USS Harpers Ferry
"First In Freedom"
LSD 49

Welcome Aboard!


Congratulations on being selected for orders to the finest and fastest amphibious ship in the fleet, USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).

Get ready for a tour that will be rewarding and challenging in every respect. Please contact our sponsor coordinator by e-mail at, and you'll be assigned a sponsor who can address all your questions and concerns. Additional updates and information about the ship is located on our website at: or on our Facebook Page: Harpers Ferry LSD49.

The command ombudsman can be contacted at:

Welcome aboard packages to San Diego are available through the Fleet and Family Support Center website. Once again congratulations and welcome aboard. First in Freedom!


CDR Janice A. Pollard, Commanding Officer


Reporting Onboard

1. Contact Information

Quarterdeck: 619-556-3984


If you would like to send packages or letters please use the following format to contact your service member:
FPO-AP 96665


 2. Where to Report

If you require travel assistance, please contact either your sponsor or the ship in advance to let us know your travel intentions. When you arrive in the area contact your sponsor or the ship for our current berth.

3. Sponsor Coordination

 Family Resources

1. San Diego Information

Information on getting to San Diego and area information is contained on the Navy Region Southwest Web Site at

2. Getting Around in San Diego

For information on other routes to get around in San Diego, please refer to the Navy Region Southwest Web Site

3. Housing and Lodging

Bachelor Housing: Combined Bachelor Quarters (CBQ) is located at Naval Base San Diego. More information on Bachelor Housing in San Diego can be found on the Naval Station Web Site at

Housing Welcome Center: The Navy Housing Welcome Center is the central resource for community housing. The Housing Referral Office (HRO), part of the Welcome Center , maintains up-to-date listings on available rental and sales units in the community. OPNAVINST 11101.21 directs all military personnel to report through the Housing Referral Office (HRO) prior to negotiating any agreement for community housing.

This requirement was established to assist you, on an individual basis, in locating suitable nondiscriminatory housing within a reasonable price range and to advise you in advance of those places where occupancy by military personnel is not authorized or recommended. Housing information can be found on the NAVBASE San Diego Web site at

Temporary Family/Bachelor Housing: The Housing Referral Office also maintains listings on temporary accommodations for occupancy during house-hunting trips or for brief periods (motels, trailers, efficiencies, and apartments are available for weekly or monthly rentals, including utilities). AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED.

4. Household Goods

The Personal Property Office is located in Bldg. 3376, Naval Base San Diego next to Military Family Housing up the hill from the commissary. For information on household goods shipments, call (619) 556-MOVE (6683). More information can be found at the following web site

5. Medical/Dental

Active Duty And Dependent Care

Medical care is available at Naval Base San Diego and Naval Medical Center San Diego for active duty personnel, military retirees, and their dependents.

Dental care for active duty military personnel is available at the Dental Clinic, Naval Base San Diego.

6. Fleet & Family Support Center

FFSC San Diego CA, provides numerous information and referral services. These include crisis intervention and after-hours Navy Relief assistance. In addition, relocation and spouse employment assistance are also available. The NFSC's Hours of operation are from 0800 to 1600, Monday through Friday. Telephone (619) 556-7404, AUTOVON 526-7404. Information is also available on the following web site 

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