Congratulations on your selection of orders to COMPHIBRON EVELEN! You'll be excited to know that you are about to join a team of professionals at sea whose mission is to support the theater objectives of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Japan.

Whether this is your first time being deployed over seas or a return trip to Japan, we know you're excited. But before you PCS transfer, there are some important items that must be taken care of. To help you with the move we've put together a helpful checklist on the right to make the process easier for you. Remember, get started on the paperwork early! It will be easier for both you and your family.

If you haven't already done so, request a sponsor. This is the single most important thing to do on your way to the BOLD EAGLES. We are standing by, ready to assist you in your transition to the next part of your journey.

Below are some helpful links. If you have any remaining questions, please contact us.

CPR 11 Smooth Move Checklist
Received your orders?
Completed overseas screening? Family members too?
Immunizations? Overseas duty in Japan requires the JEV innoculation.
Obligated any required service for your tour?
Do you have your transfer eval, is it signed, and is it in your service record?<
Notified us of your travel plans / leave plans?
Do you have your passport? Renew your drivers' liscense!
Arranged for long-term storage of your vehicle?
Attended the REQUIRED transfer class at your local FFSC?
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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

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.

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.

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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