This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




Scrapbookin' Navy Moms

Any Navy Mom that enjoys scrapbooking

Members: 180
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2021

Discussion Forum

Memorabilia for your Sailor's Scrapbook

Started by Sierrascrapper (ETN2). Last reply by PKM Apr 17, 2018. 7 Replies


Started by kakhimedson. Last reply by kakhimedson Mar 17, 2014. 2 Replies

Scrapbook in a BOX

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Sep 2, 2013. 14 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by PKM on December 22, 2021 at 10:37am

I wanted to share this idea. When my son was deployed months after his daughter was born, I made a cardboard baby book on a metal ring with pictures of her dad on each page. I put contact paper over each page so my new granddaughter could put it in her mouth and look at her dad. It was a favorite toy of hers.  

Comment by PKM on December 21, 2021 at 8:23pm

Happy Holidays! It’s been a long time since I’ve been on my page.   I need new glitter pens, does anyone have a favorite brand? 

Comment by NavyMum on May 12, 2020 at 8:53pm

Hi @PKM - I'm a scrapbooker. DS has been in the Navy for 4.5 years now and I'm only about a year behind on his album. I make cards also - lately I've been making them for nursing home residents

Comment by PKM on May 12, 2020 at 7:26pm

Hi. If there are any scrappers out there, let me know. I'd like to share tips and tricks with other paper Hoarders! 

Comment by PKM on October 21, 2018 at 8:52pm

Anyone else scrapbook or make cards?

I finally made my scrap room. It is very nice to have a place that I can shut the door and leave projects in mid point.  I do keep finding that I rearrange things way too often. Does anyone else do that? 

I started my own  memory book about my son and his wife, as they go on their journey in the Navy.


Comment by PKM on September 6, 2018 at 12:04pm

Hello to all scrappers! Anyone missing they're Navy LO?  

Comment by PKM on June 10, 2018 at 9:49pm

Discovered that the local art museum is very glad to get any scraping stickers, paper, cut outs or other stuff I have too much of. They use it for make and takes. 

Comment by PKM on May 31, 2018 at 9:45am

Hugged my son one last time before he and his wife head to Virginia for schooling. So sad I'm going to miss them,, so excited for their new adventure, so PROUD  of their courage to serve. 

Making a scrapbook of their Navy life with help keep them close.

Comment by PKM on May 28, 2018 at 5:08pm

A moment to remember all who have served and are currently serving in our Military. God Bless them all!

Comment by PKM on May 23, 2018 at 8:49pm

Had to move my scrapbook area, AGAIN! Getting new windows and I had to get it away from the window. I am finding that I really need to see what I have and then I am more likely to use it.  


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