USS Chosin
War Dragon

USS CHOSIN (CG 65) Family Readiness Group Website:

www.navyfrg.com/sites/chosin
 

Family Readiness Group Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide activities and support that enhance the flow of information, morale, and espirit de corps within the unit. The CHOSIN Family Readiness Group's mission is to support CHOSIN sailors and her families: we're here to support you, it's that simple!  We hope you'll take the time to come out to our meetings and activities--we always do out best to make it worth your while.  Come to participate or come to just observe.  We're here to enhance morale and make certain the lines of communication are open, so we hope you'll take advantage of what we have to offer.  if you want FRG updates, please contact us at the email below. We look forward to meeting you! Remember:  Everyone matters.  Share your aloha!

EMAIL YOUR FRG AT:

frgchosin@gmail.com

 

USS CHOSIN (CG 65) Command Ombudsman


Aloha! While the War Dragon is deployed, our team serves as the primary liaison between CHOSIN families and the command. As ombudsman, we offer a friendly voice to turn to. You can call us 24 hours a day in an emergency situation. We are the voice of the families to the command. Please email us for the latest official information, when available. 

EMAIL YOUR OMBUDSMAN AT:

chosinombudsman@gmail.com

How can the Chosin Ombudsman help you?
  • Ombudsmen serve as the primary link/liaison between CHOSIN families and the command.
     
  • Providing a friendly voice to turn to, Ombudsmen serve as communicators of information between the command and families.
     
  • As an official representative of USS CHOSIN, the Ombudsmen, a volunteer team, have the ability to “link” families/sailors into the right source of help, and to guide the otherwise shy or reluctant person to the service or agency they need.
     
  • Ombudsmen are spouses of one of the Command’s active duty members.
     
  • Ombudsmen are the tool for passing along information, such as deployment program information, resource materials available in the civilian or military community, and can assist in emergency situations.
     
  • Ombudsmen have an understanding of the military lifestyle and can act as mentors.
     
  • Ombudsmen are available 24/7 for emergency, however, please keep routine calls between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm.
     
  • If you are having a true emergency please don’t hesitate to call us outside of those times; we are more than happy to help you.

USS CHOSIN (CG 65) Command Ombudsman Deployment Ideas

Create a memory box, put items such as report cards, special art projects, or items that the Sailor would like to see in a box to send at half way or share upon return.

  • Utilize the email/snail mail communication. In the age of technology, old fashion handwritten letters have gone to the side, try handwriting a letter to your sailor for that special touch.

  • Put together care packages. See May 2007 newsletter for great care package ideas.

  • Take snapshots of family events or outings that you normally would not because your Sailor would be there. This keeps them involved in the activities even from across the sea. Include those via email or care packages so they have memories from home.

  • Do simple things to countdown the days: lollipop trees, Sailor map (track the trip to and return on a large map), kiss jars, paper chains, number of paydays, etc. It will help the time pass.

  • USS CHOSIN (CG 65) Command Ombudsman - The CHOSIN Circle

    Aloha CHOSIN Families,

    We would like to invite you to participate in a wonderful opportunity! Please consider offering to assist our CHOSIN Families by joining the CHOSIN Circle. The CHOSIN Circle is a group of individuals that have chosen to support others in need during emergencies or urgent situations. These volunteers will probably not be recognized for their deeds. Assistance may have to remain anonymous to protect the confidentiality of the receiver. One of the Ombudsmen team may call or e-mail you if a specific need should arise. This is especially important now while the CHOSIN will be underway for a long period of time.

    If you are interested in providing a meal, delivery, a ride, babysitting, errand running, or some other unlisted service, please contact our ombudsmen.

    The Ombudsmen Team appreciates your support!


     
    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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