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Welcome Aboard to CGC SHERMAN!

Aloha! Certainly the words excitement and anticipation will be used to describe the day you report aboard SHERMAN. Some personnel may report aboard SHERMAN while she is inport in Honolulu. Other personnel may be lucky enough to travel to exotic locales like Panama, Golfito Costa Rica or maybe even Puerto Vallarta Mexico to meet SHERMAN while deployed. No matter where you arrive if you have any questions or concerns about your arrival, please do not hesitate to call SHERMAN at (808) 842-2870. If SHERMAN is underway you can contact Base Admin who can answer any questions you may have at (808) 842-2051. 

Your Sponsor

You should have already received a Welcome Aboard package and a message identifying your sponsor. If you have not, contact the Yeoman's Office onboard at the ship's telephone number: (808) 842-2870 ext.214/219. If the ship is underway, email: YNC Shipley. Your sponsor should be contacting you within a week of receiving your welcome aboard message. Your sponsor will assist you and make your move as smooth as possible. Feel free to contact your sponsor at any time during the reporting process. during the reporting process.

Contacting the Ship

SHERMAN is moored at USCG Base Honolulu on Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, HI.

SHERMAN's Mailing Address:

ATTN: [Member's Name]
FPO AP 96678-3923

SHERMAN's Email Addresses:

[first name].[middle initial].[last name]

SHERMAN's Homeport Telephone/Facsimile:

Ship's Telephone: (808) 842-2870
Ship's Fax: (808) 842-2871

SHERMAN's Unit Ombudsmans:

Ashley Ligsay: (808) 354-3789


Reporting to SHERMAN

Call the cutter at (808) 842-2870 and advise your sponsor and the Officer of the Deck (OOD) of your arrival date and plans. If you are meeting the ship in Honolulu, the OOD will arrange for someone to pick you up at the airport and bring you to the ship. If you are meeting the ship in a port other than Honolulu, the Ship’s Office will coordinate for someone to meet you at the airport. Arriving at Base Honolulu the morning of your reporting in, make certain you have valid military ID, drivers license, and proof of insurance.

The uniform for reporting aboard is tropical blue long with combination cover. Upon arrival, you will be met by your sponsor, who will assist you in locating your assigned berthing and help you get settled in. If you report after the workday, your sponsor may not be on board, but the OOD will help you until your sponsor returns. Your sponsor will assist you with the check-in process and will ensure that you meet with the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, your Department Head, and your Division Officer.

If the cutter is underway, report to BSU Honolulu Admin, (808) 842-2867.

Crossing the Brow

When crossing the brow, proper honors will be rendered to the national ensign and the quarterdeck. Uniformed personnel will face aft and salute the ensign (if it is flying), then turn and salute the quarterdeck. Upon departing the ship, the procedure is reversed; salute the quarterdeck, then the ensign. Personnel in civilian attire should stop and face aft in respect for the ensign, but do not salute. Proper etiquette also calls for no horseplay, eating, drinking, or wearing hats while crossing the brow. The brow is secured from first call to colors and opened after colors.

On board, salutes shall be dispensed with after the first daily meeting, EXCEPT for those rendered to the Commanding Officer (CO) and officers senior to the CO. Junior personnel shall sound off “attention on deck” and stand at attention when the CO enters a room. Underway, when the CO enters or leaves the bridge, the first person to see him will sound off “Captain on the bridge” or “Captain below” as appropriate, and all personnel on the bridge will salute.

Your First Days Onboard

As you cross the brow to the quarterdeck, the OOD will greet you and put you in touch with your sponsor. You'll be shown where you'll sleep and your rack will be made with a fresh set of sheets for your first night aboard. If your sponsor is not onboard, the OOD will assist you until they return. Also on your first day you'll receive EGRESS training on various escape routes from the ship in the event of an emergency. In the following few days your sponsor will take you through the ship and introduce you to various shipboard personnel. These people will give you information that will assist you during your time aboard. Some of the people you will be introduced to are the Civil Rights Officer, the ships Morale Officer, the Victim’s Advocate in addition to others. You'll be shown all around the ship from the bilges to the masts and from bow to stern. You'll also get a chance to meet the Command Chief, your division officer and even the Captain. Don't worry if this seems like a lot of'll pick it up and become part of the crew in no time at all. And you'll have about 160 shipmates that will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Medical Concerns

The primary medical facility for Cutter SHERMAN is Naval Health Clinic Makalapa (Pearl Harbor):

Makalapa Clinic
Bldg 1407, 1253 Makalapa Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
Nurse Advice Line 24/7 (toll-free): 1.800.874.2273, ext. 1
Appointment Line (Dental (active duty only)): 808.473.1880, x93204/93205
Appointment Line (Medical): 808.473.0247
After-hours/weekend Dental Emergencies (active duty only): 808.864.4705

Again, Welcome Aboard, let us know what we can do to help make the transition a smooth one!

Last Modified 10/19/2015