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
  19. Download This Package
  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



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

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

Singing River Hospital
2809 Denny Avenue
Pascagoula, MS. 39581

Hospice of Light

The Regional Cancer Center

The Heart Institute

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

Diabetes Wellness Center

MedWorks Occupational Health Program

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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

Housing Referral Office

Fleet and Family Support Center

Child Care

Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society

Health Benefits Advisor

Red Cross Southeast Mississippi Chapter

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:


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:

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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

Trent Lott Middle School

Colmer Middle School

Arlington Elementary School

Beach Elementary School

Central Elementary School

Cherokee Elementary School

Beach Elementary School

Central Elementary School

Lake Elementary School




Gautier Schools

Gautier High School

Gautier Middle School

College Park Elementary School

Gautier Elementary School

Singing River Elementary School



Moss Point Schools

Moss Point High School

Ed Mayo Junior High School

Magnolia Junior High School

Charlotte Hyatt Elementary School

East Park Elementary School

Escatawpa Elementary School

Kreole Elementary School

Orange Lake Elementary School

West Elementary School




East Central Schools

East Central High School

East Central Middle School

East Central Elementary School




Saint Martin Schools

St. Martin High School

St. Martin Junior High School

St. Martin Upper Elementary School

St. Martin East Elementary School






Vancleave Schools

Vancleave High School

Vancleave Middle School

Vancleave Elementary School




Ocean Springs Public Schools

Ocean Springs High School

Ocean Springs Middle School

Taconi Elementary School

Magnolia Park Elementary School

Oak Park Elementary School

Pecan Park Elementary School

Keys Technology Center






Ocean Springs Private Schools

Mercy Cross High School

St. Alphonsus Catholic School

Bethel Christian Academy

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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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  18.   Request a Sponsor
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