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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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Yokosuka, Japan Moms


Yokosuka, Japan Moms

This group was started for Moms who have a sailor in Yokosuka, Japan.

Members: 241
Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2022

Discussion Forum

Moving Off Base

Started by navysis030495 May 8, 2019. 0 Replies

need advise

Started by Alaska mom. Last reply by me2anavymom May 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Getting orders out of Japan

Started by purplegiraffe69. Last reply by Spokane Sailormom Aug 18, 2015. 2 Replies

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Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on September 25, 2020 at 7:49am

Amazon site says they ship to APO, FPO addresses, with some exceptions. Google amazon shipping to APO, FPO

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on September 25, 2020 at 7:38am

I have not sent an Amazon package. I send the large, flat rate, USPS box, as you get a discount (large only). The boxes have gotten smaller, but "if it fits, it ships".

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on September 25, 2020 at 7:35am

Good Morning! My son says for travel, he does not need a passport to come home,  just carry a copy of his leave, or current orders. However, he does need to get one for travel. He has a lot of opportunity to travel while in Japan! My son also suggests that he go the the passport office in PSD. He needs to call a head to see what he needs, but tell hime to get the SOFA stamp. That will enable him to go thru the Nationals line at airports. (My son thinks he will just need orders, but he can call to check.)  Tell him to learn as much Japanese as poss. I believe they have classes when they arrive, but the more he knows, the better he'll be able to travel, get around, eat... My son really enjoyed seeing most of Japan over his time there. He went to the various festivals around the country. Tell hime to get tix to the Olympics if he still can!

I also suggest you join the Japan Mom group here. More active, and very, very supportive.

Comment by WashingtonMom on September 23, 2020 at 12:30pm

I have another question.  My son is stationed at Yokosuka.  He will be coming home soon for leave.  I am wondering if he needs a passport for this? We are hearing mixed information. Because of COVID the only place open is the US Embassy in Tokyo. If he doesn't need one at this time when he gets home I will make sure he starts the process for a new one.

Thank you!

Comment by WashingtonMom on September 15, 2020 at 11:43am

Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom,

Have you sent a package from Amazon?  I tried entering in the zip but it says it is not valid?  I might just have to send him a package personally.

Thank you!

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on September 11, 2020 at 11:53pm

Hey WashingtonMom-My son just left Yokosuka. The zip I had for his work on base was 96349. I think takes about 3 weeks (or used to) to arrive. He should have the correct way to address the box. Email him to verify.

Comment by WashingtonMom on September 10, 2020 at 12:58pm

Hi everyone,

I am trying to send my son an Amazon care package.  He is on the Yokosuka base.  Amazon is asking for a zip code?  Do any of you know how I should address his care package?  Also, how long does it take to get to him?

Comment by Jack's Momma on June 19, 2019 at 11:54am

We are looking at getting a Financial and health POA for our son who will soon leave for Japan, can anyone tell me if he were to be medically incapacitated does the Navy  contact his next of kin?

Comment by PhillyMom on May 16, 2019 at 11:24am

I'm planning to taking a trip to see my son next year in April.  Does anyone have any info or recommendation? 

Comment by PhillyMom on February 26, 2019 at 11:35am

My soon the be corpsman will be headed to there in May.  I'm so excited for him


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