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Z-Gram #98; dated 11 August 1971

Advance Information about New Duty Stations

R 111228Z AUG 71
FM CNO (Z-98)

TO NAVOP
UNCLAS//N01720//

ADVANCE INFORMATION ABOUT NEW DUTY STATIONS

A. OPNAVINST 11101.13 SERIES
B. NAVOP Z-07 NAVOP SPONSOR PROGRAM

1. NAVYMEN MOVING TO NEW ASSIGNMENTS NEED ADVANCE INFORMATION ABOUT HOUSING AND FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THEIR NEW DUTY STATIONS, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR FAMILIES. MOST SHORE ACTIVITIES FORWARD VALUABLE PACKETS OF MAPS, INFORMATION ABOUT PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY HOUSING, AREA SCHOOLS, OTHER FACILITIES AND SERVICES ON BASE AND IN THE AREA. THESE ARE OFTEN SUPPLEMENTED BY A COMMAND WELCOME LETTER. THOSE ACTIVITIES NOT CURRENTLY DOING SO ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSIDER SUCH A PROGRAM.

2. A FORTHCOMING REVISION OF REF (A) WILL PROVIDE EXPANDED PROCEDURES THAT WILL ASSIST PERSONNEL IN THEIR DECISION CONCERNING HOUSING AT THE NEW DUTY STATION. THESE PROCEDURES PROVIDE FOR HOUSING APPLICATIONS TO BE FORWARDED TO THE NEW DUTY STATION, UPON RECEIPT OF ORDERS, BY PERSONNEL DESIRING HOUSING. THE NEW DUTY STATION WILL RESPOND WITH HOUSING INFORMATION, INCLUDING CURRENT DATA ON WAITING LISTS THAT WILL ASSIST THE INCOMING FAMILY IN REACHING A DECISION CONCERNING HOUSING.

3. THE SPONSOR PROGRAM, REF (B), SHOULD IMPROVE THE FLOW OF INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOUSING INFO TO THE TRANSFERRING FAMILY. BOTH COMMANDS PROVIDING SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION IAW REF (B) WILL MAKE THE FAMILY SERVICE CENTER WHERE AVAILABLE, OR THE SHORE ACTIVITY PROVIDING PERSONNEL SUPPORT SERVICES AT THE NEW DUTY STATION OR HOMEPORT, ADDRESSEE ON MESSAGES AND CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING SPONSORSHIP.

4. THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE ADVANCE INFORMATION, THE FAMILY SERVICES CENTERS, THE HOUSING OFFICES AND THE HOUSING REFERRAL OFFICES CAN PROVIDE REAL HELP TO THE NAVY FAMILY DURING MOVES. IN ORDER TO REALIZE THESE BENEFITS, BOTH THE RECEIVING AND DETACHING COMMANDS MUST ASSIST THE TRANSFERRING MAN AND HIS SPONSOR AT THE NEW DUTY STATION IN EVERY PRACTICABLE WAY. THE VALUE OF THIS ASSISTANCE IS CONTINGENT UPON THE TIMELY EXCHANGE OF ADEQUATE INFORMATION. TO THIS END THE USE OF MESSAGES AND/OR THE TELEPHONE IS ENCOURAGED. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
OPNAVINST: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

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Published:Tue Oct 25 06:36:10 EDT 2016