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Headquarters and Service Battalion

 

Headquarters and Service Battalion

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Norfolk, Va.
Welcome Aboard

Congratulations your assignment to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia located aboard the Naval Support Activity Norfolk adjacent to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Transformation Command. The MARFORCOM staff is comprised of Marines, Sailors, Civilian Marines, Technical Representatives and Civilian Contractors (PowerPoint listing of Staff Principals located at this site). If you have yet to hear from your sponsor, please call the Manpower Management Office at one of the following numbers to check on your sponsor’s status and have any other assignment questions addressed: Commercial:(757) 836-8615/1532/1907 or, DSN: 836-8615/1532/1907.

 MARFORCOM provides a robust, U.S. Marine Corps presence in Norfolk, Virginia. The Headquarters’ proximity to the Joint Staff J31, Joint and Coalition Warfare Center and the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (COMUSFF), enables the Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (COMMARFORCOM) to conduct authoritative day-to-day liaison for both operational and programmatic issues as well as become engaged in joint force provider, joint training, and conduct Naval integrations.

CHECKING IN:

MARFORCOM & HQSVCBN MARINES

You will report to Commanding Officer, H&S Battalion, MARFORCOM, at 7970

Diven Arch, Norfolk VA, 23505 during normal working hours (0730-1630). The

point of contact for this building is 757-445-4383. In case of emergency,

after hours, or weekends, the Officer of the Day can be reached at

757-630-9299.

 

Phase 1: Before you arrive

 

Sponsor

 

After the first week or so in receiving your web orders/MROWS orders, you

should have received information from your sponsor. If you were not

appointed a sponsor, ensure that you have a sponsor appointed to you by your

new command. Your sponsor should formally introduce themselves. Also, your

sponsor should give you information about your new command such as the

mission, a detailed description about your new chain of command, and a

detail description about their position in the workplace.

Phase 2: The day that you check-in

 

Documents

 

Please ensure to bring important documents such your web/MROWS orders,

medical records and dental records.

 

 

 

MAILING ADDRESSES

Your work mailing address is as follows:

COMMARFORCOM (Attn: Your Name)

1775 Forrestal Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2400


MARINE CORPS FORCES COMMAND FAMILY READINESS OFFICER (FRO)

 For information on the Command FRO, CWO2 Duran Sword, either click the following link or paste it into the URL position on the address line: http://www.marforcom.marines.mil/Headquarters-and-Service-Battalion/

UNIFORM OF THE DAY AND DAILY ROUTINE

MARFORCOM follows the guidance published in ALMAR 007/08 regarding the appropriate MARPAT MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) uniform of the day. Although your work section will set your actual working hours, the normal working hours for MARFORCOM are 0730 – 1630.

NIPR/SIPR E-MAIL ACCOUNT MIGRATION/CREATION

Please take this opportunity to begin your NIPR and SIPR e-mail account migration/creation. The expected time to complete this process is approximately 1-3 weeks and in rare cases it could take longer. The MARFORCOM G-6 would like to assist you in making a smooth transfer of your data services. Please fill out the required paperwork, scan it, and e-mail it to the MARFORCOM G-6 Service Desk. The required documents are listed below.

DD2875 - USMC - SAAR (Complete up to Box 13. We will route it to the section that you will be checking in to.) (attached to link you create at Welcome Aboard Website).

If you are unable to retrieve the form from the above link, you can copy and paste http://www.dlis.dla.mil/PDFs/DD2875.pdf into your web browser.

Cyber Awareness Course Completion Certificate www.marinenet.usmc.mil. Cyber Awareness - CYBERM0000 for Marines or CYBERC for civilians (If you do not have access to MARINENET, you can GOOGLE the course, complete the training, print off the completion certificate and e-mail it along with your completed/signed SAAR form to: SMB_MARFORCOM_HelpDesk.fct@usmc.mil).

OFFICER & ENLISTED MILITARY HOUSING

The following link provides detailed information on military housing in the Hampton Roads area: http://www.lincolnmilitary.com/hamptonroads/

ENLISTED BILLETING

 Bachelor enlisted quarters are located aboard Naval Station Norfolk(approximately 3.2 miles from MARFORCOM). Troops live in modern dormitory style quarters with A/C, heating, cable, common entertainment and relaxation areas. Each room is designed for two occupants and has a private bath. For those without a personal conveyance, the Barracks Duty NCO and ADNCO (Cell:757-630-9329 Land line: 757-444-8562) will provide enlisted personnel with a ride to/from the barracks and MARFORCOM.There is also a Hampton Road Transportation (HRT) bus stop in close proximity of the barracks that provides service both on and off base. See HRT website for costs/schedules: http://www.gohrt.com/

OFFICERS,SNCOs. ENLISTED BEING ASSIGNED TO NSA NORTHWEST ANNEX, CHESAPEAKE VA.

Whispering Pines Barracks 1131 Northwest Blvd, Bldg. 351 Chesapeake, VA 23322 (757) 421-8282/8698

 Lincoln Military Housing Northwest District Office 308 Hummingbird Street Chesapeake, VA 23322 (757) 204-4258

 Navy Gateway Inn 1311 Northwest Blvd., Bldg 207 Chesapeake,, VA23322 1-877-628-9233: http://dodlodging.net/NSA_NORTHWEST_CHESAPEAKE.HTM

BACHELOR (GEO & OTHER) OFFICER & SNCO BILLETING

Bachelor Officers and SNCOs can call Navy Gateway Inns/suites at one of the following locations:

 Joint Forces Staff College: (757) 963-9600

 Naval Station Norfolk: (757) 402-7002

 Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story: (757) 318-7996

 Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth: (757) 391-1387

 Naval Air Station, Oceana: (757)417-1000

 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dam Neck: (757) 965-2600

 Geo-bachelor SNCO may be accommodated in the troop billeting facility on a “space available” basis only (call: (757) 322-9502 or cell: (757)630-9329 to check on availability).

 Bachelor SNCOs can call Navy Gateway Inns/Suites @ (757)445-0993/402-7002 and see information at the following link: http://www.jfsc.ndu.edu/prospective_students/welcome_aboard_package/billeting_lodging.asp

 Geo-bachelor SNCO may be accommodated in the troop billeting facility on a “space available” basis only.

BACHELOR (GEO & OTHER) OFFICER QUARTERS

Bona fide bachelor officers should call Navy Gateway Inns/Suites @ (757) 445-9908/402-7002 and see information at the following link: http://www.dodlodging.net/