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Table Of Contents                                                                                      
  1.   PCS and TDY information
  2.   Contact Information
  3.   Reporting to the Precommissioning Detachment
  4.   Housing
  5.   Household Goods
  6.   Medical and Dental services
  7.   Fleet and Family Support Center information
  8.   San Diego, California information
  9.   Request a sponsor
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1. PCS and TDY 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 link 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.

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  2.   Contact Information
      Mailing Address

Your Rate and Name



FPO AP 96678-1704

      Quaterdeck: 619 556-4282
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  3.   Reporting to the Precommissioning Detachment
      If reporting directly to the PCU in Pascagoula, MS please Click Here

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 in room 215, located on the second deck of Bldg. 57 on Sturtevant Street, located on the wet side of Naval Base San Diego,  across from the Naval Legal Service Office Southwest.

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 service dress uniform is required when reporting. 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 is located at: centers/tscsd/index.cfm
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  4.   Housing

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 at:

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 at:

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).  Keep in mind that availability is limited, so plan ahead.

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  5.   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:

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6. Medical and Dental Services

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.

For dependents in the San Diego area, please see the TRICARE West Website for more information:

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  7.   Fleet and Family Support Center Information

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, DSN 526-7404.  The below website has information about the San Diego area as well as local Naval commands such as housing, child care, dental/medical and barracks.


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  8.   San Diego Information

Information on getting to San Diego and area information is contained on the Navy Region Southwest Web Site at:

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  9.   Request a Sponsor
      Click here to contact our Sponsor Coordinator
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