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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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: 371
Latest Activity: Nov 5


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

Started by SoCal_Sailor_Dad. Last reply by WWIV Apr 21, 2017. 2 Replies

Shoeboxes for Sailors

Started by RockportNavyMom. Last reply by lbimom Mar 3, 2017. 4 Replies

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


You need to be a member of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to add comments!

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

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

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 6, 2018 at 1:59pm

Such a moving picture.

Comment by John and Yvonne on November 29, 2018 at 10:48am

Hello Nikki.

How is your son doing? Is he enjoying Navy life? :) I was just wondering if your son is interested in coming over on the weekends. We have another sailor who comes over who is also on the Bush. Let us know and we can pm you our cell #. Have a great day!

Yvonne and John

Comment by John and Yvonne on May 23, 2018 at 6:19pm


When he gets here  we can pm you our cell # or if he would feel better if we contacted him, with his permission you could give us his cell #. /either way is fine. 

Yvonne and John

Comment by NikkiKL on May 22, 2018 at 7:23pm

Hi John and Yvonne,

Thanks for the reply. My son will be in Norfolk in a few weeks so I will let him know about your kind invitation. Thank you so much!


Comment by John and Yvonne on May 22, 2018 at 1:19pm


I just looked and if you go to FB, and type in USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH CVN 77 , their page comes up. It gives information about the ship, but I didn't see any comments by Moms. Hope that helps!



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