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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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Comment by Mommacat on May 11, 2010 at 9:26pm
Well, I sure was happy to get a quick phone call today! Hope all your sailors are doing well and glad to be back in for a bit!
Comment by Mommacat on May 10, 2010 at 8:25pm
What's her job, Rita?
Hope all of you got to hear from your sailor yesterday.
Comment by Mommacat on April 27, 2010 at 9:09pm
What is your son's rate? I wonder if the guys know each's not that big of a crew.

I enjoy chatting with you, too!

Yes, I am SO glad the dog isn't in heat that often!! It will be Rosie's one and only!!

I think that the whole crew have been trained in firefighting. During WWII, the Navy got wise and decided it would be good if the whole gang knew what to do in an emergency, instead of only DC guys. Lost too many crew members when there were fires. My sailor is a GSM. He really loved being in Scotland and was hoping one of his buddies and he could see a little more some time.

I laughed when you said you thought they could share more, cause that is what I was telling my hubby the other night. Sometimes I know more from here! And I am SO glad your hubby can dig stuff up!!! It really truly made my day to look at those pictures. Have you been on the Barry website? There are some new pics on the family area that went up last Friday.
Comment by Mommacat on April 24, 2010 at 7:39pm
Aw, Marcia. Now I want to give you a BIG thank you and a BIG ((((((((((HUG)))))))))!!!!! I just went to the links and it did my heart good. We get so little news of what they are doing, and that helped a LOT. I feel so disconnected from my sailor sometimes. That made me feel a little bit closer. So thankyou thankyou.
Comment by Mommacat on April 24, 2010 at 7:15pm
Hi, Marcia. So glad the dog is working out! Things have calmed here, too. No more pooch in heat!!
Are you ladies hearing from your sailors? HOpe y'all are surviving!
Thanx for the links, Marcia.
Comment by Mommacat on April 6, 2010 at 7:36pm
Oh, Marcia! I am cracking up! We adopted a stray Lab and, guess what? She is in heat! My DH had this great idea to not have her spayed and how great it would be to have puppies. Now he's complaining about the mess.Grrrr. At least we don't have a daddywannabe in the house, too LOL. I can totally relate to the insanity. My mom thinks I thrive on the stimulation ;-). I think she may be right. I have to keep busy.

Yeah, I figured the same thing about the whole Navy deal just being better now that they are doing something. But CJ answers my e-mails, and some of his have even been more than a sentence!
Comment by Mommacat on April 6, 2010 at 12:12pm
How's everyone doing? How are you keeping in touch? CJ and I are doing Navy e-mail. It has made me a faithful checker of electronic mail! That's new for me! Marcia, hope all's still well with the pets.
Ladies, hope all your sailors are enjoying being underway and much busier. Happy Spring!
Comment by Mommacat on March 21, 2010 at 2:40pm
Happy Spring! Hard to believe here-we are celebrating with 7" of snow. You'd think we live at the North Pole!
Marcia, glad it's going better with the dog. It our cats awhile when we adopted our little stray lab, but now they let her give them baths, including the cat that will be 17 this summer! At least Rosie just lays under my chair when I am on the pc! Sorry your son's won't do that for you. Teri, happy day to Boo from me, too. Glad they gave him a party. At least he won't have a hangover LOL. Did you have an OK day? Days like that we really miss them, don't we? I hope my other five don't think I wouldn't be as sappy about them, too. These kids just have so much of our hearts.
Are you guys using Skype? I am finding out that CJ can write actual e-mail. Thank God for all our technology.
Comment by Mommacat on March 19, 2010 at 8:57pm
Marcia, how is the dog fitting in? Hope all is well with you ladies. I'm doing okay. Amazing how often I can check my pokey e-mail in a day when I think I might have a message from my sailor.
Comment by Mommacat on March 17, 2010 at 11:02pm
Anybody else need a tissue?

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