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Welcome to the destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) official website.

Welcome Aboard!

Congratulations on your selection of orders to the finest Destroyer in the Fleet, USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. We welcome you to Team GONZALEZ!
After you have received your orders to USS GONZALEZ, your first step is to have a sponsor assigned to assist you. Your sponsor can help answer any questions you have about the ship and the Norfolk, Virginia area and checking in.

Sponsor Information

Please notify the Sponsor Coordinator at Our Command Master Chief is also available to assist you at If you are married and your spouse has any questions, have your spouse contact GONZALEZ’s ombudsman via email at Please keep in contact with your sponsor for any assistance you may require during your transition to Norfolk, Virginia and provide him/her with all pertinent information that will make your transfer smooth; dependent’s information, number of pets, date of travel, copy of your port call, etc. 


If you are new or relocating to the Hampton Roads area, you should communicate with the Housing Service Center NAVSTA Norfolk at 757-565-2802. Families are required to obtain temporary accommodations upon arrival. Temporary accommodations are available at the Navy Lodge, Gateway Inns and Suites or approved commercial facilities. Applying for on-base family housing may be submitted at the Housing Service Center (HSC) or prior to arrival using the Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT) application, which can be found at HEAT allows the HSC to place the service member on the waiting list. HEAT does not give priority on the waiting list. If an application is submitted within 30 days of arriving, the member’s effective date on the waiting list is the date of detachment from the last permanent duty station. Applicants need to be confirmed upon arrival.

Pay Matters

SAVE YOUR MONEY! All pays, allowances, and reimbursements are going to take time to process. You will need money to cover basic needs while waiting for all of these payments to process. In addition, if moving off base and out in town, you will need advance rent and a deposit to sign a lease.


Be advised. Make sure your own ID and all dependent military ID cards are current. If close to expiration, get new ones as soon as possible.

Upon Arrival

Upon your arrival, please report directly to the USS GONZALEZ quarterdeck in the seasonal dress uniform. If the ship is underway upon your arrival to the area, check in with PSD.

For Check-In To PSD And Security, Please Bring The Following Paperwork:

  • Power of Attorney (only if active duty sponsor will not be present). 

  • PCS orders. 

  • Military and dependent's ID cards. 

  • Updated page 2. 

  • U.S. driver's licenses. 

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