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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

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 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 MaMa Fox on September 20, 2013 at 1:42pm

We are an Army...I mean Navy of 5!  I just sent my care package to my son!  Does anyone have a guestimate how long it takes for them to receive letters and packages?  This is our first deployment since he joined 1 year ago.

Comment by Steps on September 19, 2013 at 12:56pm

FANTASTIC!!! Now we are cooking with gas! LOL Just need to keep poking around here and before you know it, this will be the most active page!

Looked at the Facebook pics - wow, what an awesome ship and as for their test...they've already passed (speaking it into existence here...)!!!!

Comment by MaMa Fox on September 19, 2013 at 12:43pm

Good Morning Ladies!

I am so happy to see some Hopper Moms!  My son is a CTT, This is his first deployment and seems to like it a lot.  He too is taking his test soon...I'll be crossing fingers for all of them!

Comment by lkbmom245 on September 19, 2013 at 12:55am
I would love to join this group. My Sailor Girl will be at Pearl on Nov 12th to begin her journey on the Hopper. she is a newly "minted" FC3. She will graduate C school Oct 11th.
Comment by Steps on September 18, 2013 at 12:44pm

Nice to meet you Donna...I am Steps (nickname from my kids) and excited that someone responded so quickly. I have to say that I am not a "social media" type but thrilled to learn about this site.

My son is excited about being in Hawaii even though the weather is not that much different from Florida (okay, I'd rather be in Hawaii LOL) and is excited about active duty. Like you, I would also like to get to know the extended USS Hopper family!!! With a little coaxing we might get somewhere!

Have a wonderful day!!

Comment by Steps on September 17, 2013 at 12:46pm

Let's go USS Hopper family & friends!!!

Unless I am mistaken, it's been a long time since there was any activity here...Is there anybody out there? :) My son is new to the USS Hopper and I am definately proud!

What say you? How proud are you? Talk about what is happening, what will be happening? 

Comment by SJMiller753 SHIP 09 DIV 247 on October 27, 2012 at 11:30am

Good Morning!  My son leaves tomorrow to board The USS Hopper...His first duty station, we are very excited for him!  

Comment by JIC on August 12, 2012 at 3:54am

I know some of you may have heard and some may not but my son was in a boogie board accident recently and has a spinal cord injury.  I wanted to say thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for all of the amazing support and prayers from all the shipmates & the US Navy personnel who have continued to say prayers, stop by the hospital and visit, send my family text & Facebook messages, brought food and offered rides.  You truly are our family for life. We would not have gotten through the last week without all of them! God Bless all of them!

Comment by JIC on April 30, 2012 at 8:30pm

Thanks Angie for the list.  It certainly helps getting info from people who have been there.  I know are time will go by fast so I want to make the most of it.  I know we are going to the North Shore to do the shark cage tour.  I am really looking forward to the snorkeling as well. We may do a helicopter tour in Kauai & the Road to Hana in Maui. We have two days in Oahu so I don't know what we will all fit in.  It is very exciting planning.

Comment by JIC on April 28, 2012 at 9:58pm

Any must dos while we are there?  Obviously Pearl Harbor that goes without saying.


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