We realize checking into a new command is not always easy. That is why here on the Nitze (pronounced nits-ah) we have a command sponsor program onboard. This program puts you in contact with another experienced sailor to see you through your adjustment to this new command. Your sponsor can send you information and answer any questions you have about life onboard. Our Command Sponsor Coordinator is responsible for ensuring communications are established between yourself and your sponsor. If you would like to drop our sponsor coordinator a line, please email them here. You can find other important contact information on our "Contact Us" page.
FLYING/DRIVING INTO NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
The ship will make every effort to meet you. If the ships is unable and cant reach you then talk to someone at the USO about the taxi information. Norfolk has numerous methods of transportation from the airport. The most convenient is the airport limo service. For $8.50 they will bring you to the Naval Base. You will find a Navy representative on duty in the Airport Information Booth to assist you. The booth is manned from 7:30 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Uniformed military personnel have the information about all bases in the Hampton Roads area, transportation, duty office telephone numbers and emergency assistance numbers. If you drive, regardless of direction, you will approach Norfolk on Interstate 64. Follow the signs to Norfolk Naval Base on Interstate 564. Interstate 564 will turn into Taussig Blvd as you approach the base. Turn left at the third light, Hampton Blvd, and then turn right at the first light, Gate 5 (Surface Ships and Submarine Force). Ask at the gate which pier the ship is at and directions from there. Naval Station Norfolk recognizes all DOD decals. You are not required to obtain a Norfolk decal while assigned to the USS NITZE, provided you have a valid decal from another base. To obtain a vehicle sticker/pass you can call Naval Station Norfolk at (757) 322-29760 or 2974 or 2978
FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
Well-trained active duty staff members provide accurate and timely information about services and resources for Navy families in the Hampton Roads area. Telephone (757) 444-NAVY(6289), or from the Penninsula, 244-NAVY(6289). Below are some of the services provided by the Family Services Center:
- Ombudsman Assistance
- Child Care Information
- Financial Education
- Relocation Assistance
- Crisis Intervention Counseling
- Chaplain Assistance Pamphlets & Periodicals
- Information and Referral 24-Hour Hotline
You may also call the Navy Housing Welcome Center at the Personnel Support Mall at (757) 445-2832. The Personal Property Shipping Office can be reached by calling (877) 619-8596 or (757) 443-3700.