Welcome aboard the Navy’s premier helicopter squadron, HSM-48! You will soon be a member of an outstanding squadron, and we’re proud to welcome you. You should receive a “Welcome Aboard” message with lots of valuable information about the squadron and the Mayport area. As you prepare to transfer, you will be assigned a sponsor, a fellow VIPER Sailor, who will help answer your questions and work to make your transition as smooth as possible. Contact the command for a sponsor who will make your PCS a smooth and agreeable one. Again, welcome aboard, Shipmate! We look forward to serving with you and making your tour onboard HSM-48 a success!
HSM-48 is located in Bldg 1552 on Seahawk Dr, Naval Station Mayport.
If you are flying via Jacksonville International Airport, call the Quarterdeck at (904)-270-6810 and the duty driver will take pick you up and bring you to the command. You may also contact the USO, located downstairs in the airport near baggage claim, at (904)741-6655.
If you take a taxi, it will cost approximately $65.00. Ensure you get a receipt for reimbursement when submitting your travel claim.
If you are driving, follow Mayport RD through the gate and take the first left at the helicopter, follow that road until you come to LAMPS Rd and turn right, the hangar (bldg 1552) will be on your left. HSM-48 is the last squadron in the hangar. You can also visit Naval Station Mayport’s Welcome Center. Once you clear the gate take a right at the first light (Moale ST). The Welcome Center is located on the left (bldg 289). They will assist you with BEQ arrangements and any other assistance needed.
Navy One Source is a new, 24-hour a day, 365 day a year information and referral program the military community can use to gain information on almost any topic, from childcare to schools to relocation and much more. Navy One Source can be accessed online or by phone. In the US, call 1-800-540-4123. Outside of the continental US, call 1-800-5404-1233 and international collect using 484-530-5914.
If you are an experienced mover, check out SMARTWebMove (SWM), an interactive web site at this link. Currently, personally procured transportation (old DITY) are not SWM eligible. Otherwise, personnel can schedule an appointment to attend a group session at the personal property office. If you need further information or directions to the personal property building, call toll free at 1-(800)-762-4221 or commercial 1-(904)-542-1000 or email them here.
The Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) offer a Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) which provides the following services for military personnel and their families:
Welcome to Mayport Program: Acquaints families with the Navy lifestyle, benefits, and other available services. Topics include: spouse employment, medical care, housing referral, financial planning, legal assistance, base police, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, and the Ombudsman Program.
Hospitality Items: Card tables, high chairs, kitchenware and utensils, playpens, weekender beds, linens, and other items are available for temporary use until your household shipment arrives; Child safety seats are available at no cost.
Fleet and Family Support Center Mayport can be contacted at (904)-270-6600.
Navy housing for married personnel in the Mayport area consists of several enlisted units and several hundred officer units. Government housing at Mayport is limited.
There are a total of 1,281 housing units: 681 on-base and 700 off-base. Of the 681 units on-base, 53 are designated as senior officer housing and 100 units as junior officer/senior enlisted housing. All other housing, both on and off base, is designated for enlisted personnel. There are waiting lists for all quarters. You should apply for housing as soon as you receive PCS orders.
To apply for government housing, forward one copy of your PCS orders, NAVPERS Form 1070/2 (Dependency Application/Record of Emergency Data) and DD Form 1746 (Application for Military Family Housing) to the Housing Office, Building 289, Naval Station, Mayport, FL 32228.
If you need any assistance, call 270-5730 or DSN 960- 5730 or visit www.housing.navy.mil.
Other useful contact information:
· HSM-48 Quarterdeck: 904-270-6810
· HSM-48 Admin: 904-270-6810 ext. 103
· HSM-48 Command Master Chief: 904-270-6810 ext. 119
· HSM-48 Sponsor Coordinator: 904-270-6810 ext. 117
· HSM-48 Command Career Counselor: 904-270-6810 ext. 120
· Naval Station Mayport Quarterdeck: 904-270-5401
**IF YOUR SPONSOR HAS NOT CONTACTED YOU, PLEASE EMAIL COMMAND MASTER CHIEF MEDUS**