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This web page serves as a supplement to the USS DECATUR Welcome aboard Package. It will help in your preparation, travel, and check-in processes. It is designed to give you an overview of specific items and information to make your transition and stay here safe and worry-free.
You will receive an official welcome aboard message from USS DECATUR. If you do not receive a timely response from your sponsor please email the command sponsor coordinator and you will be put in contact with your sponsor and chain of command.

Where do I report?
If the ship is in port, report in the Uniform of the Day to USS DECATUR quarterdeck. The Officer of the Deck will endorse your orders. Your sponsor will arrange for berthing and show you around the ship. Normal working hours are from 0700 to 1600. Daily quarters will be held at 0715.
If the ship is at sea, reporting personnel should report to the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU), Bldg. 3142 Naval Station San Diego CA. The telephone number is (619) 556-3185.
The uniform of the day is the Service Uniform for E-6 and below and Service Khaki for E-7 and above. Personnel attending schools will conform to the uniform policy of the respective training organization. Coveralls are not authorized off the pier.

Getting Around
There is ample public transportation in the San Diego area. Bus and taxi service is available almost around the clock, as well as a comprehensive San Diego Trolley system, which runs to the base. A base shuttle is available and stops at all points of interest on the naval base including piers, exchanges, PSD, barracks, clubs, and fitness centers. Numerous area maps are available from Family Service Center located on the hill across from NAVSTA Exchange.

Getting a Base Decal
Naval Base San Diego recognizes all DOD decals. Issuance of a NAVSTA San Diego (Navy South West Region) decal requires the following: A valid driver's license; current state registration certificate; proof of insurance with personal liability, property damage, and deductible coverage of at least $1,500/$1,500/$500 respectively; Pass the California Vehicle Smog Test requirement (even if it is registered in another state); and a current military ID. Personnel applying for a motorcycle base decal will be required to produce a valid stamped license and successfully complete the motorcycle defensive driving course prior to issuance of decal. For further information call Pass and Decal Office at (619) 556-1651.

Household Goods
Contact the Personal Property Office at Naval Station San Diego for information on your inbound personal property shipment. Their phone number is (619) 556-MOVE (6683).

Attractions

CORONADO: Trolley north to American Plaza Transfer Station. Walk to Broadway Pier, Take Coronado Ferry. Take Bus #904 around Coronado.

CORONADO CENTRAL BEACH: Runs along Ocean Boulevard with a back drop of fine homes and mansions, restrooms, and shower facilities. Lifeguards on duty. Tide pools, fishing in front of the Hotel del Coronado.

GLORIETTA BAY BEACH: Located south of the Hotel del Coronado and City Hall, it offers a unique view of the Glorietta Bay and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. There is a large grass-filled park, small beach area.

CORONADO GOLF COURSE: Public course features 18 holes with backdrop of Glorietta Bay, San Diego-Coronado Bridge and the Hotel del Coronado. A driving range, pro-shop, grill and meeting rooms are available. (619) 435-9485.

BOATING and FISHING: Gloreitta Bay Marina (619) 435-5203, and Loews' Crown Isle Marina (619) 424-4000. Both feature boat rentals ranging from paddleboats to sailboats to jet skis to deep-sea fishing. Charter connection dining yachts is anchored at Glorietta Bay Marina. Water-skiing in South Bay off Loews Marine. Fishing on pier at Ferry Landing Marketplace. Fishing off Hotel Del Coronado breakwater. Surf-fishing along the ocean.

BALBOA PARK / RUEBEN H. FLEET / MUSEUMS / SAN DIEGO ZOO: Trolley north to City College Station, 12th and C. Walk to corner of 12th and B, take #7 direct to Balboa Park.

DEL MAR RACE TRACK AND FAIR: Trolley to 3rd Avenue and Broadway in front of U.S. Grant Hotel, #34 northbound, transfer at the VA Hospital to #301 to Via de la Valle.

GASLAMP QUARTER: Trolley to Imperial and 12th Trolley Transfer Station. Go to back of building, get on east line trolley "El Cajon" going west, get off at Gas lamp Quarter.

OLD TOWN / BAZAAR DEL MUNDO: Trolley to 5th Avenue, stop at 5th and C.

 
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