Congratulations on your assignment to COMPHIBRON FIVE, the finest Amphibious Staff in the Pacific Fleet. Your are about to join a winning team! The information below is intended to facilitate a smooth transition to the command.
The first thing you should do is make contact with the staff to ensure a sponsor is assigned. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A sponsor will make your transition go smoothly and ensure that you get started on the right foot. Your e-mail should be answered promptly.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get to the command?
Amphibious Squadron FIVE is home ported at Naval Station San Diego, embarked aboardUSS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8), USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45), and USS SOMERSET (LPD 25). Prior to arriving in the San Diego area, contact the Admin Office to arrange local transportation
to the command. After hours or on the weekend, contact the Staff Duty Officer.
Admin Office: (619) 556-3940 Hours: 0800-1600 Monday – Friday Staff Duty Officer: (619) 888-0957
- How to plan your trip?
Planning your trip will be one of the most important things you do. There are many things to consider in order to make your trip as trouble-free and as safe as possible.
Plan your route - Figure out which route you plan on taking to get here. Some important questions to ask are: • How many miles do I have to drive? • What stops do I want to make (visit relatives, see sights, etc.)? • Will I have
any help driving (spouse, friend)? • How much time will I have?
There are several sources of information to use when planning your trip. Trip planners are available at your local Fleet and Family Service Center.
Make sure your car is ready – You do not want your car to break down on your trip. While it may be impossible to anticipate everything that can go wrong, a little preparation can reduce the possibilities. The Naval Safety Center has a vehicle
checklist you can use to identify possible problems. Also on that page is a suggested list of items to keep in your vehicle, especially during a long trip.
Safe driving tips - The recommended driving distance in a day is 350 miles if you are the lone driver. Driving further than this in a day increases your likelihood of being involved in an accident. Recent studies have demonstrated that driving
while drowsy (DWD) is more dangerous than drunk driving. So get plenty of rest before you start your driving day. Here are some other safe driving tips:
Wear your seatbelt and ensure your passengers are belted in as well Make frequent stops to combat fatigue Observe posted speed limits Increase following distance and/or decrease your speed during adverse driving conditions (darkness, rain, snow,
fog) Keep your eyes on the road and look as far down the road as possible Don't let yourself be distracted Don't use your cell phone will driving - many states have made this illegal
- What are the driving directions to COMPHIBRON FIVE?
Where do I go if the command is deployed?
- From the San Diego International Airport
Proceed South on N. Harbor Drive following the signs towards I-5 - You will travel through several lights on N. Harbor Drive until Grape Street - Turn Left on Grape Street and proceed to the top of the hill - You will travel through several
lights on Grape Street until the I-5 South Onramp - Turn right onto I-5 South - Travel approx. 2-3 miles past the airport on I-5 South until you pass the Coronado Bay Bridge Exit - The next exit past the Coronado Bay Bridge Exit is the
28t Street Exit - Merge right onto the 28th Street Exit (Careful - once on the off ramp, it splits to the left then makes a sharp right) - You will travel through three lights on 28th Street before ending at Harbor Drive - Turn left on
Harbor Drive - Travel approx 1 mile on Harbor Drive until the intersection of Harbor Drive and 32nd Street, covered by a large foot bridge with the sign "Naval Station San Diego" displayed - Turn right on 32nd Street and into the Naval
Station's front gate - At the front gate, ask which pier the designated ship is berthed
- Traveling South on I-5
Whether you are traveling into California from I-5, I-8, or I-15, all of the Interstates within Southern California will lead you directly to Naval Station San Diego. If you are traveling South on I-5, the following directions will get you
to Naval Station San Diego: - Enter San Diego traveling South on I-5 - You will pass the San Diego International Airport (on the right) and most of Downtown San Diego has you continue South on I-5 - Travel approx. 2-3 miles past the airport
on I-5 South until you pass the Coronado Bay Bridge Exit - The next exit past the Coronado Bay Bridge Exit is the 28th Street Exit - Merge right onto the 28th Street Exit (Careful - once on the off ramp, it splits to the left then makes
a sharp right) - You will travel through three lights on 28th Street before ending at Harbor Drive - Turn left on Harbor Drive - Travel approx 1 mile on Harbor Drive until the intersection of Harbor Drive and 32nd Street, covered by a
large foot bridge with the sign "Naval Station San Diego" displayed - Turn right on 32nd Street and into the Naval Station's front gate - At the front gate, ask which pier the designated ship is berthed
When COMPHIBRON FIVE is deployed, inbound personnel will report to Transient Personnel Unit (TPU), located in Building 3142 at Naval Station San Diego. You can reach the TPU OOD at (619) 556-3182 or (619) 556-3185. From there you will await the
return of the command or a flight to USS MAKIN ISLAND.
Can you tell me more about San Diego ?
You are encouraged to contact the Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) San Diego,CA for more detailed information on the area, housing, schools, employment opportunities for spouses, etc. You can contact FFSC by calling (619) 556-7404 or on
the web at: http://www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc/
What is my new command mailing address?
Rank/Name Amphibious Squadron FIVE Unit 200221 Box: 02 FPO, AP 96602-2100