WELCOME FUTURE VALKYRIES!
Welcome to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50 Valkyries! I am honored to be your commanding officer and look forward to you joining our team. You will have the unique opportunity to shape HSM-50’s legacy as we establish the squadron from the ground floor. You will be a plankowner! My personal challenge to you is to be a positive influence and strive to be better every day. HSM-50’s success begins with individuals doing their best and moving forward as one team.
You will receive a “Welcome Aboard” message with lots of valuable information about the squadron and the Jacksonville, Florida area. As you prepare to transfer, you will be assigned a sponsor, a fellow Valkyrie Sailor, who will help answer your questions and work to make your transition as smooth as possible. Contact your command sponsor who will make your PCS a smooth and agreeable one. We look forward to serving with you and making your tour onboard HSM-50 a success!
HSM-50 is located in Bldg 1552 on Sea Hawk Dr, Naval Station Mayport.
If you are flying via Jacksonville International Airport and 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-50 is the middle 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 provides, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, an 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.
For move-related information and resources visit: https://move.mil/service-specific-information/navy. 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.
The Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) offers 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.
To apply for government housing, forward one copy of your PCS orders, NAVPERS Form 1070/602 (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. Applications must be submitted to the Navy Family Housing Office within 30 days of arrival.
If you need any assistance, call NS Mayport’s Housing Service Center 270-5730 or DSN 960- 5730 or visit www.housing.navy.mil.
Other useful contact information:
· HSM-50 Command Master Chief: 907-270-6010 x102
· HSM-50 Administrative Office: Coming soon
· HSM-50 Command Duty Officer: Coming soon
· HSM-40 Quarterdeck: 904-270-6332
· Naval Station Mayport Quarterdeck: 904-270-5401