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    UNITED STATES

    02.26.2018

    Courtesy Story

    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

    “Welcome Aboard!” Congratulations on your orders to USS Gerald R. Ford,the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier. Gerald R. Ford is currently stationed at Naval Station Norfolk. If you are arriving while our ship is underway, please coordinating reporting to the beach detachment through your sponsor. Your sponsor will provide you with all of the information you need. If you have any questions about your move or need a sponsor please contact the Command Sponsor Coordinator at sponsorship@cvn78.navy.mil.

    Mailing Address:
    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
    FPO AE 09523

    Quarterdeck:
    (757) 806-6990
    (24 hours per day)

    Ombudsmen:
    Mrs. Britany Curry
    Mrs. Danielle Campbell

    757-708-5581 / 757-805-5958
    Fordombudsman1@gmail.com
    Fordombudsman2@gmail.com

    An ombudsman is the spouse or other family member of a USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) crew member who has volunteered their time and effort to guiding other families through various problems that may arise from time to time. Please note: the Ombudsmen will not solve the problem for you, but will most likely be able to point you in the right direction to help you solve the problem on your own. Navy family ombudsmen are valuable assets in facilitating communication between the commanding officer and family members, fostering a better understanding of the needs and viewpoints of the crew and their families and providing information and assistance to family members within the command. Ombudsmen fulfill the following roles: Serve as the primary link/liaison between USS Gerald R. Ford crew member families and the command.

    • Serve as the primary communicator of information between the command and command families.
    • Communicate regularly with USS Gerald R. Ford families. This includes the monthly newsletter, and this Web page.
    • Provide information and outreach to command family members. Interact and cooperate with organizations and military offices such as Family Service Centers, chaplain's office, medical treatment facilities, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, American Red Cross, and legal assistance offices. These organizations are valuable resources in obtaining assistance for command family members.
    • Refer individuals in need of professional assistance to appropriate resources. Ombudsmen may provide support to individuals and refer them for counseling. Counseling is not provided by ombudsmen.
    • Act as an advocate for command family members. Ombudsmen, by using their knowledge of the system, can help access the appropriate level of the chain of command for intervention and for the forwarding of appropriate requests/grievances while exercising confidentiality.
    • Ombudsmen's responsibilities do not include social duties. These roles are filled by the spouse support group chairpersons/presidents. If you are a spouse or family member of a USS Gerald R. Ford crew member and need assistance, you may contact one of the ombudsmen.

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    Date Taken: 02.26.2018
    Date Posted: 02.26.2018 10:54
    Story ID: 267201
    Location: US

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