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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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

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Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on February 1, 2014 at 1:44pm

Doreen...So glad you found that website useful.  I googled the product and that was the first site that came up that had it for sale.  You are going to LOVE it!  That is so awesome that you found some other items to use for your pages on the site too.

Percussionvalentine...I didn't see the Graphic 45 stuff, but now I'm going to look for it.  My lss carries that paper line too and usually I don't like their stuff all too much because it's just too busy for me.  But...maybe I will like some aspects of it.  Thanks for the heads up.  Have a GREAT time at Scrapbook Expo.  I love those conventions!  I haven't been to one in a few years, but I really want to go to one again soon.  They have one about 2 hours from here in the fall and another one that is about 5 hours from here in the summer.  I doubt I'll be going to any soon though as we are saving our money for HS graduation and my son shipping off to GL out of Boise which is a 6hr drive and then saving our money for PIR in late August.  But maybe, just the time October rolls around, I'll recover from all the traveling and be able to go.  Even just to go to the convention floor and look at all the vendors.  I miss that the most!  So glad you love your Silhouette.  I LOVE mine too!  There are TONS of tutorials out there online so google it and see what you can find.  You will learn so much more.  I still haven't used mine to it's fullest potential.  I'm actually using my machine right now to cut out numbers for my twin boys' graduation announcements.

Happy Scrappin' ladies!

Comment by Doreen-ProudNavyMom on February 1, 2014 at 10:01am

Sierrascrapper - thanks for telling us about this sight.  I bought some of the paper.  Also, I found some NC and SC stickers I haven't seen at the local stores.  I have to scrapbook our trip to Charleston and Asheville.  I am almost finished with my 2012 book and will be able to start this vacation album.  My friend and I have planned several all day scrapbooking marathons for Feb/Mar.  Already had about 4 of them so far.  Have gotten a lot done.

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on January 31, 2014 at 8:19pm

Enabler alert!  There is an AWESOME new line of paper that just came out at the CHA show a couple weeks ago.  It is called Anchored and it's made by Authentique Paper Co.  The paper is very nautical and more grown up than much of what I have seen around.  Here's a link so that you can see what it looks like Authentique Anchored I bought a BUNCH of it at my lss last week as soon as it arrived.  You are going to LOVE it!

Comment by cathy on November 4, 2013 at 11:08am

I am so excited! I just went on FB and found out that I have won 45 Elizabeth Craft peel offs!  This has really made my day.  I never win anything so this is a big  and wonderful surprise to me.

Comment by LauriB on November 2, 2013 at 8:14pm

another good site for cricut cartridges is 

Comment by 8isenuff (ET & MM) on November 2, 2013 at 1:34am

Here are a few more sites that I have ordered from in the past:;; Cartridges & More.  Happy Scrappin'!  :-)

Comment by LauriB on November 1, 2013 at 11:09am

I have both the cricut and the silhouette cameo... if your gonna do it.  get the cameo.. i got mine online for $215.   check them out first before you purchase at archivers and then i got the upgraded design software at SVGTOOLS.COM for 32.88  u want the upgraded software.... you can email me privately for more info if you want   also join alots of facebook groups for the silhouette cameo..    have a great day

Comment by cathy on November 1, 2013 at 10:30am

It just hit me.   Black Friday is coming up soon.  Last year I really stocked up on supplies.  I told myself it was part of my Christmas shopping but I lied to myself. LOL!  I was wondering  if anyone had some favorite websites.  I have recently discovered which has free shipping with a $50.00 purchase.  Joanns runs some great sales.  Their shipping varies but is also free with  $50.00 purchase.

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on October 11, 2013 at 11:03pm
Ellen65...glad you are gettiby usefull info to get started.
Scotia123...nice that someonee walked you around Michaels and helped you get what you need to get started. I am going to have to suck it up and buy the album on Amazon too. I was hoping to find it at Michael's or Joann's butbut no luck.
Comment by Dmaeship12div410 on September 29, 2013 at 3:57pm

I bought a bunch of Navy scrapbook single papers yesterday. I have a few already.


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