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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 Paul Hamilton DDG-60


USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60

Location: Pearl
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Mar 12

Discussion Forum


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Comment by JSNAVYDD on January 5, 2011 at 9:12pm
Hello ladies. My son, Josh, has finished A school has recieved his orders.  He is to be on USS Paul Hamilton DDG60.  I do not know about the ship nor the rules. How will we communicate?  I see e-mail is the best.  I don't know about the navy e-mail?  How does he call?  I was told to get him a to go phone and calling card is this correct?  All information any of you can give me will be so nice.  thank you
Comment by Elaine E. on January 4, 2011 at 12:47pm
Yay!  We heard from our son this morning.  Hope you all get a call soon.  I guess soon they will be "gone" for awhile.  Definitely have to communicate only via e-mail--their navy e-mail address, evidently.  Have a great day!
Comment by Elaine E. on December 6, 2010 at 2:19pm
Greetings! Our son flew into Honolulu last Tuesday right after the ship left port! He is going to be flown out to the ship this Thursday. We packed a few Christmas gifts in his bag but would like to send more. Do you have any idea if/how that is possible? He is our second son in the Navy, but this ship deal is new for us. Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to "meeting" all of you! :)
Comment by HoustonTXMom on July 19, 2010 at 11:18am
I saw this exciting story on-line and thought of the USS Hamilton although I don't think that the Hamilton is part of it. Our son said that during the week of the fourth of July there were many foreign ships in port and he toured several of them.
Here's the article from the internet:
Story Number: NNS100708-18

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- A total of 32 ships and five submarines from seven nations departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) July 6-7 to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 in the Pacific Ocean.

As the ships departed JBPHH, the exercise kicked off operational Phase II of the three-phase event.

Phase II began July 6 and continues until July 24. This portion includes live fire gunnery and missile exercises, maritime interdiction and vessel boardings, anti-surface warfare, undersea warfare, naval maneuvers and air defense exercises.

Participants will collaborate in explosive ordnance disposal, diving and salvage operations, mine clearance operations and amphibious operations during Phase II.

"This is the largest RIMPAC that we've had," said Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. "This exercise clearly focuses on maritime domain awareness, dealing with expanded military operations across the complete spectrum of warfare."

The RIMPAC exercises will test the participating nations' capabilities to work together and strengthen their ability to communicate and operate in simulated maritime scenarios.

RIMPAC will conclude July 25 with tactical Phase III, involving scenario-driven exercises designed to further strengthen maritime skills and capabilities.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet-event includes participating units and personnel from Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and the United States.

RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational maritime exercise, with more than 20,000 personnel participating in this year's event in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise is themed "Combined Agility, Synergy and Support," and marks the 22nd exercise in the series that originated in 1971.
Comment by HoustonTXMom on July 19, 2010 at 10:29am
I heard that the fireworks on the 4th were best seen from the ship's deck. Our son said they were tremendous! Has anyone heard from their son since the 4th? Are they out in the RIMPAC training?
Comment by HoustonTXMom on July 5, 2010 at 4:16pm
Has anyone heard from their sons about Pearl Harbor's 4th celebration? I saw on the website that a massive fireworks display was scheduled yesterday along with many on base activities?
Comment by HoustonTXMom on July 1, 2010 at 11:21pm
Thanks Julie....I'll keep sharing whatever I can, too. This is a such a great site.
Comment by HoustonTXMom on June 25, 2010 at 1:32pm
Our son is headed to USS Hamilton next week. I'd love to hear about what life is like on this ship -- do they eat and sleep onboard? I understand that it is in port -- will it go out on training runs or will it be in port for an extended period? Is there internet connection?

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