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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.


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USS Michael Murphy DDG 112


USS Michael Murphy DDG 112

A group for Mothers and others supporting the crew of the USS Michael Murphy DDG 112

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2021

Discussion Forum

perparing for deployment

Started by heyusonia Oct 12, 2014. 0 Replies

what should they take on their deploymentContinue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of USS Michael Murphy DDG 112 to add comments!

Comment by Jgarlandfan on April 12, 2017 at 6:25pm
Wanted to say hello as I am new to this forum
Comment by ts0607 on April 1, 2015 at 4:47pm
Hi I'm new to this page. My boyfriend is on this ship. I do have some questions but I wanna write them all down first:)
Comment by heyusonia on June 4, 2014 at 6:00pm

Hello all, My son is in Hawaii waiting for the ship to get back. He just finished A & C school about 3 weeks ago. He is looking forward to being on the ship. He is an IT. 

Comment by Debbie on June 4, 2014 at 9:53am

Welcome heyusonia!  Hope you find this group useful.  Tell us a little about your Sailor and yourself. 

My Sailor is a BM2 aboard the USS Michael Murphy.  He is a plank owner as well.  He has been in the Navy a little over 7 years and has just been approved to re enlist next year.  This is the second ship he has been on so far both homeported at Pearl Harbor.

Remember we are here to answer your questions and help support each other.

Comment by firewife5 on November 5, 2012 at 10:44am

Hi all. I know that there are some security issues with what we post in reagrds to the ship's travel plans, where it docks, etc. But does anyone know how I could find out when/where the ship will dock next? I am hoping I'll see my son soon. Thanks! ;)

Comment by cathie379 on October 12, 2012 at 7:22pm

Yankee's Mom: It was nice to meet you & your husband also,I had a really nice time with my family,everything was awesome. I will have to save for Hawaii,hopefully by spring time I will be able to go ( I will be in much need for a sailor hug).

Comment by Brat&Mom on October 11, 2012 at 7:12pm
Yes, Hawaii eventually but gonna have to save awhile
Comment by Brat&Mom on October 11, 2012 at 6:16pm
I a, so confused by this forum! Yankee mom. Yes I went to the commissioning but sadly had no time with my sailor all weekend. I am a Navy brat, my dad did 20 years. So next we all make plans to get to Hawaii?!
Comment by cathie379 on September 30, 2012 at 9:01am

Received tickets can't wait till I can see the ship & my son,New York here we come!!!!!

Comment by cathie379 on September 26, 2012 at 8:02pm

kflorido62: This is my sailors first assignment also ,his family is very proud the he is on this ship(what a great honor) .  Welcome aboard & I am sure we will be chatting!!!


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