USS Denver
Decommissioned August 14, 2014
OMBUDSMAN

I would like to introduce myself to the families and friends of USS DENVER as your new command ombudsman. I am here to serve as the primary link between DENVER’S Commanding Officer and her families.

It is essential with the Forward-deployed Naval Force to know who your command ombudsman is and what I can do for you. I can assist you with information and referrals, contacting the command with emergencies, and provide information from the local commands that is important to your quality of life in Sasebo. With the support of the Commanding Officer, I keep an active line of communication between the families and the command.

All communication with the command ombudsman is with absolute confidentiality. As DENVER’S Ombudsman, I am committed to her family members. Please contact me if I can be of any assistance by email at denver09ombudsman@gmail.com.

Thank you and welcome to Sasebo!

Mailing Address:

USS DENVER LPD 9

FPO AP 96663-1712

Family
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 surfaceombudsman@gmail.com

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. http://www.ia.navy.mil/

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. https://www.navyfamily.navy.mil

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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