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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)


USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)

For family and friends of Sailors aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Freedom at Work.

Members: 370
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2022


Please help keep our Sailors safe by observing operational security (OPSEC) and not discussing specific details of the ship's schedule.

Ships Address: (this is for Sailors attached to the ship, squadrons have different addresses). You must know the Department and Division your Sailor is assigned to ensure mail finds its way to him or her.


(Rate or Rank/Name)
UNIT 100331 BOX # (Box number is specific to each Sailor on board)
FPO, AE 09513

Here is the specific link the USPS Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Boxes, choose a pack of 10 or 25 boxes and they will deliver them right to your house. The APO/FPO boxes are the large size so you'll have to order the regular priority mail boxes if  you want medium or small. Also linked the needed customs forms that you can order at the same time. ALL ARE FREE. You can then use Click and Ship to ship it at a discount and you can even schedule the post office to pick the package up from your house.

Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Box

You will need to attach a Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note (2976-A) when mailing to the ship while it is deployed overseas.

Ombudsman Email:

FRG (Family Readiness Group) Email:


Official Web page of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77)

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Facebook

GHWB Ombudsman on Facebook

CVN 77 FRG on Facebook

U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa (6th Fleet) on Facebook


MAIL CALL Written by MC3 Madlangbayan, Jeffrey

DEPLOYMENT 2017, January 21, 2017 - ???

USS George H.W. Bush departs for 3rd Deployment

USS George H.W. Bush Enters 6th Fleet

USS George H.W. Bush Arrives in Souda Bay, Crete (Greece)

USS George H.W. Bush Conducts Strikes from Mediterranean

Fight Against ISIS

USS George H.W. Bush Arrives in Souda Bay, Crete (Greece)

First U.S. aircraft carrier of Trump presidency enters the Persian Gulf

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Conducts OIR Missions Against ISIS


DEPLOYMENT 2014  February 15, 2014 - November 15, 2014

USS George H.W. Bush departs for 2nd Deployment

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Enters 6th Fleet

USS George H.W. Bush Arrives in Greece

USS George H.W. Bush Arrives in Turkey

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet

George H.W. Bush Departs Manama, Bahrain

George H.W. Bush Departs Jebel Ali, UAE after port visit to Dubai. 

USS George H.W. Bush to Move into Arabian Gulf

USS George H.W. Bush Arrives in Jebel Ali, UAE for port visit to Dubai.

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) F/A-18s Strike ISIL Targets in Iraq

USS George H.W. Bush Arrives in Jebel Ali, UAE for port visit to Dubai.

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) F/A-18s Strike ISIS Targets in Syria.

USS George H.W. Bush Departs Manama Bahrain

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) relieves USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf.

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrives in Duqm, Oman

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Departs US 5th Fleet

George H.W. Bush Arrives in Marseille, France

USS George H.W. Bush Homecoming

George H.W. Bush Strike Group Returns to Homeport

Discussion Forum

Up-to-Date Ship's Activity Log

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Shoeboxes for Sailors

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Travel Radius for Norfolk Sailors

Started by debb9397. Last reply by navytxmom Mar 3, 2017. 1 Reply

Loved one on USS Bush

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Comment Wall


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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on August 11, 2022 at 12:21pm

An article regarding their current deployment:

Bush deploys for first time since 2017

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on August 11, 2022 at 12:19pm

Fair Winds as the Bush heads out for deployment!

Comment by Deanna on December 25, 2019 at 6:31pm

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thank you Popeyesmomma. 

JayDee I sent my daughter two packages on Dec 6th. She received one of them on the 16th but still hasn’t received the other one. Kind of discouraging since her birthday is in two weeks and I want to send her another package.

Comment by Popeyesmomma on December 9, 2019 at 5:39pm

I don't know about your daughter's address, but I can tell you how I mail packages to my son.  The first line is his rank/title and name.  The second line is his ship.  The third line is his unit. The fourth line is the FPO AE # (like a zip code).  So, my son's is:

Mmn3 ('his name')

USS George H W Bush, CVN 77

Unit 10***1 Box 4**6, Div. Rm.

FPO AE 09513

United States

Note: The asteriks are actual numbers, but I didn't want to give too much info.  I was able to send packages - even from Amazon.  Good Luck!

Comment by Deanna on December 6, 2019 at 12:46am

Anyone here that knows how to completely write out an address to the ship? My sailor gave me her address that was basically a photo she took and sent me where she just filled in her Box number. But then under that number was one letter and one number. She doesn’t know how to properly address  it so I’m not sure how to do it either. Can someone please clarify for me so I can ship a Christmas package to her. Any help would be appreciated. I would hate for her to not get it because I didn’t  address it correctly. Thanks ahead of time for the help. Deanna 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 5, 2019 at 11:58am

Ok so right now the command for the Lincoln has put out a post that they do not want packages sent to the ship - I guess they are getting inundated with people wanting to help and they are concerned about getting a bunch of boxes that are just being randomly sent. They are trying to figure out a way that will best handle the situation.  Once that is confirmed I'll pass on the info. 

I think they were surprised at how many Navy moms/families would want to get involved!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 4, 2019 at 2:57pm

The Lincoln's deployment has been extended again.  The information below is from the Ombudsman of the Bush

Hi all one of our sister ships is in need. They have been out to sea since April and haven’t had a port call in a very long time.....

 ⚓The USS Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to return home before Halloween. They have already been at sea for over 8 months and have been extended again until sometime spring 2020.

 As you can imagine, this news has been hard on the Sailors and they could use some love to get them through this seemingly never ending deployment. They are all feeling extremely down about spending Thanksgiving and Christmas at sea.

 Their families have put out an SOS to all they can reach, to help boost their morale and let them know that people from all over think about them and care, they are asking for care packages and/or holiday cards be sent to the ship.

 Do not feel obligated to participate, but if you are compelled, the suggested care package items are:

 Holiday decorations

Toiletries (for women too)

Beef jerky


Non-chocolate candy (chocolate rarely survives the shipping process) Games (cards, Uno, old school stuff) Used video games (they have a variety on consoles onboard) Used movies (DVD’s) Books Cards (especially from kids) Tuna packets Seeds (sunflower in shells and other) Girl Scout cookies Energy Bars Peanut Butter Fruit snacks Goldfish crackers Store bought snacks Stocking stuffer type small gifts All the other usual care package items....

 I recommend using flat rate boxes to reduce shipping costs or send something via Amazon Prime.

Please send me a private message on here if you would like the address to send a package.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 6, 2018 at 2:20pm

Crew of Bush honor George HW Bush with "Thousand Points of Light Tribute":

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 6, 2018 at 2:16pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 6, 2018 at 2:09pm


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