Welcome Aboard
Congratulations on your orders to Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN (ESG 7).
Our command has two locations at White Beach U.S. Naval Facility on the island of Okinawa, Japan and at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan on the island of Kyushu.
Our staff is responsible for all amphibious operations and sustainment in the SEVENTH Fleet Area of Responsibility. We conduct numerous bi-lateral and multi-lateral training exercises each year to be prepared for the full range of theater contingencies from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations to combat operations.
Your may contact the sponsor coordinator at ctf76sponsor@fe.navy.mil . Please ensure you communicate directly with your sponsor with any questions you may have about your upcoming PCS, living overseas, and working in our command. Our Command Okinawa Ombudsman can be contacted at esg7ombudsman@gmail.com and our Family Readiness Group can be contacted at ctf76frg@gmail.com. The Sasebo Ombudsman can be reach at ombudsmanesg7@gmail.com .
Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa has created a mobile app CFAO App that is your one-stop shop for all of your Okinawa military and related needs! This app integrates all vital resources you need into a single mobile experience. Instantly get access to all of your weather and disaster resources and social media applications while you are "on-the-go."
The CFAO mobile app includes: One touch dialing for emergency services, help & assistance resources, current weather and sea conditions, current typhoon information and data, access to a variety of social media data from Navy, Marine, and Air Force outlets, instant emergency notification messages an one-touch dialing access for taxi & Daiko services.
Features an extensive "Welcome to Okinawa" information and resources, comprehensive PCS info for newcomers to the island, etiquette information to integrate with the Japanese & Okinawan culture, valuable MWR resources from Navy, Marine, and Air Force resources, valuable links to vital resources for military members and much, much more!
Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
(Your Rate / Name)
Expeditionary Strike Group Seven
PSC 480 Box 60
FPO AP 96370-0001
Important Phone Numbers:
Commercial: 011-81-98-954-1555/6
DSN: 315-622-1555/6
Japan, Commercial: 098-954-1555/6
Japan, DSN: 622-1555/6
Fax: 622-1614

Mailing Address:
(Your Rate / Name)
Expeditionary Strike Group Seven
PSC 476 Box 14
FPO AP 96322-0014
Important Phone Numbers:
Commercial: 011-81-956-50-2272
DSN: 315-252-2272
Japan, Commercial: 095-650-2272
Japan, DSN: 252-2272
Fax: 252-2265

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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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