Welcome to the Navy! The New to the Navy mobile application is for those Sailors (Enlisted and Officers) who are fresh out of Boot Camp or Officer Candidate School and ready to report to their first command.
The app answers common questions new Sailors may have on pay and personnel matters as they transfer to a school or to their duty station. The content has been organized topically to answer frequently asked questions and steer new Sailors to official references, procedures, methods for avoiding mistakes, and pertinent points of contact.
Sample questions covered in this app include:
- How do I ship my household goods or personal vehicle to my new duty station?
- What types of receipts must I keep when I’m on official travel?
- I am about to get married -- how do I acquire dependent ID cards?
- Where can I learn how to manage Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders? Transfers? Overseas assignments?
The New to the Navy app answers these types of questions and many more under the broad topics listed below.
Transfers – Provides resource information to assist you in moving from one duty station to another. Topics include: Preparing to report to your first command, travel claims, PCS orders, pay and allowances, overseas screening, relocating your family and personal belongings, and the Hometown Area Recruiting Program (HARP).
Sponsor Program – Your new duty station will assign a sponsor to you. Learn how the Sponsor Program works, how to request a sponsor, and how your sponsor can help with housing, vehicles, moving your household goods, and other issues.
Pay, Personnel, and Advancement – Provides information on military pay, taxes, leave and earnings, direct deposit, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), legal issues, personal advancement, the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS), and your Electronic Service Record (ESR).
Marriage and Family – Offers information on Navy-related issues pertinent to you and your spouse, such as getting married while on leave, obtaining an ID card for your spouse, Temporary Lodging Expenses (TLE), the TRICARE health care program, and Navy Spouse 101, a helpful introduction to the Navy for your spouse.
New Officers – Provides useful information on the duties and responsibilities of those assigned as division officers or placed into a position of leadership over enlisted personnel. Also includes resources to help address problems that fall outside typical pay and personnel issues.
What Does This Mean? – Defines many terms and acronyms common to this app and the Navy.
Emergency – Provides various hotlines, such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Military OneSource, Veterans Crisis Link, and more. Also includes links to emergency service organizations, both military and civilian.
Favorites – This section is the repository for information you mark for future reference as you go through the app.