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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 Barry

Site for Families with Sailors on the USS Barry

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2017

Do you have a Sailor on the USS Barry?

My son just met up with the Barry a couple of days ago. I haven't seen anyone else say whether or not their Sailor was on the Barry, so upon the advise a good N4M friend, I decided to start a group! Hope there's more Mom's out there that their Sailors call the Barry 'home'.

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You need to be a member of USS Barry to add comments!

Comment by Izzygirl on November 25, 2017 at 1:29pm

My son was previously assigned to the USS Fitzgerald but since the accident, he is now assigned to the USS Barry.  I am quite nervous as the 7th fleet has had a rough year.   


Comment by rosie on April 9, 2017 at 2:58pm

re hi all

my son used to be on the barry. He is a veteran now. Still I feel so attached to the barry family that I like to check in here every once in awhile to say hello to all and thanks to the families of those who still serve :)

Comment by Jenn..CRB'sMom on January 31, 2017 at 9:54pm

Hello everyone I am new to this group and my son has just been assigned to the Barry. This is his first deployment. When can I expect to hear from him for the first time? Thank you for any information.

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on April 11, 2016 at 3:32pm

Poke'MOM sorry to hear about your son's classmate.  It must be a hard time for everyone.  Praying for the best for your son and the families and loved ones.

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on April 11, 2016 at 3:28pm

My son is returning back to the states in a couple of days.  He will be out of the Navy by the 19th and returning home.  He is on his second deployment on the Barry.

Comment by JanetAZ on April 11, 2016 at 3:05pm

My stepson, Nolan, is getting out of the Navy this week. Four years went by fast.  They'll be flying him to the States this week :)  He is on 2nd deployment on Barry.

Comment by Poke'MOM on April 11, 2016 at 2:55pm

Hi Huffy Mom23 - My son Graduated BC jan 2015.  I miss him like crazy right now.  One of his classmates was killed in an auto accident over the weekend, so I know he's missing home right now as well...poor guy!

Hope your boys are doin ok!!

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on March 16, 2016 at 11:15pm

My son is a sonar tech.  He currently is taking a week of leave in Japan as he was due almost two months of leave.  He has been in the Navy almost four years.  The whole time on the Barry.

Comment by HuffyMom23 on March 16, 2016 at 9:01pm

Poke'MOM - Is a machinist mate in the engineering dept?  My son emailed me yesterday too.  But he was wanting some information for his thrift saving account. ha  I answered him, but have not heard back again.  Maybe he has duty today.  He said he was going to try and find some WiFi so he can call us.  How long has your son been in the Navy?

Comment by Poke'MOM on March 16, 2016 at 4:35pm

My son is also on Barry.  Any advice you can give me on the ombudsman I would appreciate.  I know what it is, just dont know who it is...  How are your sailors doing so far in Japan?  My son is a machinist mate, messaged me last night and said he was tired, he just played soccer.  :)


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