Welcome aboard the Greyhawks! Below are some helpful tips and a "heads up" on the check-in process and your first days, weeks, and months in Norfolk.
Check in with Admin (second deck of LP-34/VAW-120 Hangar) and Student Control (second deck of SP-364 / Cameron Hall) the morning upon arrival at the squadron.
Uniform on the first day of check-in is khakis after which flight suits are authorized.
Expect your travel claim to be processed upon completion of SERE; it is vital that your orders are stamped by admin and/or the quarterdeck upon arrival and departure from VAW-120. This will expedite the travel claim process and ensure you don't run into any delays getting paid.
Get your SERE medical screening within two weeks of your departure date. NO later than two weeks prior to your SERE date, contact Admin to set up your transfer. Travel arrangements are made through SATO on base. Mkae sure to bring a copy of your portcall and orders.
Valid recall information is needed for both STUCON and the recall roster in the Ready Room. Ensure you obtain the instructions to check the flight schedule; you are responsible for being in compliance upon check-in!
You are expected to attend every "ALL HANDS" event listed on the flight schedule.
Naval Station Norfolk Information: https://cnic.navy.mil/NorfolkSTA/AboutCNIC/index.htm
Hotels and On-Base Lodging: http://military-hotels.us/virginia/ns-norfolk-va.html
Navy Personnel Command: http://www.npc.navy.mil
BuPers Online: http://www.bol.navy.mil
Foreign Clearance Guide: https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm
Helpful Phone Numbers:
Student Control: DSN: 565 - 6536/5380
COMM: (757) 445 - 6536/5380
Admin: DSN: 564 - 4792/4787
COMM: (757) 444 - 4792/4787
TRICARE Mid-Atlantic Region: 1 - 888 - 777 - 8343
Navy Lodge: (757) 440 - 2297
Combined Bachelors Quarters: (877) 986 - 9258 or Local: (757) 445 - 7800