Welcome to Okinawa!
What is an Ombudsman? An ombudsman is a valuable resource and point of contact for families who have needs best cared for by another Navy spouse. The Ombudsman is someone who will listen! They can refer Navy families to various support agencies for assistance. The Ombudsman's major role is a bridge between the Command, its family members and the resources of the community. They act as a two-way communicator, a referral agent, and interpersonal helper for family members.
The ombudsman is a person with whom you can discuss a problem in confidence. They have promised to treat the problems you discuss in a confidential and professional manner, and can make sure you are informed about services and opportunities available to you. The ombudsman is a person the Command has instructed and trained because they CARE very much about making your life easier. The Command wants family members to have a contact person for just about any question they may have through the Navy Ombudsman Program. If we don't know the answer, we will provide you with a resource that can answer your questions.
We can also answer questions before you arrive. Feel free to write, call or email.
We are 13 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone.
The U.S. Naval Hospital 24 hour information desk phone number is commercial 011-81-611-746-7555 (or 7509) or DSN (315) 646-7555 (or 7509) (calling from off-base: Dial the operator number - 098-911-5111 and then 646-7555) . The information desk has the capability to transfer numbers. The Administrative Support Dept. (also known as Manpower) can be reached at commercial 011-81-611-746-7705 or DSN (315) 646-7705. After you arrive and are in the settling-in process, give us a call by dialing the last 7 digits of our DSN number and let us know you arrived. If staying in an off-base hotel, check with your hotel operator for the correct off base to on-base dialing procedure. Click here for more dialing instructions. We are especially interested in hearing about your arrival and sponsor experience. We continually look for ways to inform the Commanding Officer and the Command Master Chief on how to improve the arrival and settling-in process. Have a safe and happy trip. DOMO ARIGATO!