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Congratulations on receiving orders to USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), the most battle-tested carrier in the fleet and currently located at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia.  You are about to embark on a challenging and rewarding tour of duty.  The carrier exemplifies the proud tradition and heritage of her namesake, the 26th President and Commander of America's first U.S. volunteer cavalry, the "Rough Riders”.  We look forward to your arrival and are certain you will become an integral part of our “Big Stick” team.  This will be a very gratifying experience for both you and your family. If you have any questions about your move or need a sponsor, please contact the Command Sponsor Coordinator at  To quote President Roosevelt, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far!” Welcome Aboard, Rough Rider!

Mailing Address:

    FPO AP 96632


(619) 545-2114
~ Manned 24/7 ~

Beach Det:



*Transient Personnel Unit (TPU):
Naval Station San Diego
San Diego, CA 92316-5108
QD COMM: (619) 556-3182
ADMIN Office: (619) 556-5182


*If USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) is underway, report to the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) San Diego.*

Note:  Bring all records, orders, endorsements, travel-related receipts, new address, etc.  After hours, please make sure you leave a valid contact phone number (i.e. cell phone/relative/friend) in case we need to reach you prior to the next work day.


 Travel Claims

On average, travel claims may take up to 30 days or more to process.  To help streamline this process, we need you to make sure that you have the following items in hand  when checking in:

  • Itemized lodging receipts with daily rates for any TDY stops and TLE claims.  Reimbursements cannot be made without these!
  • Toll receipts (must have each receipt to receive payment).
  • Flight itineraries for any flight travel.
  • Car rental receipts (if authorized).
  • Receipts for any claims above $75 other than those listed above.

Personnel Receipts and Travel PH:
(757) 445-8728

 Member Responsibilities

Carefully read and execute orders as written (including endorsements).

Contact the Quarterdeck or duty driver for transportation to the command upon arrival in the area. Ensure you have sufficient funds to cover transportation from the airport to Naval Station Norfolk (estimate around $38 for airport shuttle or $50 for taxi) if you don't get transportation via the duty driver. Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on zip 23511-Norfolk Military Housing Area (MHA).

Get ready for the most rewarding tour of duty of your life!

 BAH Verification

We are conducting mandatory verification of all personnel receiving BAH upon reporting to the command. Upon your arrival you must provide the following documentation (must be original or certified notarized copies):

  • Marriage Certificate (Birth Certificate of dependent children for single parents)
  • Lease Agreement or Mortgage Statement
  • Utility Bill addressed to the residence

Note: All single E-5 and below require command approval for BAH and should contact the command prior to entering into any rental/lease agreement or purchasing a home.

You may contact the command at the following:

  • Quarterdeck (24 Hrs.): (619) 545-2114                                   
  • Duty Driver Cell (24 Hrs.): (757) 647-7240
  • Command Duty Officer Cell (24 Hrs.): (757) 547-7389
  • Sponsor Coordinator (normal work hours): (757) 445-7689
  • Ombudsman:  Sabrina - (757) 692-1358; Michelle - (757) 272-7558; Linda: 757-504-6488

Admin Office (normal work hours): (757) 445-8728

  • Admin Fax: (757) 445-8729


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