Welcome aboard and congratulations on your assignment to USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) – the finest ship in the Fleet! Only the very best Sailors are assigned to this frontline warship and you should be proud to be among them.
NEW YORK is the fifth LPD 17 class ship and the seventh U.S. Navy ship to bear the name NEW YORK. She is the most technologically advanced amphibious warship ever constructed. Although NEW YORK is a technological marvel, our greatest asset remains our crew. Each and every Sailor and Marine plays a critical role on this ship. We all will be counting on your professional performance, leadership, and impeccable conduct to continue to keep NEW YORK the amazing ship she is.
The “Welcome Aboard” section of our website (www.new-york.navy.mil) provides a wealth of detailed information about your initial reporting procedures, local commands that can assist in your move, and information about our homeport communities. Though answers to many of your questions may be found here, I strongly encourage you to contact your sponsor.
Please contact your sponsor as soon as possible and provide your contact information and travel information so that we can prepare for and assist you with your arrival. I look forward to meeting and working with you. Again, congratulations on your assignment to NEW YORK!
Kenneth M. Coleman
Captain, U.S. Navy
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