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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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

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Comment by PKM on May 17, 2018 at 6:48pm

Started my Navy son's scrapbook.  It was fun and made me even more proud of him.  I had him journal his experiences and put them into a page protector.

Comment by PKM on May 10, 2018 at 10:05am

If you have a chance to go to a scrap show and have a day or two of cropping on site. Take advantage of it. I have been to two of these events and they give me a chance to only focus on card making or scrap booking. I will attend one tomorrow and start a scrap book for may Navy son and his wife.

Comment by PKM on May 8, 2018 at 9:31pm

Found gel pens and glitter pens at the store 5 BELOW. They are not good for photos, but ok for cards.Also, Wakmart has the best price on 'glue' tape

Comment by PKM on May 4, 2018 at 8:44pm

Saw a 'Scan and Cut' on QVC, I wanted to buy it so badly. However, I need to use what I have.  Don't go to their sales page, it is like having an addiction (to scrap supplies).  I  must say out loud, "I have enough, I have enough!"  HA HA!

Comment by PKM on May 4, 2018 at 8:40pm

I will be making a scrapbook for my son and daughter-in-law at an all day scrapbook/craft show next week. Have you found that a 12x12 was best or was a smaller book better for the Navy family that will move around a lot? 

I decided to make a section just for the Navy Wife. Adding a page for her to write some thoughts/memories on.

Comment by PKM on April 30, 2018 at 7:57pm

Like the recycle cabinet idea. I'm going to use two book shelves and a table in between. 

Comment by PKM on April 30, 2018 at 7:56pm

Cool paper storage idea. I'm currently using a plastic milk crate and used foam board as section seperators. 12×12 b paper fits. 

Comment by Susan mom to Niko on April 17, 2018 at 3:55pm

I use 12 x 12 paper... best stacker for my paper was a diy...  I bought one of the kits that makes wire cubes.  Made one cube and then using zip ties used the other pieces to put shelves in...  be sure to put the shelves with the raised wire side down.  then you can slide paper in and out.  One kit will make two cubes and fill it with shelves.

Comment by PKM on April 17, 2018 at 3:37pm

I too decided to move my scrap area. I'm looking at converting an old amoire into a scrapping place. I'm finding that it's no good having cool tools that you can't fnd or forget you have. Anyone have storage ideas? 

Comment by PKM on April 17, 2018 at 3:34pm

I saw an easy way to make a small srapbook. Take envelopes (I used 6) and tuck the flaps into each other. It creates pages, one blank and 1 with an opening to put pictures in. I am making one for my OCS graduate. 


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