Welcome Aboard

New Check-ins

You may contact the quarterdeck at 619-556-4748.

New Check-ins will need to contact their Ship's Sponsor for answers to any questions. If their Ship's Sponsor is unavailable they may contact the Command Duty Officer and the number above.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for USS New Orleans Service Member's is:

For Crew's Personal Use:

USS New Orleans LPD 18
Unit 100207 Box __ (Box # Assigned by FPO)
FPO AP 96673

For Official Business:

USS New Orleans LPD 18
Unit 100207 Box 1
FPO AP 96673


To apply for Navy Housing, you are required to submit an application using form DD1746 accompanied by a copy of the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, and a certification of family members. Examples of family member certification documents are NAVPERS 1070/602, Record of Emergency Data/Dependency Application (Page 2); or a NAVCOMPT 3072, Dependency Action Status.


The Uniform of the Day is currently as follows:

Naval Working Uniform (NWUs) for E7 and above

Naval Working Uniform (NWUs) for E6 and below

Note: All hands will need to have shipboard-approved safety boots.

In addition, all hands must conform with U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, NAVPERS 156651



Medical treatment for most situations will be treated onboard the USS New Orleans. Special needs will be treated at the nearest Medical Hospital.


Congratulations on your assignment to USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18)! We take pleasure in welcoming you as a valuable member of our crew.

We are looking forward to your arrival. The Command Sponsor Program is one of the most important quality of life programs for our Sailors and their family members.

We are sure you are excited about your upcoming move and must have many questions and concerns about the Command and the area. The more you know about your new duty station, the better prepared you will be.

Once you have orders, please contact us using the link below. We are available to answer any immediate questions you may have and provide contact information about your sponsor.

Sponsors are carefully assigned to make your transition as seamless as possible. Your sponsor will provide you with information about living in San Diego and living aboard the ship. Your sponsor will meet you at the airport upon your arrival, provide transportation, show you all the facilities on base, and will be available to help you during the check-in process.

In order for your sponsor to provide the assistance required, provide your flight information as soon as possible. Keep in contact with your sponsor and notify him/her of any changes on your arrival date or time.

For further details and answers to specific questions or concerns, contact sponsor_request@lpd18.navy.mil for a sponsor to be assigned to assist you or call us at: (619) 571-4706. In addition, please visit the San Diego Fleet and Family Support Center Website at: http://www.cnrsw.navy.mil/FSC/welcome_aboard_pkg.htm to learn more about life in San Diego.

You will soon become an integral member of the crew on the newest class of warship in the United States Navy. We are eager to assist you in attaining your professional and personal goals. Your development and success as a naval professional are of the utmost importance to us.

Again, welcome aboard shipmate! We look forward to meeting you.