This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.


Follow these steps to get started!

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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Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Molly's Adopt A Sailor


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

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

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Location: Everywhere!
Members: 682
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

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 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  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  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

February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Kim (Ethan's Mom) on Tuesday. 9 Replies

♥We Stitch Love Project♥

Started by diane {Shawns mom}. Last reply by carols_kitchen Jan 17. 707 Replies

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Comment by tysmom 13 hours ago

Hi Pat,

I am on my way to the post office to mail 117 cards for the soldiers to send home to loved ones. Sending them some ink pens also.



Comment by Pat L. in IL on January 21, 2018 at 7:51pm

WooHoo! Yippeeeee!! Thank you everyone!

Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on January 21, 2018 at 6:56pm

18 boxes, 28 pillowcases!  We had lots of toiletries, snacks, candy, plus the Girl Scouts came and sold cookies during the packing party. 

Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on January 20, 2018 at 9:07pm

I finally connected with someone who is getting us a Girl Scout with cookies to come to the packing party.  She'll sell cookies for us to buy and include in the boxes.  

Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on January 19, 2018 at 11:29pm

Packing party Sunday in the Rio Grande Valley!  My friend and neighbor is a retired Navy Chief. Three other Winter Texans gave her fabric and she made 17 pillowcases.  I'm on the hunt for a Girl Scout tomorrow morning to come to the party and sell cookies on Sunday. 

Comment by carols_kitchen on January 17, 2018 at 1:20pm

Remember your Valentines in the January 2018 adoption!

Comment by Pat L. in IL on January 13, 2018 at 9:01pm

HIPFOmom, Just checking to make sure you got my email message from newmoms. Pat

Comment by Pat L. in IL on January 9, 2018 at 7:12pm

HIPFOmom, Please send me a message at I'm sure we can find you a group to adopt....any idea about the number of sailors you are looking for? Pat

Comment by carols_kitchen on January 9, 2018 at 2:16pm

HIFPO Mom, I’ll let Pat L see if she has a smaller group that has reached out to her. Otherwise, we do an adoption every month and January 2018 is up at the top on discussions. We usual mail out the 3rd week of each month. So happy to have you with us. Carol

Comment by HFPPOmom on January 9, 2018 at 1:58pm

Hi there, my company is wanting to adopt a small ship. Where can I go to find all the in's and out's of adopting and shipping. Guidelines for packing etc.


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