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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 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 Truxtun DDG 103


USS Truxtun DDG 103

For anyone with a sailor aboard the USS Truxtun stationed in Norfolk.

Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2022

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Comment by LindaB on June 10, 2014 at 8:58am
It is FPO:

Sailor's rank and name
Department, (i.E., Executive Dept., etc., if you know it)
USS Truxtun DDG 103
APO-AE 09588-1309

I have sent packages about every two weeks,and my son has received them all.
Comment by Ginnysue on June 10, 2014 at 8:48am
The address I was given had FPO, not APO. Confused again! This was the ombudsman also. Help?
Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on June 10, 2014 at 5:58am

Rate Last name, F Name

Job, Dept


APO, AE 09588-1309

Comment by acgi mom on June 10, 2014 at 2:49am

Can someone give me the correct FPO address. My son gave me one zip code and the ombudsman gave me another.  Thanks

Comment by Ginnysue on June 9, 2014 at 5:02pm
Thank you, Chris. I feel a lot better about it now. One of the things we sent was deer jerky, vacuum sealed. I told my son to make sure it wasn't rancid before he ate it, but he said he would eat it anyway also :0). I know they are not starving him, but they just love a taste of home! Thanks again!
Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on June 9, 2014 at 4:54pm

Hey Ginnysue, the tracking only goes as far as the post office before the pkg leaves the US as I understand. Yes, it can take 6 weeks, my son has received them anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks, so it just depends when it hits the location that is delivered to the ship by chopper. The cookies I made were, of course, in the 6week box, so they were so dried out. (But he said they still ate them!)

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on June 9, 2014 at 4:51pm

Comment by Ginnysue on June 9, 2014 at 3:17pm
Is it common for a package to take four weeks plus to be delivered? I looked up a tracking# for a package I sent May 12, and the last info they had was that it left Chicago on the fifteenth?that doesn't tell me anything! My son still hasn't received it. Thank you
Comment by LindaB on May 29, 2014 at 10:30am
If you didn't get what you need, you can try me.
email is
Comment by Ellen on May 28, 2014 at 8:20pm

Or email


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