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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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 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 HuffyMom23 on February 27, 2016 at 12:29pm

tatmom4rc - Where can I find the link for the photos?  My son sent me some photos of scenic things, but I would like to see more.  I have read about the ombudsman, but not sure really what that person is besides the contact, correct? 

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on February 23, 2016 at 11:24pm

There is another link that sometimes items are posted to it via the ombudsman.  Like photos when they just went through the Canal and leaving San Diego last week.  What does your sailor do on the Barry mtnmom?  My son is in sonar but is currently working on a tiger team for a few days.


Comment by HuffyMom23 on February 23, 2016 at 8:26pm

Welcome mtnmom.  My son has been on the Barry for about 2 years.  This is a very quiet group.  ha 

Comment by mtnmom on February 23, 2016 at 5:41pm

Hi there,

I just joined this group, my son just joined the Barry last week.  He was on the Lassen.  Just dropping by to say hi.

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on October 11, 2015 at 6:26pm

sorry for the delay in answering, but the underway is not scheduled until the beginning of the week.

Comment by HuffyMom23 on October 11, 2015 at 12:00pm

Does anyone know if the Barry is underway right now? 

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on October 28, 2014 at 4:25pm

yes I do.  My son.  You are correct. there isn't anything special when they come and go for drills or system tests and things.  I just wish that I had gone to see him when he came back from his first deployment.  Based on the Barry getting a new home port see I may not get a chance.

Comment by HuffyMom23 on October 27, 2014 at 7:23pm

 tatmom4rc- Since this is my sons first time out, I am not sure.  But I am going to guess that it is not treated like anything special.  Do you have a son or daughter on the ship?

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on October 27, 2014 at 12:50pm

Sorry Huffy Mom I don't have any advice, but perhaps you can help me.  You probably know the Barry is due back soon and I was wondering when they are out at sea and they aren't deployed to a combat zone do they still go through all the steps of an incoming ship with them standing along the sides, family on the pier, etc. or is it more low key?  I want to visit at one of their return times but would like it to be similar to the stories that I've read about their coming home to family scenarios. I hope this makes sense.

Comment by HuffyMom23 on October 26, 2014 at 4:14pm

Our son was asked a few months back to be part of a burial at sea while they are out.  I feel really proud of him for being asked this.  I have a few uncles who were buried at sea and at least one of my brothers wants to be buried at sea.  I really hope we can at least get some kind of picture of him during this ceremony.  Does anyone know if they do a video or take pictures that family can have of the sailors?  I know the family of the person being buried most likely gets something, but I wasn't sure if that would be available to other people. 


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