Dear New "Fistie",

I am pleased to welcome you aboard as the newest member of the “FIST of the FLEET.”  I am confident that you will find your new assignment both challenging and rewarding.

VFA-25 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing SEVEN.  While ashore, VFA-25 is located on the Operations side of NAS Lemoore in Hangar 2 Mod 2.  NAS Lemoore is situated in the middle of California’s San Joaquin Valley, a vast agricultural area in the center of the state.  The surrounding community is made up of several small towns; Riverdale, Lemoore, and Hanford are the closest.  Although the area is sparsely populated, the towns and their people are friendly and very accommodating to Navy personnel.  Two larger cities, Fresno and Visalia, are each 45 minutes by auto.

For additional information regarding the Lemoore area, please visit your nearest Family Service Center or this website: http://www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc/fsc.htm You may feel apprehensive about reporting to a new command, making new acquaintances, and the many challenges associated with relocating.  To ease your transition, We will assign you a sponsor.  Please consider your sponsor to be my personal representative in all matters pertaining to your move and arrival.

If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact the Command Sponsor Program Coordinator, at sponsor.vfa25@navy.mil.  Again, welcome aboard to the “FIST of the Fleet".