Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet > COMCARSTRKGRU SEVEN
 
GREETINGS SHIPMATES,

Congratulations on your orders to Commander, Carrier Strike Group 7. The staff is comprised of approximately 85 Officers and Sailors embarked aboard the Flag Ship USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). As the Senior Enlisted Leader, please allow me to assist you in ensuring a successful transition to your new home in San Diego, California.

If you've received your orders, it is our focus to ensure your sponsor is assigned and contacts you in person within 24 hours. If this hasn't happened I want you to call me at (619) 545-8222, or send me an e-mail at david.bush@ccsg7.navy.mil. Additionally, you'll soon receive a welcome aboard package, and letter from the Commander. As your Senior Enlisted Leader, my conviction is to make certain that new shipmates and their families are well taken care of, and made to feel a part the Carrier Strike Group 7 family from the very beginning. Proactive engagement by your sponsor and our ombudsman can solve many issues and concerns before you arrive aboard, paving the way for a smooth transition.

Once you report in, we will ensure you receive effective indoctrination, assignment of a mentor, and the opportunity to immediately apply your specific skill sets to the RONALD REAGAN Strike Group team. Everyone will have at least one mentor assigned to them - a person who is actively engaged in monitoring your professional and personal development and who can advise you, not just on rate specific choices, but on your entire career.

Again congratulations. In the event the Staff is out of homeport when you arrive, please check-in with the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) San Diego, located at 32nd Street Naval Station. For assistance upon arrival by commercial airlines, you are encouraged to check in at the USO located in Terminal 2 at the San Diego Airport.

Welcome aboard! We can't wait to have you as a member of our team.

Sincerely,

D. W. BUSH
SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER

Reporting Aboard
Welcome!

NEED A SPONSOR? READ HERE FIRST

Here is the information you need to make a successful transition to your new home in San Diego. If you do not already have a sponsor, contact our Senior Enlisted Leader at david.bush@ccsg7.navy.mil.

Making Traveling Plans

What to do if you have orders to Carrier Strike Group 7
Get Directions

You are directed to make contact with the sponsor coordinator no less than 48 hours prior to your arrival to CCSG7 onboard USS Ronald Reagan. In the event the ship is out of homeport, you must report directly to the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) San Diego, located at 32nd Street Naval Station. For assistance upon arrival by commercial airlines, you are encouraged to check in at the USO located in Terminal 2 at the San Diego Airport.


CCSG7's Ombudsman Contact Information:
E-mail: ccsg7omb@hotmail.com
Phone Number: (619) 573-3393
*note: Please inform the Ombudsman on your family status...i.e., where they will be living, how many children, etc.

Helpful Web Sites and E-Mails

Family
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

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.

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 surfaceombudsman@gmail.com

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. http://www.ia.navy.mil/

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. https://www.navyfamily.navy.mil

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.

     

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