LPD 22 CO

Welcome Aboard

Pascagoula, Mississippi

 
Table Of Contents                                                                                      
 
  1.   Welcome Aboard letter from the Commanding Officer
  2.   PCS and TDY information
  3.   Contact Information
  4.   Uniform requirements
  5.   Daily Routine
  6.   Reporting to the Precommissioning Unit
  7.   Flying into Pascagoula
  8.   Driving to Pascagoula
  9.   Getting aound in Pascagoula
  10.   Housing and Lodging
  11.   Household Goods
  12.   Medical and Dental Information
  13.   Fleet and Family Support Center Information
  14. Pascagoula Frequently called phone numbers
  15. Pascagoula Information
  16. Jackson County School District
  17. Pascagoula Map
  18. Request a sponsor
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  1.   Welcome Aboard letter from the Commanding Officer
       
      Click here for the Commanding Officer's welcome aboard letter
       
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2. 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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  3.   Contact Information
       
      Mailing Address
       
     

Your Rate and Name

     

PCD SAN DIEGO LPD 22

P.O. Box 7003

     

Pascagoula, MS 39568

       
      Phone Numbers
       
      Unit Office: 228 935-2934
       
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  4.   Uniform Requirements
       
      The uniform of the day is the Service Uniform (SU) for E6 and below and Service Khaki for E7 and above.  The working uniform is NWU's (all hands).  Uniform of the day is as required for schools.
       
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  5.   Daily Routine
       
     

Normal working hours at the PCD are from 0700 to 1630. 

PT is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 0700.  Quarters on PT days will be held prior to falling out for PT and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 0700.

       
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  6.   Reporting to the Precommissioning Detachment
       
     

If you arrive in the area between 0700 and 1530 Monday through Friday, report to the Precommissioning Unit (PCU) building, which is located in Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Office Complex/Administration Annex Building.

After working hours, report to the barracks at the Lakeside Naval Support Facility (NSF) located on Chicot Road, phone number (228) 938-6865.  You must report to the PCU the following workday in the proper uniform of the day during working hours.

If you require travel assistance, you must contact the PCU in advance, in addition to informing your chain of command of your travel intentions as we are here to assist you.

 
       
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  7.   Flying Into Pascagoula
       
     

Whether your fly into Mobile, Alabama or Gulfport, Mississippi, transportation to Pascagoula is very limited.  Two transportation options exist for travelling to the Precommissioning Unit:

(1) Let your sponsor know your flight itinerary and then they will meet you at the airport and provide transportation to the PCU, Lakeside, or a hotel, as appropriate.  This is a recommended option.


(2) Take a taxi directly into Pascagoula. This option will cost between $40 and $60, and should be your last resort.

 
       
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  8.   Driving to Pascagoula
       
     

Pascagoula is 45 minutes west of Mobile, AL, and 45 minutes east of Gulfport, MS, and about 2 hours east of New Orleans, LA.  From Interstate 10 east, take Highway 61 south into Gautier (pronounce "Goshea").  From 61 south, go east (left) on Hwy 90 approximately 9 miles.  From interstate 10 west, take Hwy 63 south towards Pascagoula.  From Hwy 63 turn right onto Hwy 90 and follow the directions provided below.

If your are going to the shipyard (0700-1530):  From Hwy 90, you will see a sign for Ingalls Shipbuilding and Naval Facilities.  Take the right off-ramp (true for both eastbound and westbound traffic) and continue south toward staying in the right-hand lane.  At the second light, follow the main road as it curves to the right.  As the road turns to the left, you will see the West Bank Administration Annex Building, which houses the Pre-Commissioning Units.  Park in any designated/unreserved parking space and report to the personnel office on the 1st deck.

If you are going to the NSF Lakeside CBQ (1530-0700):  From Hwy 90 eastbound, continue on Hwy 90 past the shipyard.  Continue pas the hospital on your left to the next light, which is Chicot Road.  Turn right on Chicot Road.  About one half mile down on your left, you will see a park, a lake, and then NSF Lakeside.  From Hwy 90 westbound, turn left on Chicot Road and follow the directions above.

 
       
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  9.   Getting Around in Pascagoula
       
     

PCU San Diego will provide shuttle service as required to transport personnel between the PCU offices and Lakeside CBQ.

 
       
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  10.   Housing and Lodging
       

Bachelor Housing: Combined Bachelor Quarters (CBQ) are located at Naval Support Facility, Lakeside Manor approximately four miles from the Shipyard. The facility accommodates E-1 and up. The majority of personnel reporting to PCU San Diego will live in the CBQ barracks. The address of the CBQ is:

3500 Chicot St
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Telephone: (228) 938-6861

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. 

Government Quarters for families are available in the Pascagoula area.  The housing project, Sandhill Landing, consists of 160 three and four bedroom units situated about 12 miles from the shipyard in the city of Gautier.  At present time, the waiting list for Family Housing is very small and chances are good for crewmembers to get into these brand new homes with little or no wait, depending on when they PCS into the Pascagoula area.

The earlier the Family Housing Manager receives the completed application for family housing, DD 1746, along with a copy of the members Page 2 and a copy of their orders bringing them here to the area, the earlier he can get them on the waiting list and hopefully, move them in upon arrival.  For more info, contact the housing manager, Mr. Jim Veary:

Family Housing Manager
Naval Construction Battalion Center
228-871-2714

Most personnel who are authorized to live out in town choose to live in Ocean Springs, Gautier or Pascagoula. 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. The Navy Housing Welcome Center is located at:

Naval Construction Battalion Center Code 20.1
5290 CBC Blower St
Gulfport, MS 39501
0700 to 1630, Monday through Friday
Telephone (228) 871-2586

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

       
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  11.   Household Goods
       

For information on household goods shipments in and out of Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), call Keesler AFB, Household goods Shipment Office at DSN: 597-3212 or Commercial at (228) 377-3212.

For information on household goods shipments arriving in Naval Contruction Battalion Center Gulfport, call (228)-871-4741.

Both Keesler and NCBC Gulfport strongly recommend that an appointment be made as walk-ins are discouraged

       
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12. Medical and Dental Information
       
     

Active Duty And Dependent Care

       
     

Active Duty members must first call TRICARE to change their region at 1-800-444-5445.  For appointments call 1-877-879-1621.  Except in emergency situations, patients desiring hospital or clinic services at Keesler AFB in Biloxi must make appointments by calling 1-800-700-8603.

Dental care for active duty military personnel is available at the Dental Clinic, NCBC Gulfport at (228) 871-2605 or Keesler AFB Dental Clinic at (228) 376-0511.  Emergencies are treated at any time.

Local Hospital and Medical Facilities

Jackson County is served by a host of medical facilities that provide a wide scope of care.  The following facilities are part of the Singing River Hospital System, more information on their capabilities can be found at http://www.srhshealth.com

NOTE: The information below is provided for reference only and the listing of these facilities on this website does not indicate or suggest that they are approved TRICARE providers.  All phone numbers begin with area code (228) xxx-xxxx.

Ocean Springs Hospital
3109 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs, MS. 39564
818-1111

Singing River Hospital
2809 Denny Avenue
Pascagoula, MS. 39581
809-5000

Hospice of Light
497-2400

The Regional Cancer Center
809-5251

The Heart Institute
809-2367

Women's and Children's Services
818-2126 and 809-5292

Diabetes Wellness Center
809-5109

MedWorks Occupational Health Program
809-5415

       
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  13.   Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)
       
     

FFSC Pascagoula provides numerous information and referral services that include crisis intervention, after-hours Navy Relief assistance, relocation and spouse employment assistance.  FFSC's house of operation are from 0800 to 1600 central time, Monday through Friday.  DSN: 358-2096 or Commercial: (228) 497-4281.

     
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  14.   Pascagoula Frequently Called Phone Numbers
       
     

All commercial phone numbers start with the area code (228) xxx-xxxx

Base Information
871-2555

Housing Referral Office
871-2586

Fleet and Family Support Center
497-4281

Child Care
871-2323

Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society
871-2610

Health Benefits Advisor
871-2821

Red Cross Southeast Mississippi Chapter
762-2455

Household Goods
NCBC Gulfport: 871-3000
Keesler AFB: 379-9314

       
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  15.   Pascagoula and Surrounding Area Information
       
      Pascagoula, home to "America's Shipbuilder" Northrop Grumman is the state's largest shipbuilder, with contracts for the LPD and DDG class ships of the US Navy respectively.  For further information, visit the City of Pascagoula's website:

http://www.cityofpascagoula.com

There is a full size Exchange and Commissary on Keesler AFB in Biloxi and NCBC Base in Gulfport.  For additional information on the Pascagoula area and support services available, visit:

http://www.militaryonesource.com/
       
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  16.   Jackson County School District
       
     

Below is a list of schools found around the City of Pascagoula, all phone numbers begin with area code (228) xxx-xxxx.

Pascagoula Schools

Pascagoula High School
938-6452

Trent Lott Middle School
938-6469

Colmer Middle School
938-6475

Arlington Elementary School
938-6223

Beach Elementary School
938-6428

Central Elementary School
938-6559

Cherokee Elementary School
938-6549

Beach Elementary School
938-6428

Central Elementary School
938-6554

Lake Elementary School
938-6422

 

 

 

Gautier Schools

Gautier High School
522-8790

Gautier Middle School
522-8808

College Park Elementary School
522-8830

Gautier Elementary School
522-8824

Singing River Elementary School
522-8836

 

 

Moss Point Schools

Moss Point High School
475-5074

Ed Mayo Junior High School
475-3243

Magnolia Junior High School
475-7517

Charlotte Hyatt Elementary School
475-2171

East Park Elementary School
475-9866

Escatawpa Elementary School
474-3300

Kreole Elementary School
475-3719

Orange Lake Elementary School
475-7348

West Elementary School
475-4515

 

 

 

East Central Schools

East Central High School
588-7000

East Central Middle School
588-7009

East Central Elementary School
588-7019

 

 

 

Saint Martin Schools

St. Martin High School
875-8418

St. Martin Junior High School
392-2410

St. Martin Upper Elementary School
392-9152

St. Martin East Elementary School
875-3204

 

 

 

 

 

Vancleave Schools

Vancleave High School
826-4701

Vancleave Middle School
826-5902

Vancleave Elementary School
826-5982

 

 

 

Ocean Springs Public Schools

Ocean Springs High School
875-0333

Ocean Springs Middle School
872-6210

Taconi Elementary School
875-4367

Magnolia Park Elementary School
875-4263

Oak Park Elementary School
875-5857

Pecan Park Elementary School
875-2851

Keys Technology Center
872-0031

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean Springs Private Schools

Mercy Cross High School
374-4145

St. Alphonsus Catholic School
875-5329

Bethel Christian Academy
762-7537

       
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  17.   Pascagoula Map
       
      An overview of the greater Pascagoula area is provided here.

A map of the City of Pascagoula is provided here.
       
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