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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 Hopper & Hawaii Sailors


USS Hopper & Hawaii Sailors

For families and friends of sailors aboard the USS Hopper or stationed in Hawaii

Members: 49
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2018

Discussion Forum

USS Hopper Ship 003 Division 001

Started by purchasst Oct 29, 2015. 0 Replies

Holiday Care Package for Hawaii Sailor

Started by CaroleW (Dylan's Mom) S:11 D:275. Last reply by tatamus Sep 27, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Dominicks Mom on November 24, 2013 at 9:58am

Your package will be send to the ship! OH! And make sure you add SR before his name if he's a Seaman recruit (SR)

Comment by Dominicks Mom on November 24, 2013 at 9:55am

(Your sons name)



FPO AP 96667-1289

Comment by Hawaii Mom on November 24, 2013 at 7:27am
Aloha! My son is on the Hopper. He's new to the Navy. We live in Hawaii, but have not heard from him since he deployed two months ago. We have boxes of local snacks and his birthday and Christmas gifts to send, but don't have the address. Do you have the mailing address
Comment by Mary-Ryan's Mom on November 19, 2013 at 11:15am
I would love to follow your Facebook group for Hopper moms. Let me know how to do that please. I seem to be handling this deployment much better than last time. I've seen more pictures posted of my son & that helps so much to see him enjoy what he is doing. Happy Thanksgiving to your family!
Comment by Steps on November 5, 2013 at 9:42am

Good morning All!!!


I have been away for awhile but back! Hope all is well and everyone is getting ready for the holidays! This is the first Thanksgiving and Christmas absent my son :( ! I'm sad but know that he is having a great experience...

Is anyone going to Hawaii for the holidays?


Comment by Denise A on October 7, 2013 at 9:41pm
Yes she is she joined end of July ...she's a OS (operation specialist) lol that's what she called it too. Her birthday is on the 20 will her box get there by then if it's mailed tomorrow?
Comment by Denise A on October 7, 2013 at 12:21pm
That's great I've gotten emails from Lauren from the ship or calls in port but the service isn't that good. She loved the last port also! I missed her call the other morning it was 130am my time my phone was dead. But that's when she's typically called me. She has kitchen duty for the next 87 days she said. She's definitely more positive now though she was having a hard time adjusting before.
Comment by Mary-Ryan's Mom on October 7, 2013 at 11:01am
I FINALLY talked to Ryan on FB last night. It was so good to get that confirmation that he's ok. He said they were settling into a routine & that he liked their last port a lot. He's looking forward to the next one. I made a deal with him when he joined the Navy that each new port--I would get a gift or keepsake. He did really well this time! Just thought you'd all like to know things seem to be going well. The time difference makes it hard for them to communicate.
Comment by Steps on September 25, 2013 at 12:22pm

Good afternoon everyone!!

Catching up on the reading here and have a few questions.

I want to send a care package but where do I send it and what is the protocol? How long does a package to get to Hawaii/Ship?

Hope all is well with the Hopper Moms :)


Comment by Mary-Ryan's Mom on September 21, 2013 at 9:26am
Hi again! It's Mary-Ryan's mom. It's been quite awhile for me to be on here; but I'm so happy to see it active again. This is Ryan's 2nd deployment--so I am doing much better this time around. I guess I will have to get a package off to him soon too. You all are on top of things! Ryan is an STG2--sonar. I know he feels much more confident this time around. It will be a long I am sure I will be following this site & making new friends. Holidays & birthdays are hard without our sailors; but we have to remember they have a job to do & tell them how proud we are of them.

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