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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.  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.

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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."

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor

We adopt a group of DEPLOYED U.S. MILITARY each month and together send a flood of letters and packages - how much you do is up to you!  All of us (Military moms, family and friends) aim for a big boost in morale when our adoptees receive an AWESOME mass mailing of love and support from home. 

For more information email us at

newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com

We support all branches - Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. 

Molly’s Adopt A Sailor on Facebook

Website: http://www.MollysAdoptASailor.com
Location: Everywhere!
Members: 671
Latest Activity: Jul 20

Supporting our military by way of cards, letters and care packages filled with love & support from HOME

This group is the perfect place to learn all the tips and tricks of packing and mailing care packages and most important, to make a difference for those serving.  PLEASE do introduce yourself in the Comments below!!

Click "NEW MOMS READ FIRST!" here or at right under Pages.  Everything you need to know!  Email newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com with any questions.  

Where is the monthly Adoptee Mailing Address?

To access the adoptees' mailing addresses, you first need to join this private group:  MAS We SHIP Love. Once approved, you can always click here for this month's ADOPTEE MAILING ADDRESS (We Ship Love)

Where is the information about this month's adopted unit or ship?

We provide information about each month's Adoptees and their Wish List in the Discussion Forum below.  For the mailing address, see link above:  Adoptee Mailing Address.

What are Packing Parties?

Ask if one is planned in your area, or hold your own with friends and family!  By carefully following a few simple rules and completing our forms, your group's shipping costs to that month's Adoptees will be paid by MAS (must be a group; individuals don't qualify).  To request information, send email to webmaster@mollysadoptasailor.com.  MAS can also provide you a letter with Federal Tax ID for requesting donations. There is some info. just to the right of this text-underneath the members photo's.. "Packing Party Information" ..Check it out.

What is the most critical or best thing you can send?  Your SUPPORT!

What counts here is the morale of our military and how we can boost it with a touch of love from home.  We have a great time here each month sharing, chatting, planning, packing and mailing our appreciation to our deployed. 

Will you get a 'thank you' from the deployed military who receive your package?

We hope you do but can't guarantee it as they are engaged in their vital work and often in harm's way.  Include your email address in your note (best bet) or add a self addressed envelope (no need for a stamp on it) and paper and pen, and ask if a note is possible in your letter.  Replies and photos from our adoptee Point of Contact (POC) will be posted here and on our MAS Facebook page as they come in.

BOXES: Get APO/FPO large priority-mail boxes at your post office, OR call the USPS - 800-610-8734, say "Order supplies" and then ask for the Military Pack.  They'll send you six priority-mail large boxes for military, tape, and labels, all for free.  You can order cases of 10 and 25 online sent for free, too; choose size under "select format" at right on that page.  Send up to 70 lbs per box (that's 7.7 bricks!) at a discount of $2 below the regular rate. 

Click here for your MAS (Molly's Adopt a Sailor) stickers.  Please print and add these stickers to your boxes - we get new adoption requests when these are seen on dozens of boxes in the mail! 

Questions?  Please contact "PAT L in IL" at newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com.  Pat is a wonderful source of information.  She can explain to you how MAS works and get you started.  We have a TON of fun here in our group every month, so jump in and get ready to rock with MAS!!

Discussion Forum

IMMEDIATE ADOPTION for the USS Fitzgerald!

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Pat L. in IL Jul 20. 6 Replies

July 2017 Adoption - USS Hopper

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Pat L. in IL Jul 11. 3 Replies

June, 2017 Adoption - Marines on the USS Bataan

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Pat L. in IL Jun 27. 12 Replies

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Comment by carols_kitchen on July 19, 2017 at 9:36am
Hi Em's Mom. We are thrilled you found us. You will have to tell us about you and Em. We also have a page on Facebook. Let us know if you have any questions.
Comment by carols_kitchen on June 29, 2017 at 8:54am
A new member with a handle to like. Welcome sausage queen. Tell us how you found us, and about your sailor!
Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on June 24, 2017 at 8:29pm
Carol, I never saw that, but I'm not keeping 20 pair of Champion athletic shorts and a lot of socks. Hopefully by the time ours arrive, some will have cleared out.
Comment by carols_kitchen on June 24, 2017 at 7:11pm

Fingers crossed, buttonssnowball. 

Comment by buttonssnowball on June 24, 2017 at 6:41pm
Hopefully they have room for 7 more boxes because I sent them out this morning.
Comment by carols_kitchen on June 24, 2017 at 4:23pm
Ruth, please double check first. I thought the base said no more packages, that they were out of space. I may be wrong. Carol
Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on June 24, 2017 at 2:48pm

If there are any moms somewhat close to the Quad-Cities, we have a Facebook page that includes Illinois and Iowa moms.  We're doing a packing party for the USS Fitzgerald on Thursday at 0900 in Davenport, Iowa. 

Comment by carols_kitchen on June 21, 2017 at 4:04pm
Welcome TonyaJoshsMom. We are happy to have you join our page. Feel free to ask any questions.
Carol
Comment by carols_kitchen on June 19, 2017 at 1:06pm

Welcome FLNavyMom. I'm also in the long state of Florida. We have packing parties in Tampa/St Pete areas. I am north east of Jacksonville in Fernandina Beach.  We also have a facebook page, and appreciate your joining that, too.  Carol

Comment by carols_kitchen on June 17, 2017 at 12:42pm

 
 
 

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