Congratulations on your orders to USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60) and WELCOME to the finest OHP Class frigate in the Pacific Fleet. We are home ported in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Everett, Washington. Everett is located 27 miles north of Seattle and 2 hours south of Vancouver, British Columbia. We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard.
Your assignment to the USS RODNEY M. DAVIS will hopefully be one of the most challenging and rewarding tours of your naval career. USS RODNEY M. DAVIS is a benchmark for excellence winning battle "E"s and numerous other awards for operational excellence. USS RODNEY M. DAVIS is named after Sergeant Rodney M. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam war.
Orders to RMD
When RMD receives your orders, you will be assigned a sponsor from your division who will contact you and send you a welcome aboard package. Your sponsor will assist you with everything needed to make your transition to RMD as smooth as possible. Sometimes, because you are in the middle of a move, attending school, or are out of the country, your sponsor may be unable to contact you. To expedite the sponsor assignment process, you can e-mail our sponsor coordinator at email@example.com as soon as you receive your orders. Be sure to include your name, rate, rank, estimated date of arrival, a mailing address for your welcome aboard package, and any other applicable contact information.
Reporting to RMD will be easy! Naval Station Everett is located approximately 45 minutes north of Seattle, and about 1 hour north of Sea-Tac International Airport. If driving, follow Interstate 5 North to exit 192, Naval Station/Port of Everett. Look for Pacific Avenue and turn left, then turn right onto West Marine View Drive. Follow the green road signs to Naval Station Everett, on the left. For access to base, you must have a valid military ID. To drive on base, your car must be registered with the Department of Defense. If you need DOD stickers, stop by the Naval Station Quarterdeck, to the right of the main gate. You will need a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, vehicle registration, and a military ID to register. For those who are not driving, public transportation is also available, and usually costs about $50 for a ride from the airport to Naval Station Everett. To avoid travel costs, be sure to ask your sponsor to arrange to have the command pick you up.
If RMD is out to sea
If you are scheduled to report to RMD while the ship is not in port, you must report to Transient Personnel Unit (TPU), located onboard Naval Station Everett. Check in at the Quarterdeck and ensure that your orders are endorsed, then report to TPU. Quarterdeck personnel will direct you if you need assistance. TPU is where personnel are assigned temporary duty until the ship returns. TPU will keep personnel informed about when they should expect to meet the ship, either in a foreign port or when the ship returns to Everett. For more information, contact the Naval Station Everett Quarterdeck at 425-304-3000.
Ensure that you have a complete seabag when you arrive. You should report in the seasonal dress uniform, or service dress blues. RMD usually changes from blues to whites in April and from whites to blues in October. Please understand that personal storage space onboard a frigate is limited. Each person generally has an under-rack locker and a stand-up locker for hanging items.