Reporting in san diego - Table of Contents     
Welcome Aboard Housing and Lodging
Where to Report Fleet Family Support Center
Medical/Dental San Diego Info
Critical Information Household Goods
  • Critical Information
    Look at your orders and determine what your accounting data is for your current location. It is crucial for you to understand what you are entitled to depending on your accounting code and location. The PCS/TDY handbook will go through each of the different accounting codes.

    If you have questions do not hesitate to contact your PSD or us to help explain. To help make your life easier, read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and the PCS/TDY Handbook. The FAQ page provides answers to common questions asked by newly reporting personnel. The PCS/TDY Handbook contains very important information about your pay and entitlements during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Temporary Duty (TDY). Knowing this information is critical to the well being of you and your family. If you have any questions about any part of your orders or the pre-commissioning process, don’t hesitate to contact the Precom Detachment.
  • Where to Report

    If you arrive in the area between 0700 and 1600 Monday through Friday, report to the Pre-commissioning Detachment (PCD). Check in at the Admin office located at RM. 215 on the second deck of Bldg. 57, located on the wet side of Naval Base San Diego across from Personnel Support Detachment(PSD).

    After hours report to the CBQ Central Assignments front desk (Phone 619-556-8672 / 73). The barracks will not endorse your orders; you must report to the Pre-commissioning Detachment the following workday. The uniform of the day is required when reporting aboard during working hours. If you require travel assistance, you must contact the PCD in advance to let us know your travel intentions. We are here to assist you.
    TSC San Diego's website
  • Uniform - The uniform of the day is Summer White/Winter Blue for E6 and below and Service Khaki for E7 and above. The Navy working uniform (E6 and below) and (E7 and above). Uniform of the day is typically required for schools.
  • San Diego Info - Information on getting to San Diego and area information is contained on the Navy Region Southwest Web Site
  • Map of Naval Base San Diego
    Housing and Lodging
    Bachelor Housing: Combined Bachelor Quarters (CBQ) are located at Naval Base San Diego. More information on Bachelor Housing in San Diego can be found on the
    Naval Base Web Site

    Housing Welcome Center: The Navy Housing Welcome Center is the central resource for community housing. The Housing Referral Office (HRO), part of the Welcome Center, maintains up-to-date listings on available rental and sales units in the community. OPNAVINST 11101.21 directs all military personnel to report through the Housing Referral Office (HRO) prior to negotiating any agreement for community housing. This requirement was established to assist you, on an individual basis, in locating suitable nondiscriminatory housing within a reasonable price range and to advise you in advance of those places where occupancy by military personnel is not authorized or recommended. Housing information can be found on the
    NAVBASE San Diego Web site

    Temporary Family/Bachelor Housing: The Housing Referral Office also maintains listings on temporary accommodations for occupancy during house-hunting trips or for brief periods (motels, trailers, efficiencies, and apartments are available for weekly or monthly rentals, including utilities). AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED.
  • Household Goods
    The Personal Property Office is located in Bldg. 3376, Naval Base San Diego next to Military Family Housing up the hill from the commissary. For information on household goods shipments, call (619) 556-MOVE(6683). More information can be found at the following web site
  • Medical/Dental - Active Duty And Dependent Care
    Medical care is available at Naval Base San Diego and Balboa Naval Hospital for active duty personnel, military retirees, and their dependents.
    Dental care for active duty military personnel is available at the Dental Clinic, Naval Base San Diego.
  • Fleet Family Support Center
    FFSC San Diego provides numerous information and referral services. These include crisis intervention and after-hours Navy Relief assistance. In addition, relocation and spouse employment assistance are also available. The FFSC's Hours of operation are from 0800 to 1600, Monday through Friday. Telephone (619) 556-7404, AUTOVON 526-7404.
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

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.

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.

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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