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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 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 cathy on February 22, 2014 at 6:27pm

Sierrascrapper - Many thanks.  I am going to that site now.

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 22, 2014 at 11:47am
Doreen... You did a GOOD job shopping at Joanns yesterday. Keep plugging away at those pages! I've got a couple crops I'm going to next month so I'm hoping they are VERY productive.
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 22, 2014 at 11:45am
You can find really good deals here too:
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 22, 2014 at 11:43am
This website has all kinds of crafting supplies and I have used them before
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 22, 2014 at 11:39am
Cathy... Here is one website you might like. If you click ship by brand, it seems easier to peruse items and you can shop by theme too!

I'll search for some other sites too.
Comment by cathy on February 22, 2014 at 9:17am

Joanns' website is even better.  They have so much product.  If you sign up for emails, you will get all sorts of fantastic deals.  They also will notify you for shipping deals.  Last week they shipped any size order for a penny.  This is important to me because I do not have any scrapbooking stores so everything gets shipped.

Does any one know of other sites that has good prices and reasonable shipping?

Comment by Doreen-ProudNavyMom on February 22, 2014 at 9:05am

I went to Joann Fabrics yesterday because I needed adhesive.  I found that stickers, photo albums, storage was all 50% off.  So excited, I stocked up on photo album refill pages, stickers, etc.  Then I had a 15% off coupon that was good for regular and sales items.  The adhesive wasn't on sale but I used a 40% coupon.  I bought a lot for just $45.  The coupon is only good to today.  Maybe it is on their website.  Going to scrapbook all day with my friend.  Then next week, another friend invited us over for Friday night and Saturday all day scrapbooking.  I should finish my 2012 book.  Then I need to do the South Carolina trip when we visited my son at Nuke school.  I have to catch up my sailor's book for any new pictures.  Then maybe I can start 2013.   Lots to do!

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 22, 2014 at 1:46am
I stopped at my lss today and asked about the Down By the Sea Graphic 45 line. The owner told me that it won't be shipped until April. But I did get a sneak peek. The line is beautiful and so are the stamps. I asked her to call me as soon as it arrives :-D
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 4, 2014 at 7:14pm
Oooo. I'll have to stop in at joanns. I LOVE paper stacks from DCWV.
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 3, 2014 at 7:33pm
PercussionValentine...yes lss stansd for local scrapbook store. We are fortunate to have 2 within 15 minutes from my house and one about 30 minutes away. I worked at one for 10 years but unfortunately it closed a few years ago. I miss it a lot :-(
The conventions are fun and expensive, but you learn so much when go. I haven't been to one for a few years. The best tip I can give is BRING YOUR CAMERA so you can take pictures of all the displays the vendors have on the sales floor so you can use them for ideas for your own scrapbooks.

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