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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 Lacybee on October 13, 2013 at 5:39pm
I would also like to be inboxed if i could about a return date? Please & thank you!
Comment by JanetAZ on October 10, 2013 at 1:45pm

Hi, I don't have exact but have good guesstimate - will inbox you.  It takes 2 weeks to get back, so I think when they actually leave, we will hear from them more, not sure.

Comment by mumu4us on October 10, 2013 at 1:38pm

Hello all, does anyone know exact date of Barry's arrival? If you could inbox me it would be very helpful..Thanks ~God Bless USN

Comment by JanetAZ on October 1, 2013 at 10:09am

Hi Cathy, you don't need rank and division for Navy.  Only the Sailor's name and ship info.    

Sailor's Name


FPO AE 09565-1270

SpiritLakeMom, we sent goodies (non-melting things like peanuts, skittles, goldfish crackers), crossword puzzle books, magazines.  

I also heard late November, haven't heard anything from our stepson in a couple of weeks now. 

Comment by Cathy D on September 30, 2013 at 11:01pm
I sent a letter last week, but was unsure of the rank and division. My son arrived on the Barry on the 18th and did not send any information. I would like to send him a package. Can anyone tell me how to find rand and division. I'm not sure if he received the letter, but am anxious to send him a package. My heart goes out to all of you who have had to endure such a long deployment. I am having a hard time to adjusting to the lack of communication after only 12 days.
Comment by judymg on September 30, 2013 at 10:40pm

Hi SpiritLake; I always had trouble getting on the family web page. There was a weekly letter going out and my son just started forwarding it to me whenever it came out but I haven't received one in a while. I never know what to send or what they need so I just end up sending what every mom probably does.....a box of goodies. :) I figure, if he doesn't eat them he can share with the rest. The packages and letter usually take a couple of weeks.

Wow....I'm really not liking the sound of this November return date. That really sucks!

Comment by SpiritLakeMom on September 29, 2013 at 1:47am

What kinds of items do you recommend sending in a package? Are letters faster than packages or do they both take a long time?

Comment by SpiritLakeMom on September 29, 2013 at 1:43am

Has anyone tried to get on the family web page for the USS Barry. We found the site but it won't connect us to the page to sign up for a new registration.

Comment by Navywife1026 on September 26, 2013 at 9:55pm
Navymom58 where did you hear about Nov?? My husband is on the Barry too and I am desperate for any info on a homecoming! :) thanks
Comment by Navymom58 on September 26, 2013 at 7:31pm

I just found this group, my son is curenly TDY on the Uss Barry.  He is attached the the Uss William which just returned in Nov 2012 from an 8 month outing; he was home only a 4 months and now is out with the Barry.  Last I heard it is now going to be at least Nov till he gets back.  He has made a life out of the Navy but this has been very tuff on his wife and kids.  I just want to say how proud I am of him and all of your service members.  I saw a bumper sticker that said hero don't wear cowboy hats they wear Dog Tags  which is so true.  I have to say I think some times the real hero's are the wives, kids and girlfriends back home. 


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