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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 judymg on August 27, 2013 at 7:03pm

Praying for all the sailors on the USS Barry and all the ships in the Mediterranean fleet.


Comment by judymg on July 28, 2013 at 9:23pm

Hello and welcome. No one is told where or when they'll port until after the fact. 

Comment by kat09-88Texas on July 26, 2013 at 11:17am
Hello my son just got on the Barry this week, dose anyone if they port yet and where
Comment by tygerh on April 30, 2013 at 2:16pm

Hello everyone!  I haven't been on NavyforMoms in forever.  Iwas talking about how it helped me survive boot camp the other day and thought that I ought to check to see if there was a group for USS Barry.  I am happy to have found all of you.  I am from Texas and my son joined Barry in December after being in Pensacola for the past year and a half.  He is really enjoying the places he has gotten to see while he has been to sea!

Comment by judymg on March 21, 2013 at 11:07pm

Hi Christina;

My son is also an ET on the  USS Barry. I just sent a care package on the15th and used the same address as when he was in Norfolk. If you're not sure of the actual rank, I think using ET and last name, first name should be OK. I'm cusious to see how long it'll take to get there. Where was your boyfriend stationed before joining the USS Barry?

Comment by JanetAZ on March 20, 2013 at 8:10pm

For Navy, you just need the name, and Ship/FPO info for the USS Barry address provided in the link - there is no Unit.  If you don't know his designation, I am not sure what you put.  Maybe someone else on this knows (e.g. Sailor firstname lastname if you don't know?).

Comment by JanetAZ on March 20, 2013 at 6:42pm

Yes, FPO box goes to a central location where the military then gets it to the ship wherever it is at.  Here is information on the customs form you have you fill out (which you have to fill out even if they are back in US) but you pay domestic rates.

Comment by JanetAZ on March 20, 2013 at 6:22pm

Hi Christina, welcome!  Here is what I have.  I sent a package to my stepson while he was still in Norfolk.  Haven't tried one since they deployed - it will probably take awhile to get there.  The post office has the forms you have to fill out for FPO shipments.

Comment by JanetAZ on March 13, 2013 at 12:00pm

Thank you rorysmom!  Very neat stuff at the FB site and their corresponding web site!  Will check it frequently.

Comment by judymg on March 12, 2013 at 12:12am

Thanks for the Facebook info! Just spent about an hour looking at the pictures....VERY COOL STUFF!  Also read the Businessweek article and that was awesome too.


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