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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60


USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60

Location: Pearl
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Mar 12

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Comment by mom0717 on October 1, 2015 at 7:37pm

wow Christine Proud Son of ET..sounds like your son has been waiting for a while to find out about his orders. glad to hear things are finally falling into place for him:) my son has been in the Navy for almost 3 years. SD and Hawaii sound nice !!   

Comment by pamelau1970 on October 1, 2015 at 7:17pm
We are all the way on the east coast so I'm hoping his next rotation is a little closer!
Comment by pamelau1970 on October 1, 2015 at 7:14pm
Thanks Dee! He is planning to get a house with another officer but I can't recall where. Hopefully near that hotel! Christine Proud Son of ET it is nice they get to experience both SD and Pearl!
Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on October 1, 2015 at 7:10pm

Dee...thanks so much for the recommendation.  We definitely want to try and make a trip out there.  I love Hawaii!

Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on October 1, 2015 at 7:08pm

Hi son feels the same way about the swap.  All of his orders had included SD but after so many issues they gave him a small stint in Hawaii.  How awesome is that! :)  

Comment by Dee on October 1, 2015 at 7:03pm

My son is no longer on the USS  Paul Ham... but we did get to visit Hawaii twice.. when visiting please have your son or daughter check in to getting you a hotel room at Hale Koa its all military and a  beautful place to stay in middle of waikiik

Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on October 1, 2015 at 6:59pm

Oops! My son's PIR was 07/2014..not 2015. :)

Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on October 1, 2015 at 6:59pm

Hi son's PIR was in 7/2015...he graduated A school at the end of March  but due to numerous changes in his orders he didn't start C school until July.  He came home for 2 weeks before C school. He graduates on Monday.  We aren't sure if he will be on hold, given another C school in SD or sent to Hawaii after graduation on Monday.  I think he finds out this week.  He isn't due to the Paul Hamilton until later this month but after long periods of hold, etc. he is very eager to get to the ship.  My son is an ET.  What rate is your son?

Comment by pamelau1970 on October 1, 2015 at 6:56pm
My son arrived in SD in June. He loves it there so the home port change was ok with him. He'll have just about 6 months in Pearl Harbor and I'm hoping to be able to visit!
Comment by mom0717 on October 1, 2015 at 6:53pm

hi Christine proud son of ET and son is not In SD yet . he is scheduled to take 2 months of classes then move to either Hawaii or san diego  


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