Family Information

Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is a trained volunteer appointed by the Commanding Officer and serves as a link between the families and the command, especially when deployed. If you need assistance between you and the command, the Ombudsman is your resource. The Ombudsman has contact information, referrals and support available in both the military and civilian communities.

Contact Information:

Email Address: princetonombudsman59@gmail.com 
Phone Number (619) 708-4838
Princeton Care Line (619) 685-2791

Mailing Address:

USS PRINCETON 
FPO AP 96675-1179

Family Readiness Group

The PRINCETON Family Readiness Group (FRG) is a private organization, closely-affiliated with the command, comprised of family members, Sailors and civilian associated with the command  and its personnel, who support the flow of information, provide practical tools for adjusting to Navy deployments and separations, and serve as a link between the command and Sailor’s families.


Navy FamilyTo join the Princeton FRG and receive updates of family events and activities, please fill out the family registration form and Email the form to the Family Support Group at:  ussprincetonfrg59@gmail.com . Fiancés and parents are also encouraged to join the Princeton Family Group.

Please complete the Family Readiness Group Request Form.  Email the form to the FRG email address, above.

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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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