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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 Susan mom to Niko on March 8, 2018 at 3:58pm

Just started moving my scrapbooking stuff...  finding all kinds of lost treasures...  can't wait to have time to actually use some of my treasurers!

Comment by PKM on March 8, 2018 at 3:50pm

Regarding the letters. Great Idea! I will add them to my scrapbook. 

Comment by Doreen-ProudNavyMom on February 14, 2018 at 10:38pm

I think my favorite thing to look back on is his letters from boot camp.  I am on my 3rd album for 6 years, so I am no help on making a small album LOL!  I am hoping it is something he will show his wife and kids someday.

Comment by PKM on February 13, 2018 at 8:28pm

Hi: I am new to this site. I am however a fan of scrapbooking. I am starting a small scrapbook so I can keep it  out on display and it won't take up a lot of space.  It also makes it manageable for me to start and complete. Any suggestions as to what you have kept and wish you'd kept for the book?  Thanks for any suggestions.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 2, 2016 at 7:51pm


Deleting inactive members - The ad agency that handles N4M is in the process of updating the site.  If you have not been active since 12/1/15 you will be deleted to make room for new members.  You will be able to re-join.  If you don't want to be deleted you will need to post something to activate your account.  They have already started deleting members.”

Comment by eljac913 (Ship 12 Div 053) on October 19, 2014 at 1:36pm
Hi everyone, I love scrapbooking and have a lot of military things. Like many of you, finding the time to do it is difficult. This group inspires me to find a little time each day.
Comment by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160 on May 22, 2014 at 12:14pm

Hello fellow Navy moms and scrappers!  Have had zero time to scrapbook!  In the process of rearranging my scrap room and it's not going!!!  I purchased some displays from Archivers when they went out of business and I a having a hard time getting things just right!  Hoping to get it all finished this weekend......fingers crossed!  I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial day and dare I say get some scrappin done. 

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on May 14, 2014 at 9:07pm
I haven't had much time to scrapbook lately, but I have been paper crafting getting ready for my twin boys' graduation. I can't believe how quickly this year went by. Just a few more weeks til my Future Sailor leaves for BC. You can be sure I'll be scrapbooking more after he goes to keep myself busy.

They did PT at my son's DEP meeting today and the Chief was so nice and said that next month they will take a group photo for me for my scrapbook.
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on March 20, 2014 at 12:31pm

I just picked up the NEW Sand and Sea paper line by Graphic 45 at my local scrapbook store (lss). OMG it is AMAZING!

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on March 2, 2014 at 4:23pm
I saw someone post on FB yesterday that Michaels has a bunch of military stickers and embellishments on clearance. I think they were from K&Co. So...get 'em while you can.

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