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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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Bobbi Ray
  • Female
  • vandalia, il
  • United States

Bobbi Ray's Friends

  • Lynne
  • bamagirl1/Jeffery's mom
  • Suzi-OH
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

Bobbi Ray's Groups


Bobbi Ray's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
I am married, have been for almost 28 years. we have had 2 children. 2 sons.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
You have to have alot of patience...
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:45am on December 11, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

Bobby Ray, Until they get their actual orders you won't know where he is heading or even what he will be doing but if he is FTS - he could be assigned to a ship.  My friends son has never served in his home state as of yet, he's been assigned to a ship on the west coast.


When will your son be getting out of boot camp?  Aviation rates generally train in Pensacola, FL and after that he could go anywheres!

At 8:34am on December 9, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi Bobbi Ray, I seen your questions about your son's FTS or TAR assignment with the Navy and it can be confusing. I do have a friend and her son is also FTS and when she told us he was reserves but full time support - we were terribly confused but her son has now been in just shy of three years. He did A school in GL and then went to a ship in Washington and has been on sea duty since. Her understanding is by being a Reserve FTS - he would never be deployed overseas however perhaps that means stationed overseas as his ship does deploy and certainly outside of the US. For all intends and purposes - he appears to be a full time enlisted sailor just like our son is. Wishing your son well!
At 11:41am on July 26, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Hello! In addition to Pensacola group, come join Aircrew group. There's also info there for you!
At 11:11am on May 28, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Hi and Welcome!
Come join in the conversation on our Illinois page at
Let us know if you need anything!
PS--there's lots of hints and comfort in the group BootCamp Mom's. Also, if this is your last child left at home, look up Emptynesters.
Let me know how you are doing.
At 1:44pm on May 24, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the featured forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community.
Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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