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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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For everyone who has a sailor or is a sailor aboard the destroyer Russell!

Location: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2021

Discussion Forum

Hi anyone there from the USS RUSSELL

Started by teddybear. Last reply by Stacy Aug 4, 2010. 6 Replies

Hello, I am trying to contact people who have a sailor on the USS RUSSELL DDG 59.  I am from New york and looking for people who are possibly in Hawaii or have a sailor aboard.Navy Mom TeddybearContinue

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You need to be a member of USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) to add comments!

Comment by Kristel2400 on March 29, 2021 at 11:31pm

Hey all! My son is currently deployed on the USS RUSSELL DDG59. I’m hoping to connect with others that have sailors on this ship. 

Comment by Labornurse on October 28, 2015 at 10:11pm
Try contacting the ombudsman for the ship. She can help you.
Comment by Maryellen on October 28, 2015 at 2:24pm

Does Anyone know how to get ahold of the Chaplain on the ship?

Comment by Labornurse on December 21, 2014 at 9:39pm
Hey RUSSELL moms, check this out. They Re great quality. I love the ones I ordered!!
Order before it's too late!
Comment by Lynda on December 6, 2013 at 9:49pm

Hi Labornurse - my son has been on this ship for one year now - was in Pearl and transfered with it to San Diego.  Welcome!

Comment by Labornurse on November 23, 2013 at 10:14pm
Hello Russell moms! I'm new to the group and my son is new to the Russell. Hoping to connect with other moms.
Comment by MamaMia on April 4, 2012 at 10:52pm

So bummed about the delay!

Comment by MamaMia on February 1, 2012 at 10:49pm

Hello, I have a on on board.  I also joined the Facebook page.  He's only been on the ship since November and somehow managed to get his photo on the website 4 times already.  It's so great that they post so many photos there. 

Comment by Lynda on December 26, 2011 at 12:31pm

wahoo - I talked to my son this morning . . . he loves this ship and his shipmates. Everything is going good and did you all see the CNN report on them helping an injured fisherman. 

Happy new year russell moms!!

Comment by jtoneonly (12/159) on October 2, 2011 at 12:21am

Hello all! My son is currently deployed on the USS Russell. It's his 1st deployment and I'm a nervous wreck. He seems to be handling it well though. I have heard from him a couple times. Would also like to share a press release I just read on line. I thought this was exciting!

U.S.S. Russell to Visit Gan, Maldives September 28-30, 2011

September 27, 2011

U.S.S. Russell (DDG 100), a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, will conduct a port call in Gan, September 28-30, 2011. The visit is a routine port visit and is intended to provide the Sailors of the U.S.S. Russell an opportunity for engagement with their Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) counterparts and for cultural exchange. 

This U.S. Navy port visit promotes peace and stability in the Western Pacific region, demonstrates the U.S. commitment to regional partners such as the Maldives, and fosters a growing relationship.  This strong relationship between the United States and the Maldives helps advance many common interests including mutual security, prosperity and the promotion of freedom. 

During the port call, the crew will spend time ashore learning about the people and culture of the Maldives.  The crew will share high tea with local Gan high school students and MNDF personnel will also participate in a culinary exchange with U.S. Navy Sailors, teaching them how to cook traditional Maldivian dishes.   

The last U.S. Navy ship to visit to the Maldives was the U.S.S. Higgins (DDG 76), also a guided missile destroyer, in February 2011. 

Members of the press are invited to cover U.S.S. Russell’s arrival and meet with crew on September 28, 2011.  Press is also invited to cover the crew’s tea with high school students and culinary exchange.  For further information please contact: 

Fathimath Nizam – Public Affairs Specialist, American Center Malé


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