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Navy Yard Pearl Harbor was officially established on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu by the U.S. Navy on May 13, 1908 as a mid-Pacific coaling and repair station. Military facilities on the islands of Hawaii have proven to be vital for the defense of the United States and its interests.  Hawaii‘s strategic location is a vital waypoint and defensive outpost between the U.S. mainland and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Shipyard has continuously improved from its modest creation as a coaling and repair station into a world-class Navy complex; these changes reflect the importance the Shipyard has to the U.S. Navy and the global influence of the region. The capabilities provided by the Shipyard enable the U.S. Navy to secure sea lanes of communication and commerce, effectively projecting power across the expansive Pacific and Indian oceans.

Generations of Shipyard workers have witnessed war, conflict, and evolving global interests from this critical geographic vantage point. Our men and women strengthened our nation’s rise from an historic attack on their homeland to provide pivotal support and a hard-fought victory in World War II, earning the motto “We Keep Them Fit to Fight!” Shipyarders also supported the Fleet in the Korea conflict, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War, in combat operations in support of ground Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in a myriad of international affairs today. Paralleling these historic milestones, the Shipyard supported the seafaring transition from sail to steam to nuclear power, and helped our Navy progress from the industrial revolution to today's cutting-edge information-technology domain.

Today, the nation reaffirms the Asia-Pacific region as central to global economic development and geopolitical stability in the twenty-first century. The National Leaders and Secretary of Defense pursue a strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, and the United States military continues to increase its role in cooperative security efforts and concentrate its operational focus on the area. These re-balancing actions thrust Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard into a leading support role as the Navy relocates 60% of its Forces to the Pacific.

The men and women of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNS) continue the resilient lineage of Shipyarders who have given their blood, sweat and determination in defense of our nation. They are dedicated professionals who repair, maintain and modernize the U.S. Pacific Fleet, while they contribute to the economic and social well-being of the State of Hawaii. They share values of Honor, Courage, Commitment and Aloha. And while our nation’s defense budget remains constrained and regional interests intensify, PHNS endeavors for our “No Ka ‘Oi (The Best)” Shipyard to be recognized as the superior maintenance provider in the Pacific.

As our nation’s largest, most comprehensive Fleet repair and maintenance facility (which includes the designation of being a Regional Maintenance Center) between the U.S. West Coast and the Far East, we will continue to build upon our time-tested foundation. We will provide a capable, ready and “Fit to Fight” Fleet, as one of our nation’s leading strategic assets in the Asia-Pacific Theatre.

Our people are our strength, dedicated and committed to DEFEND OUR NATION. Every person, every day, contributes to fleet readiness.

Our actions as an organization align with the needs of the Navy, and reflect the principles and disciplines of a Learning Organization. 

Our personal and professional behavior embraces the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment, and personifies the sense of pride and spirit of "aloha" of the great state of Hawaii.

Our diversity is a force multiplier.

Our shipyard is a safe, professional work environment where everyone is valued, everyone is treated with respect and everyone contributes to the mission.

The principles of fairness are self-evident.

No Ka Oi - A Legacy of Leadership


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Burton Relieves Kalowsky at helm of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF
Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, Commander Naval Sea Systems Command, congratulates Capt. Jamie Kalowsky on Kalowsky's relief as commanding officer of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.  The 47th and new commanding officer, Capt. Greg Burton looks on.  The change of command took place in front of the Shipyard Headquarters Building on Friday, July 7, 2017.
July 10, 2017 - Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) welcomed Capt. Greg Burton as the 47th shipyard commander at a ceremony on Friday, July 7, 2017. Burton relieved Capt. Jamie Kalowsky, taking command of the largest industrial employer in the state of Hawaii and the largest ship repair facility between the U.S. West Coast and the Far East.

PHNSY & IMF Receives OSHA VPP Star Status
May 4, 2017 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) recently earned re-certification of its Voluntary Protection Program's (VPP) Star status from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) demonstrating that workforce safety continues to be a top priority at the shipyard.

VCNO visits Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF
Dec. 20, 2016 - The Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm Bill Moran, visited Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) on Dec. 15. The visit to the shipyard was part of a multi-day/multi-nation visit to the Pacific area of operations to examine various facets of the fleet, to include readiness and the escalation of work at PHNSY & IMF.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard helps remember USS Oklahoma
PEARL HARBOR, Hi. (Dec. 7, 2016) Seaman Rachel Johnson listens as former USS Maryland (BB-37) crew member and Pearl Harbor survivor Peter Nichols, share memories during the Dec. 7 USS Oklahoma Memorial Ceremony on Ford Island.  Seaman Johnson, assigned to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) was part of a detail which displayed photos tracking the salvage of USS Oklahoma following the attacks of Dec. 7, 1941.
Dec. 9, 2016 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – The legacies of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) and the battleship USS Oklahoma became linked on December 7, 1941, as shipyard workers were among the first responders to come to the aid of the stricken ship shortly after the onset of the attack on Pearl Harbor.


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A Message from VADM Moore, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), highlights the success, accomplishment, and contribution Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard provided to end WWII. It was recognized that Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard continues to stay committed to three characteristics that represent everything we do; coordination, competency, and professionalism. "On Wednesday [June 6, 2018] I had the honor of attending a Midway Day celebration over on Capitol Hill where we had four surviving members of Midway. Think about that! The first photo was taken with a gentleman who served on USS NAUTILIS, not the nuclear powered one. He did 14 combat patrols and had some fascinating stories about what it was like to have depth charges dropped on you. The second photo is of two gentleman who served on USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6)...note we are getting ready to sign a contract for USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-80)...and USS YORKTOWN (CV-5) - by the way he's wearing a YORKTOWN (CV-10) cap which was the second YORKTOWN after CV-5 was sunk at MIDWAY . The gentleman on ENTERPRISE told stories of being chased down the passageway by Bull Halsey. All the gentleman were in their 90's and were sharp as a tack. It was a true honor to be around them. It's important to remember our Naval Heritage because it provides context and focus to what we do here each and every day. The Battle of Midway occurred between 4-7 June 1942 some 76 years ago and is arguably the most important battle in our Navy's history. Strategists and scholars consider the engagement around Midway Island the singular engagement of World War II in the Pacific - sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers, one heavy cruiser, and destroying 248 aircraft. Barely six months after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Adm. Chester Nimitz's intel team learned of another attack, this time on the island of Midway - named due to its location roughly mid-way between North America and Asia. Adm. Nimitz saw this as an opportunity to surprise the Japanese Fleet and turn the tide in the Pacific. To win, we needed every available flattop in the Pacific Ocean to be manned and ready for combat operations. However, our aircraft carriers had sustained significant damage during the Battle of Coral Sea. USS YORKTOWN (CV 5) in particular was in bad shape, needing an estimated 90 days to repair. Adm. Nimitz gave Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard 72 HOURS to get YORKTOWN underway. Faced with a seemingly impossible task, more than 1,400 Pearl Harbor NSY (PHNSY & IMF) workers swarmed YORKTOWN, executed the most critical repairs and returned it to the fight. This past Friday, PEO Carriers hosted its annual Battle of Midway commemoration and had retired Navy Captain Jack Crawford speak. Captain Crawford reported aboard YORKTOWN the day before setting sail to meet the Imperial Japanese Fleet at Midway and he was asked how the shipyard was able to get the carrier back to sea. He said three words, coordination, competency, and professionalism. These same characteristics required today in everything we do." VADM Thomas J. Moore Naval Sea Systems Command, SEA 00
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