Welcome aboard USS STERETT DDG-104!
Welcome Aboard! Congratulations on your assignment to the United States Navy’s finest guided missile destroyer, USS STERETT (DDG 104), the fourth ship to bear this proud name. You are very fortunate to have been selected to join the fabulous crew of USS STERETT. Our motto "Forever Dauntless" is accomplished by maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, which is exactly what all STERETT Sailors strive to achieve. The officers and crew are looking forward to welcoming you upon your arrival.
You will have a sponsor assigned to you by your gaining Department. Your sponsor will be available to answer any questions that you may have prior to your arrival. Your sponsor is a vital part in making your transfer to the USS STERETT a success.
If the ship is away from homeport when you are scheduled to report, check into Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) located on the “Dry Side” Bldg. 3142, Brunton Hall, Naval Station San Diego, CA. There, you will receive instructions on how to contact the Ship. TPU is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and is ready to assist you if needed.
Additional contact information can be found on the Ship’s website www.STERETT.navy.mil; by emailing the Command Sponsor Coordinator at email@example.com
or by writing the ship at the following address:
USS STERETT (DDG 104)
FPO AP 96678-1310
A welcome aboard package will be mailed to you shortly after we receive your orders. It will provide general relocation information about the Naval Station and the San Diego area.
Once again, welcome aboard the Navy’s finest warship, I look forward to working and serving with you.
CDR, U.S. Navy
Reporting For Duty on USS STERETT
Congratulations on receiving orders to the finest ship in the U.S. Navy Fleet! The hardest part about transferring to a new command is knowing where to go and how to get there. In addition, it can also be tough to set up living and moving arrangements. We have included some very helpful information to assist you in your transfer. Should you have any questions or need help with anything, you can always Contact Us or your sponsor.
Request A Sponsor
If you are in need of a sponsor from USS STERETT, you can e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assign a sponsor to you and have them contact you as soon as possible. When you e-mail us, please include as much contact information as possible to include home, work, and cell phone numbers as well as any work and/or personal e-mail addresses.
Command Sponsor Coordinator: email@example.com
Uniform Of The Day
Uniform of the Day will be Navy Working Uniform for E-1 and above.
Working hours are 0700 to 1630 Monday through Friday. PT is run on a Departmental Basis. Contact your sponsor for further details.
A Relocation Checklist For Military Personnel
Very good checklists can be found at your local Family Service Center Relocation Office. These are usually the best source of information to make your move as painless as possible. However, this page may serve to remind you of some of the important items that are sometimes overlooked.
Issues that affect military assignment:
Received your orders?
Completed sea-duty screening?
Obligated service for the duration of your new assignment?
Received a signed transfer evaluation and filed it in your service record?
Notified your sponsor of flight information? Arranged ground transportation?
Obtained a passport?
It is not required, but highly recommended that all military members get a tourist passport prior to departing the United States. Active duty military are not eligible for a "no-fee" passport, but their family members are, ensure they have one! A passport makes it easier and quicker to depart some of the various countries we visit. You never know when you will be required to return to homeport or the U.S. to attend a school or go TAD.
Complete a Change of Address card at the local post office. You can also fill this out on-line at www.usps.com/moversnet. Remember, this changes your address at the post office, not with whomever is sending you mail. You must notify individuals, companies, and any magazines you have subscriptions with separately. Most companies, including magazines, have a toll-free number you may call to change your delivery address.
Provide all relatives (spouse, parents, etc.) with a copy of your PCS orders. If there is an emergency requiring them to contact the American Red Cross (ARC), your orders will allow the ARC to quickly determine your location and contact you.
Make arrangements to cancel utility services and pay final bills. Most utility companies will forward a final statement and receipt of payment to your new address if you ask. Ensure you take care of ALL of the following, as necessary:
Natural gas company
Telephone (including CELL phones)
Any maintenance related fees you may have incurred.
And of course, ensure you sponsor is aware of your arrival date. They can also confirm temporary lodging, ground transportation, pet reservations, etc.
Your mailing address will be:
Your Name and Rank (SR John Doe)
USS STERETT DDG-104
FPO AP 96678-1310