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Welcome Aboard TEAM VANDEGRIFT SHIPMATE!

Congratulations on receiving orders to USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) We will mail a Welcome Aboard Package to your Present command. If you would like an electronic copy of your Welcome Aboard Package (click here). In the coming days you should be receiving a phone call from your assigned sponsor, He/she will be your point of contact until your arrival onboard. It is very important that you remain in close contact with your sponsor. If you need immediate assistance please don’t hesitate to call the Command Senior Chief at cmc@ffg48.navy.mil by phone at (619) 556-4744 or (619) 571-8554. The QUARTER DECK (619)556-4740 or you may contact our Command Ombudsmen at: (619) 279-9467.

USS VANDEGRIFT has a crew of approximately 184 personnel. This relatively small size results in a close-knit team that relies heavily on the skill and leadership of each and every person. Our size also provides many opportunities for professional and personal development. The crew takes great pride in VANDEGRIFT’S reputation.

FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE PACIFIC FLEET

The ship's namesake is General Alexander A. Vandegrift, USMC. Born 13 March 1887, his most notable achievement came as Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division, leading his men in the initial landing of the U.S. Forces against the Japanese at Guadalcanal for which he was later awarded the Medal of Honor. On 1 January 1945, Vandegrift was appointed General, the first active Duty Marine officer to reach four star rank. He served as commandant Of the Marine Corps 1 January 1944 to 30 June 1946. General Vandegrift's tours of duty included service on USS MINNESOTA, USS VIRGINIA, USS DELAWARE, AND USS CHESTER. General Vandegrift retired in April 1949 and passed away in Bethesda, Maryland, 8 May 1973.

Currently VANDEGRIFT is home ported at 32nd street Naval Station in Beautiful San Diego, Ca. Should you check in while we are underway, please report to The Naval Station Quarterdeck (located at the main gate) who will direct you to the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) on the "dry side" of Naval Sation San Diego until our return. For information on ship's arrivals, departures, locations, and Pier information, contact the Fleet Support Office at 619-556-3120. The office Is open from 0600 to 1800 Monday through Friday and 0700 to 1500 on weekends and holidays.

Your PCS flight will arrive at Sn Diego International Airport. We will make every effort to have someone meet you at the airport. It is very important that you keep your sponsor informed of your travel itineraries. However, if we are underway a commercial taxi will cost $20.00 - $25.00. Be sure to get a receipt for your travel claim. If you plan On driving, there are several routes into San Diego: Interstate 8 from the east, Interstate 5 from the North and Interstate 15 from the northeast. From I-8 West, take I-15 South to Harbor blvd, which will lead you straight to 32nd street and into gate 6 (main gate).

On board, you will have internet and e-mail access on the ship While inport and at sea. Your e-mail address will be: Last name and First initial(at)ffg48.navy.mil and will be assigned upon your Arrival.

YOUR MAILING ADDRESS WILL BE:

Rate/Rank Name (first last)
USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG 48)
FPO AP 96682-1502

Again, Welcome Aboard USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG 48) we are all looking forward to you joining the TEAM of the Finest frigate in the fleet!

Phone Numbers

These phone numbers and points of contact are for Naval Base San Diego, (NBSD) and San Diego Area.

Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)

Commercial

DSN

Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) 

619-556-8101

 

Dental

619-556-8240

 

Legal

619-556-1663

 

California Highway Conditions

(800) 427-7623

 

San Diego Visitor Information Bureau

619-236-1212

 

National/Local Weather Forecast

619-289-1212

 

Commissary, NBSD

619-556-7199

 

Main Exchange, NBSD

619-544-2259

 

Fleet Exchange, NBSD

619-544-2248

 

Shore Patrol Headquarters

619-556-1859

 

Theater NBSD (Movie Times Recording)

619-556-6062

 

RECYARD Enlisted Recreation Center

619-556-7550

 

Bowling Center

619-556-7486

 

Tours and Tickets

619-556-2174

 

Chapel

619-556-1921

 

Galley (Mercer Hall)

619-556-7036 / 9

 

Pass and Decal

619-556-1651

 

Post Office

619-556-3530

 

Housing Office Welcome Center

619-556-8443

526-8443

 

 

 

Naval Medical Center San Diego

 

 

Information / Quarter Deck

619-532-6400

 

Naval Hospital Appointments

619-532-8225

 

Prescription Refill Service

619-532-8418 / 19 /20

 

Children's Waiting Room

619-532-6665

 

Emergency Room

619-532-8275

 

Outpatient Administration Services

619-532-8333

 

Primary Care Clinic

619-532-8225

 

Health Benefits (TRICARE/CHAMPUS)

619-532-8328

 

TRICARE Service Center

(800) 242-6788

 

Information

619-532-6400

 

 

 

 

Base Operators

 

 

NBSD

619-556-1011

 

NAS North Island

619-545-1011

 

NAB Coronado

619-437-2011

 

Naval Submarine Base

619-553-1011

 

Military Information Desk (Lindbergh Field Airport)

619-231-7361

 

 

 

 

Household Goods

 

 

Entitlement Appointments and Claims

619-556-8769

 

Incoming

619-556-8755

 

Outgoing

619-556-8736

 

Quality Assurance

619-556-8775

 

 

 

 

PSD – NBSD

 

 

Personnel

619-556-6749

526-6749

Disbursing

619-556-1974

526-1974

SATO

619-556-5075

526-5075

 

 

 

Navy Lodges

 

 

MCAS Miramar

858-271-7111

 

Naval Base 32nd Street

619-234-6142

 

Naval Air Station North Island

619-545-6940

735-6940

 

 

 

BEQ (Bachelor Enlisted Quarters)

 

 

Central Assignments

619-556-8672

 

Naval Amphibious Base Coronado

619-437-3494 / 5

 

NAS North Island

619-545-9551

 

Naval Submarine Base Point Loma

619-226-0328

 

 

 

 

BOQ (Bachelor Officer Quarters)

 

 

Central Assignments

619-556-8672

 

ASW/Admiral Kidd Club

619-226-0444

524-5382

Naval Amphibious Base Coronado

619-437-3860

577-3860

NAS North Island

619-545-7545

735-7545

Naval Submarine Base Point Loma

619-553-9381

553-9381

Naval Station 32nd Street

619-556-8161

526-8162

 

 

 

Child Care

 

 

Child Care Resource Referral Service (First Call)

619-556-8491

 

NBSD

619-556-7466

 

Family Home Day Care

619-556-7394

 

Naval Amphibious Base

619-437-3471

 

NAS North Island

619-545-7226

 

Naval Submarine Base Point Loma

619-553-0765

 

 

 

 

FFSC (Fleet Family Support Centers)

 

 

Naval Station

619-556-7404

 

NAS North Island

619-545-6071

 

Naval Sub Base

619-553-7505

 

 

 

 

Red Cross

 

 

NBSD, BLDG 270

619-556-7061

 

NAS North Island

619-545-7318

 

Headquarters, 3650 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

2619-91-2620

 

 

 

 

Navy / Marine Corps Relief Society

 

 

NDSB

619-556-8283

 

Visiting Nurse

619-232-9070

 

NAS North Island

619-545-7202

 

 

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