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OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Destroyer Moms (DDG)

Moms of Sailors serving on a destroyer

Members: 393
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

Description and List of all Destroyers in the Navy

Destroyers - DDG    Crew: 278 (24 officers)

Ships:

USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), Norfolk, VA  click here
USS BARRY (DDG 52), Norfolk, VA  click here
USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), San Diego, CA
USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), Yokosuka, Japan  click here
USS STOUT (DDG 55), Norfolk, VA
USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG 56), Yokosuka, Japan
USS MITSCHER (DDG 57), Norfolk, VA
USS LABOON (DDG 58), Norfolk, VA
USS RUSSELL (DDG 59), Pearl Harbor, HI

USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60), San Diego, CA
USS RAMAGE (DDG 61), Norfolk, VA click here
USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62), Yokosuka, Japan
USS STETHEM (DDG 63), Yokosuka, Japan click here
USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Mayport, FL
USS BENFOLD (DDG 65), San Diego, CA
USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), Norfolk, VA
USS COLE (DDG 67), Norfolk, VA cllick here
USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68), Mayport, FL
USS MILIUS (DDG 69), San Diego, CA

USS HOPPER (DDG 70), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS ROSS (DDG 71), Norfolk, VA
USS MAHAN (DDG 72), Norfolk, VA
USS DECATUR (DDG 73), San Diego, CA
USS McFAUL (DDG 74), Norfolk, VA
USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75), Norfolk, VA
USS HIGGINS (DDG 76), San Diego, CA
USS O'KANE (DDG 77), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS PORTER (DDG 78), Norfolk, VA
USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79), Norfolk, VA

USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80), Mayport, FL click here
USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81), Norfolk, VA
USS LASSEN (DDG 82), Yokosuka, Japan
USS HOWARD (DDG 83), San Diego, CA
USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), Norfolk, VA
USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85), San Diego, CA
USS SHOUP (DDG 86), Everett, WA
USS MASON (DDG 87), Norfolk, VA
USS PREBLE (DDG 88), San Diego, CA
USS MUSTIN (DDG 89), Yokosuka, Japan

USS CHAFEE (DDG 90), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91), San Diego, CA
USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), San Diego, CA
USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93), Pearl Harbor, HI click here
USS NITZE (DDG 94), Norfolk, VA
USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95), Norfolk, VA
USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96), Norfolk, VA
USS HALSEY (DDG 97), San Diego, CA
USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98), Norfolk, VA  click here
USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), Mayport, FL

USS KIDD (DDG 100), San Diego, CA
USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101), San Diego, CA 
USS SAMPSON (DDG 102), San Diego, CA
USS TRUXTUN (DDG 103), Norfolk, VA
USS STERETT (DDG 104), San Diego, CA
USS DEWEY (DDG 105), San Diego, CA
USS STOCKDALE (DDG 106), San Diego, CA
USS GRAVELY (DDG 107)
USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108)
USS JASON DUNHAM (DDG 109)
USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110)
USS SPRUANCE (DDG 111)  

USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000), San Diego, CA click here

OPSEC Points:
Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases.
Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions.
Don’t discuss current or future dates and times of exercises or missions.
Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers.
Don’t discuss specific training equipment.
Don’t discuss people’s names and operations.
Don’t speculate about current or future operations.

Discussion Forum

New Destroyer - DDG1000

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by miss deb Aug 27, 2015. 1 Reply

Great Intro To Destroyers

Started by CryptoDad. Last reply by Mimi Aug 6, 2015. 3 Replies

Underway.....

Started by shermur (ship 12 div 121). Last reply by Ingrid Jul 8, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Ima 21 hours ago

Hi DDG Moms, 

It looks like my Sailor is going to be heading off to Spain!!!  are there any other DDG 78  (USS Porter) Moms out there??? I'd love to get some advice.

Thanks in advance!!!

Comment by Bandmom on August 8, 2018 at 10:52am

To all the moms with deployed sons.  One thing I have not seen mentioned for care packages is Jolly Ranchers.  When my son was in Drum Corp, Jolly Ranchers was as good as money.  Everytime we would send a package, or get to see him compete, we would take the largest bag of Jolly Ranchers that we could find.

Comment by Georgia Girl on July 26, 2018 at 10:21pm

Remember that the packages will take longer sometimes.  I sent a package on my son’s last deployment and it took a little over a month before it showed up!  He had already returned to San Diego when it caught up to him.  I agree with NavyMarineMom55 that you send essentials in the first box.  They do run out of things in the ship store.  He always asks for K-cups for their coffee maker, Mios, tuna packs, nuts, dried fruits, jerky, gum, candy that won’t melt, etc.  Every deployment I order a 5-pound bag of pistachios from Fiddyment Farms in California for all the guys in his workspace.  They go fast!  I also put little notes in the box.  Have fun with it near holidays.

Comment by MalsMom on July 26, 2018 at 7:02pm

Thanks for the info!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on July 26, 2018 at 4:25pm

Hi Ladies - the Care Package group will give you some good ideas - here's the link to join:

http://navyformoms.ning.com/group/carepackageideas

Comment by navymarinemom55 on July 26, 2018 at 4:06pm

I would send packages twice a month.

The first one would be essentials, the second one would be of his favorite things.

I always sent extra for those that never received any packages.

Also on Holidays have all your family members send a card to them (all Holiday's Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.)

Comment by Ms. Ann on July 26, 2018 at 4:03pm

Thanks Bandmon! I just saw your message from July 6.

Comment by Ms. Ann on July 26, 2018 at 4:00pm

That's a good question. This is my son's first deployment as well. I just bought some things to send another package. I'm running out of ideas lol. Like you I would love for him to get a package whenever they deliver mail. I saw the pictures of the delivery on the Facebook page. I was happy that finally he got the package.

Comment by MalsMom on July 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

Hi All!

My daughter is currently on her first deployment.  For all you Navy Moms who have experience with this, how often did you send care packages?  I want to make sure she has something every time they have a delivery.

Thanks!

Comment by Bandmom on July 6, 2018 at 6:29pm

Ms Ann, Please hang in there.  My sailor has not yet had a long deployment, that is coming in October.  He is so excited and anxious to finally be deployed.  I just keep telling myself that he is where God wants him to be.  I listen to the excitement in his voice, and I put all my fears in God's hands.  Bless you and keep in touch.

 

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