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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 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 kjkooz on May 20, 2013 at 7:09pm

We found a good deal on a house on the windward side in Kailua - steps from the beach... getting so excited to see those awesome sailors!!

Comment by Dee on May 17, 2013 at 9:44am

anyone know of hotel stay around the base? not cheap but good? or on the beach lol

we are staying some of the time at the hale koa but not the whole trip 

Comment by d0shir01 on May 7, 2013 at 8:26am

Good luck sailor.  Thank you for your service...


Comment by fnieves4 on May 6, 2013 at 9:33pm

My first Ship... Im looking forward to joining her.

Comment by d0shir01 on May 1, 2013 at 9:35am

You will love Hawaii.  It is so beautiful and relaxing.  There is always a breeze blowing and it is not hot or humid.  I would love to go back and stay for another vacation.  My favorite vacation so far. 

Comment by Jennifer on April 29, 2013 at 4:25pm

Thank you.  My son is so excited about going.  He has been in for over a year and a half and is so happy to finally be finishing with school and getting stationed somewhere.  He is looking forward to the surfing and beaches.  I am looking forward to visiting :)

Comment by d0shir01 on April 29, 2013 at 11:22am

My sailor rented a house with several other sailors and it is really nice.  All open windows with breezes.  Not near the water, but a relaxing place to go after work.

Bought a new car this last year and is paying for it while deployed.  They all found a nice area to scuba dive too.  Just ask around, most locals know the best places. Good luck, hope your sailor finds a good place to stay.


Comment by Dee on April 28, 2013 at 12:00am

housing is horrible in Hawaii, my son has been there for 1 1/2 and still lives on the PH and been thru 2 cars.. good luck Jennifers son 


Comment by Jennifer on April 27, 2013 at 11:47pm

kjkooz, my son is looking forward to going.  he still has a little while before he has to be there, but he is excited about the beaches and scuba diving :)



Comment by kjkooz on April 27, 2013 at 1:03pm

Jennifer - It's a great ship! My sailor joined the ship (also right out of C school) in December and has had a great time. After a month or so - he even stopped hitting his head and shins on everything ;-)


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