I take pleasure in welcoming you to the NPASE family. You will be joining a dedicated team of Public Affairs professionals and I'm sure it will prove to be a challenging and rewarding experience for you. NPASE provides expeditionary public affairs forces to support current and emerging public affairs requirements, including Carrier Strike Group, Amphibious Readiness Group and various individual and group unit deployments in support of fleet operations and exercises around the world.
Capt. Philip Rosi, II
For those reporting to NPASE East- Norfolk, VA:
NPASE East is located in Norfolk, VA at Naval Station Norfolk. Naval Station Norfolk is geographically located in the Southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area is collectively known as "Hampton Roads" and is commonly referred to as such by the residents of the area. Hampton Roads generally includes the Cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, and is populated by over 1 million people. Naval Station Norfolk is situated in the Sewells Point area of the City of Norfolk, near the site of the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac (CSS Virginia), and is the largest naval complex in the world!
For those reporting to NPASE West- San Diego, CA:
NPASE West is located on Naval Base Coronado (NBC) in San Diego. Consistently voted one of the best beaches in the United States, Coronado offers pristine sand, gentle surf and a charming community with a small-town feel. NBC is one of the largest consortiums of military installations in the Navy. It is comprised of Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach, Naval auxiliary Landing Fields, San Clemente Island, Silver Strand Training Complex, Remote Training Site Warner Springs, Camp Michael Monsoor and Camp Morena. NBC supports more than 30,000 military and civilian personnel across 142 tenant commands. San Diego has a population of more than 1 million and is home to tourist attractions such as the USS Midway Museum, Cabrillo National Monument, Sea World and the world famous San Diego Zoo.
For those reporting to NPASE West Detachment Hawaii- Pearl Harbor, HI:
NPASE West Detachment Hawaii is located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Pearl Harbor is rich in history and opportunity for telling the Navy's story. Oahu is home to several surface ships, submarines and hosts a number of international exercises annually. Products and services directly support Navy Region Hawaii, U.S. Pacific Fleet and U.S. Pacific Command. Sailors reporting to NPASE West Det. Hawaii can expect a challenging, MC rich environment as well as a family-friendly duty station.
For those reporting to NPASE Japan- Yokosuka, JA:
NPASE Japan is located onboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka. After arriving at the main gate at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, head straight and stay to your left at the split in the road. Continue straight. You will arrive at Building A-20 on your left hand side after the dry dock and Dive Locker Building. More information about the base and serving in Japan can be found at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrj/installations/cfa_yokosuka.html
For those reporting to NPASE West Detachment Northwest- Silverdale, WA:
NPASE Detachment Northwest is located at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor with two other detachments in at Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, all located around the Puget Sound. Puget Sound is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. It is a complex estuarine system of interconnected marine waterways and basins, with one major and two minor connections to the open Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Juan de Fuca-Admiralty Inlet being the major connection and Deception Pass and Swinomish Channel being the minor.
For those reporting to NPASE East Detachment Southeast- Jacksonville, FL:
NPASE East Det Southeast is located in Jacksonville, FL at Naval Station Mayport. NS Mayport is one of three major Navy installations in the Jacksonville area. Mayport is home to a busy seaport as well as an air facility. The mission of NS Mayport is to sustain and enhance warfighter readiness. To get to our office from the main gate, continue on Maine Street for about one mile. After Massey Avenue, follow road to the left to stay on Maine Street. Our office is located in Bldg. 2038 across the street from the airfield.
For those reporting to NPASE East Detachment Europe- Naples, Italy:
NPASE East Detachment Europe is located in Naples, Italy at Naval Support Activity Naples about 145 miles (235 kilometers) from Rome. Naples is a major Mediterranean seaport as well as a large metropolitan area. Naples and its surrounding communities total about four million people and features medieval castles and classic ruins like Pompeii side-by-side with industrial elements of the city.