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.

Check out these Navy Social Links...

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...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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America's Navy STEM

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. 

Molly’s Adopt A Sailor on Facebook

Location: Everywhere!
Members: 671
Latest Activity: yesterday

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

IMMEDIATE ADOPTION for the USS Fitzgerald!

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Donna on Monday. 2 Replies

♥We Stitch Love Project♥

Started by diane {Shawns mom}. Last reply by Pat L. in IL on Sunday. 699 Replies

June, 2017 Adoption - Marines on the USS Bataan

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Pat L. in IL Jun 9. 10 Replies

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Comment by carols_kitchen yesterday
Welcome TonyaJoshsMom. We are happy to have you join our page. Feel free to ask any questions.
Comment by carols_kitchen on Monday

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 Saturday

Comment by carols_kitchen on June 8, 2017 at 8:22am
Welcome to Lawrences Mom. How did you find us? We adopt a different group each month. Some of us also sew pillowcases for our deployed troops. We also have a Facebook page.
Comment by carols_kitchen on June 5, 2017 at 5:20pm
Welcome Blakes Mom. Tell us about your sailor. Did you know we also have a Facebook page?
Comment by carols_kitchen on May 26, 2017 at 3:23pm
as and I just recently hit my 3rd year in the Navy. Back home I have my parents, a twin brother, and an older sister. My fiance is also in the Navy, and currently serving in the 7th Fleet. 
My name is Maddi, this is my first deployment over seas and I just rercently hit my 3rd year in the Navy. Back home I have my parents, a twin brother, aend an older sister. My fiance is also in the Navy, and currently serving in the 7th Fleet. 
Feel free to write back xxxx, and I will do my best to respond. I hope this finds you well.
Sincerely, Maddi XX
Comment by carols_kitchen on May 11, 2017 at 9:44pm

Welcome bhmnun. Tell us about you and your sailor.


Comment by carols_kitchen on May 6, 2017 at 6:08pm
HappyOne, you just made my heart go pitter-patter again. My sailor has been in since 2008. I will actually see him next weekend for our first Mother's Day in all that time. Fortunately, hubby and I were both employed by school, so we drove or flew often to see him.
Let your recruit know now that some will not get mail. If you send a letter with a yellow highlight X thru your return address, it is for him to hand off to someone who needs mail. Navy Mom Hugs
Comment by Happyone00 on May 6, 2017 at 4:32pm

Hello! Thanks for letting me become a part of your group!   I found this group on and want to show my support.  I can't sew or bake really, but I was thinking about this group while shopping at the grocery store earlier today :)  I am the SUPER proud mom of two amazing men.  My youngest will be leaving for Navy boot camp on July 23rd.  

Comment by carols_kitchen on May 5, 2017 at 10:28pm

Welcome HappyOne00  Tell us about how you found us, what interested you in Molly's Adopt a Sailor, and about the sailor in your life.  btw, please join us on Molly's Adopt a Sailor on Facebook, too.  Carol


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