Welcome aboard the Navy’s premier TICONDEROGA class guided missile Cruiser, USS VICKSBURG (CG 69)! You will soon be a crewmember on a historic warship, and we’re proud to welcome you. You should receive a “Welcome Aboard” message with lots of valuable information about the ship and the Norfolk area. As you prepare to transfer, your department on board “VIK” will assign you a sponsor, a fellow VICKSBURG Sailor who will help answer your questions and work to make your transition as smooth as possible. You are invited to email the ship on your own to make first contact and start the sponsor process even earlier. CG69_SPONSOR.firstname.lastname@example.org
Your port call message may direct you to report to Naval Station Norfolk for further transfer to VICKSBURG. If flying into Norfolk International Airport, notify your sponsor ahead of time and transportation will be arranged for you. To assist you in your transfer to VICKSBURG, we are providing the following information:
If your Sponsor has not contacted you, please email: CG69_SPONSOR.email@example.com
USS VICKSBURG Command Cell: (202) 568-4624.
Connecting with confidential help is simple with Military OneSource. You can reach Military OneSource anytime, 24/7 for information and referral programs for the military community and can be used to gain information on almost any topic, from child care to schools to relocation and much more. Military One Source can be accessed online at http://www.militaryonesource.mil or by phone at (800) 342-9647.
For information on Household Goods (HHG) shipment, visit the Personal Property Office at http://www.move.mil. If you need further information or directions to the personal property building, call (757) 443-3700. Alternatively, you can reach Personal Property Office by phone at (855) 444-6683.
For more information on Relocation Assistance, visit website at https://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program/relocation_assistance.html/ or call (757) 444-2102.
For more information on Naval Station Norfolk and the Hampton Roads area, go to: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_norfolk.html
Your orders require you to check into one of the Hampton Roads Housing Offices before you negotiate for off-base housing. They can help you locate civilian vacancies. The following are local Housing Offices telephone numbers and addresses:
Norfolk Navy Housing Welcome Center
7924 14th Street Norfolk, VA 23505-1217
Tel: (757) 445-2832
Temporary lodging is available at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. Visit website at http://ngis.dodlodging.net/propertys/Norfolk-NS or contact by phone at (757) 394-9164. Reservations hotline number is 1-877-NAVY-BED. Additional temporary lodging is available at Navy Lodge. Visit website at https://www.navy-lodge.com/ or contact by phone at (757) 489-2656. Reservations hotline number is 1-800-628-9466.