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WELCOME ABOARD USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC-720)

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Welcome Aboard CGC SHERMAN!

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 San Diego.  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 (619) 556-6530.  If SHERMAN is underway you can contact our cutter liaison at Sector ADMIN who can answer any questions you may have at (619) 278-7108. 


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: (619)556-6530 ext.235/236. If the ship is underway, email: YNC Spina. 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.

Contacting the Ship


SHERMAN is moored at NAVAL STATION SAN DIEGO, near the 32nd St entrance.

SHERMAN's Mailing Address:

ATTN: [Member's Name]
c/o COMMANDING OFFICER
USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC 720)
FPO AP 96678-3923

SHERMAN's Email Addresses:

[first name].[middle initial].[last name]@uscg.mil
example: John.Q.Smith@uscg.mil

SHERMAN's Homeport Telephone/Facsimile:

Ship's Telephone: (619)-556-6530
Ship's Fax: (619)-556-6545

SHERMAN's Unit Ombudsmans:

Jessica Unruh:: (305) 395-2251
Lauren Barton:: (734) 377-8357


Email: USCGCSHERMANOmbudsman@gmail.com

Reporting while SHERMAN is in Homeport

Arriving at NAVSTA San Diego the morning of your reporting in, make certain you have valid military ID, drivers license proof of insurance. Call ahead of time and ask your sponsor to find out which quay wall or pier SHERMAN is moored at when you arrive. Parking on base is very limited and strictly enforced. Parking in the areas near the ship are reserved for E-7 and above with a "Forces Afloat" sticker afixed to the lower left portion of your rear window. E-6 and below parking can be found to the left just after passing through the Main gate near the Chapel.   You will report to the Quarterdeck in Tropical Blue Long where you will meet the OOD and most likely your sponsor.

Reporting while SHERMAN is Underway

If SHERMAN is underway, report first to Sector San Diego Admin at 2710 Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA. 92101.  The phone number that you can reach Sector San Diego at is (619)-278-7033.  If you are flying in to San Diego, Sector San Diego is very easy to find.  It is located right across the street from the San Diego airport at Lindbergh Field.  Once at Sector San Diego, they will show you your travel itinerary help you begin your paperwork.

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 Education Services Officer 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 information...you'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.

Housing


All reporting personnel are required to be released from government housing. Contact your current admin office and complete CD-5267 (Application for Military Housing). Email it with a copy of your orders and your CG-4170A or Direct-Access Generated BAH/Generated BAH/Dependency Data Sheet (Dependent Verification) ASAP to Brenda Godbolt or fax your housing requisition to (619) 278-7221. Contact YNC Spina for more information.

Single Junior Enlisted members can expect to live onboard Sherman upon reporting. There is limited storage space (approx 6 cubic feet), so pack accordingly. Suggested items to bring included complete seabag, several sets of civilian clothes and toiletries. Single members are placed on a waiting list for the Snyder Hall Barracks, located at Naval Station San Diego, within easy walking distance of CHASE. Barracks rooms house two per room and the average wait is three months. 

Important San Diego Numbers


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 San Diego.  Other personnel may be lucky enough to travel to exotic locales like Kodiak AK, Golfito Costa Rica or maybe even Acapulco 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 (619) 556-6530.  If SHERMAN is underway you can contact our cutter liaison at Sector San Diego who can answer any questions you may have.
CGC SHERMAN (inport) (619)556-6530
Sector San Diego (main gate) (619) 278-6470
  (YN3 Glass) (619) 278-7113
  (housing) (619) 278-7218
  (admin) (619) 278-7104
  (PERSU) (619) 278-7103
  (medical) (619) 278-7130
  (exchange) (619) 683-6326
Naval Medical Center San Diego (emergency) (619) 532-8275
  (appointments) (619) 532-8225
  (information) (619) 532-6400
Tricare (benefits) (800) 242-6788
  (claims) (800) 830-2929
  (health info) (800) 611-2883
Commissaries (Naval Station) (619) 556-7199
  (MCAS Miramar) (858) 695-6560
  (NAS N. Island) (619) 537-4516
Naval Lodge (Naval Station) (619) 234-6142
  (N. Island) (619)435-0191
  (MCAS Miramar) (858) 271-7111
  (24 HR) 800) 628-9466
Local Naval Station MWR (Naval Station) (619) 556-6310
EXT. 5570
San Diego Red Cross Primary Numbers (619) 532-8165 /
(619) 542-7552 /
(800) 660-4272(24HRS)

Relocation to San Diego Information

The Sector San Diego Work Life Office can provide a welcome aboard package at your request, with resources available to assist you in the relocation process.  If you would like information about the area or have questions related to employment, childcare, or local area resources you may contact work life at (619) 278-7117.

Southern California's year round warm climate makes it an exciting area to live. Minutes away from miles of beautiful beaches, SHERMAN's location at Naval Station San Diego is within a 2.5 hour's drive from snow skiing, and recreational wilderness and desert camping sites. San Diego is home to the Padres baseball club and the Chargers football team; both now have their own stadiums. The world famous San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Legoland and Knott's Soak city Water Park are additional fun places to visit within a 40-minute drive of downtown San Diego. San Diego is also home to several Navy and Marine corps Bases which provide Coast Guard members with Commissaries/Exchanges as well as Medical facilities.

The following websites provide further details about San Diego and some local attractions and commands:

Sector San Diego
Basic Housing Allowance
San Diego Navy Lodge
San Diego's Government Site
CG Spouses' Webpage


Medical Concerns

The primary medical facility for Cutter SHERMAN is Naval Medical Center San Diego located at Naval Station San Diego at the following address:

Naval Medical Center San Diego
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134-5000
Emergency Phone Number: (619) 532-8275
Information Phone Number: (619) 532-6400

Prior to reporting aboard, you must complete a sea duty physical examination. You must also have an up-to-date smallpox vaccination properly entered in Direct Access under the medical readiness system. If your smallpox vaccine is out-of-date or not in the system, unfortunately, you'll receive it again.

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

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