The Role of the Ombudsman:

  • The ombudsman is the link between the command and the Navy families. The ombudsman is the primary point of contact between the families at home and the deployed command.
  • The ombudsman is a source of information and referral, to keep the families informed and to assist the families when needed.
  • The ombudsman program may include confidential information. This is defined by the Commodore as sensitive information about a service member or his/her family that is kept within the system for official use only and is relayed only on a need-to-know basis. You can put your trust in your Ombudsman!
To contact the COMDESRON FIFTEEN Ombudsman, send an email to:  desron15ombudsman@hotmail.com
Important Telephone Numbers:
From the US, dial
011-81-46-816-XXXX for all "243" phone numbers
011-81-46-896-XXXX for all "241" phone numbers

COMDESRON FIFTEEN Administrative Office: 243-9091
Phone numbers and points of contact for Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan
Direct calls from the United States should use the following format (where "xxxx" is the four digits of the phone number listed):
Yokosuka - 011-81-46-816-XXXX
DSN prefix for Yokosuka, Japan is 315-243-xxxx 

Location

Phone Numbers

Base Operator (Yokosuka, Naval Base)

DSN:  315-243-1911

Comm:  011-81-46-816-1911

Community Bank

4585 / 4586

Navy Federal Credit Union

4622 / 3333 / 4734

USA Federal Credit Union

4232 / 4346

Bus/Ground Transportation information

9571

Employment, Human resources

5725

Employment, HRO Job Line

8158

Employment, Navy Exchange

5150

Employment, MWR

5446

Family Assistance Support Team, all ships

5840 / 7217

Family Service Center

6716 / 6717 / 7148 / 7664

Hospital TRICARE desk

9528

Housing Welcome Center

8846 / 8847

Kennel

4530

Navy Campus

8131

Navy Lodge

6708 or 1-800-NAVY-INN

Personal Property 

5426 (inbound) / 7061 (outbound)

School, High

7392 / 7392

School, Elementary and Middle

7336 / 7337 / 7329 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

7490 / 5291 Fax: 7492 

COMDESRON FIFTEEN Medical Department is the Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) to Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC's) aboard the other ships that are part of the Destroyer Squadron.

COMDESRON FIFTEEN Medical Department consists of:
LT - Physician Supervisor
HMCS - IDC Program Manager

Contact Info
COMDESRON FIFTEEN
Attn: Medical Department
FPO AP 96349-0108
-or-
Telephone: (Commercial) 011-81-46-816-5764 or (DSN) 315-243-5764
Chaplain
Contact Info
COMDESRON FIFTEEN
Attn: Chaplain
FPO AP 96601-4717
-or-
Telephone: (Commercial) 011-81-46-816-6409 or (DSN) 315-243-6409
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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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