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USS Barry (DDG 52)

Strength and Diversity

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From: Commanding Officer, USS Barry (DDG 52)
To: BARRY Bulldog

  1. Congratulations on your orders to USS Barry (DDG 52)! Barry is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named after the Revolutionary War hero, Commodore John Barry, the Father of the American Navy. His selfless fight for the freedom of our nation nearly 250 years ago continues to inspire to this day. We also pride ourselves on being one of the most tested and capable destroyers in the Fleet!
  2. You should expect that your sponsor will be in contact with you shortly. Make sure to advise your sponsor of your anticipated date and time of arrival to the ship, as well as any questions or concerns you have regarding your transfer and travel to Seattle, WA. I would also encourage you and our family to follow USS BARRY on Facebook ( and Instagram (@ussbarrybulldogs) to stay up-to-date on the many accomplishments and activities of the Crew!
  3. Barry is currently homeported in Seattle, WA in support of maintenance requirements at Vigor Shipyard that began in early 2024. You should expect that Barry will remain at Vigor Shipyard until approximately Spring of 2025 when she returns to daily operations in Everett, WA.
  4. If you or your spouse would like to get in contact with Barry's Ombudsman, please send an e-mail to I also invite your immediate family and significant others to join the Barry Ombudsman Facebook page for community updates, ship events, and other communication with the Ombudsman ( We know that transferring commands and moving to a new location can be stressful to families, do not hesitate to let your sponsor or your Chain of Command (COC) know where Barry can assist to help lessen some of the challenges.
  5. Again, Welcome Aboard Bulldog! On behalf of the entire Crew, we are excited for you to join Team Barry and join us in bringing Barry back into the fight in 2025! I look forward to serving with you!
Strength and Diversity!

Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, USS BARRY (DDG 52)



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is an Ombudsman?
Every Command has an Ombudsman who is a spouse of a sailor at the Command. The Ombudsman serves as the liaison between the command and the families. The Ombudsman is the point of contact for the families. He or she can assist families with navigating through Navy life through resources and information.

2. How can an Ombudsman help me?
Navy Family Ombudsmen are key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. Ombudsmen maintain current resource files with information on military and civilian community agencies that can help families solve a variety of problems, and successfully meet the challenges they face before, during, and after deployments. In addition to providing referral information, Ombudsmen can facilitate communication between the Command and family members. Ombudsmen may publish or contribute to command newsletters or maintain care lines, which have recorded messages with information for command families that can be accessed 24 hours a day. Ombudsmen can also assist families in contacting the Command for a variety of reasons.

3. What is the role of the COMNAVSURFPAC Force Ombudsman?
The Force Ombudsman provides oversight and guidance for all the Surface Ship's Ombudsmen in the Pacific Fleet Area of Responsibility. You can contact the Surface Forces Ombudsman at (619) 301-6983 or send an email to

4. What is an IA assignment or tour?
An IA is an Individual Augmentee. A Sailor may receive orders to go IA and this means that he or she will deploy as an Individual, not with their command. Sometimes an IA will deploy and be stationed with another branch of the Military.

5. What is NFAAS?
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. This is how the Navy will track your family and assess your needs during an emergency.

6. How can I find out more about medical, dental or Navy family resources?
Contact your Command Ombudsman. He or she will guide you to your resources.

USS Barry (DDG 52)

Unit 100278 Box 1
FPO AP 96692

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