mail Address: gypsy.ombudsman@yahoo.com

Phone # (757) 493-1250

Hello Gypsy Families,

                        My name is Karen Thompson, and I have been appointed by the Command to serve as your Ombudsman. As your Ombudsman I will serve as a liaison between the Command and you, the families. I have been provided formal training and have gained a multitude of resources that I can access to assist you when you contact me. As an advocate for the families of VFA-32, every situation will be approached with strict confidence and the utmost respect. As your Ombusman, I am always here so that you have someone to contact with your concerns and/or questions.

                         I have been a Navy wife for almost 16 years. My husband is a proud, Gypsy Chief. We have three, very active boys who keep us busy. Our family has been through at least 6 deployments and 12 detachments, some of them back to back. As a family, we have been through and dealt with some of the same issues you might endure. We spent the bulk of his career at NAS Jacksonville, FL where I served as Ombudsman for 2.5 years. I loved every second of it, and I am so happy to serve again.

                         I am always available to assist you. No matter how big or how small your concern is, please never hesitate to contact me. I am here to serve you, our Gypsy Families. Whether you are a spouse, parent, grandparent, or even a good friend, if your Sailor considers you "family", then I am here for you. You can reach me via cell phone or email and I will respond promptly.




Karen Thompson