Congratulations on your orders to USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), the “Ghost Gator!”
Your assignment will be challenging, rewarding and fun. In addition to being one of the finest ships in the fleet, our warfare programs are in full swing! You will earn your surface warfare insignia and be proud you earned it here. Your Shipmates look forward to showing you how and why we pride ourselves in being the best.
Now that you have your orders, we want to be sure you are assigned a sponsor. Our sponsor program is alive and well, but requires some initiative by both of us. If you have email, you can expedite this process. To request a sponsor, please send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
When we receive your request, we will assign an experienced Sailor to assist you, from the department and division you will be working in. That person will be able to answer any questions you may have concerning life aboard the ship, the ship's schedule (unclassified portions), and what you may want to consider prior to checking aboard. Your sponsor will also assist you with getting to the ship.
If you were not able to get in contact with a sponsor via email, you can always call the ship directly. The phone number to the quarterdeck 757-701-0578.
Again, congratulations on your orders and we look forward to your arrival!
USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19)
Unit 100329 Box 1
FPO AE 09578
Command Master Chief