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Pat L. in IL
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  • Carol Stream, IL
  • United States
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Pat L. in IL replied to acb2's discussion 'deployment' in the group NUKE moms
"How about I send some to you and then you can include them in your care package? We are friends so please PM me your address. Will send to you on Monday. Pat"
carols_kitchen replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'March, 2017 Adoption - "Blue Hawks" deployed on the USS Lake Champlain' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"So glad to have you with us Rorie. Yes, that's basically it, besides a good chatty letter. Decide your budget for the shipping. Large flat rate box is close to $18 in postage. There is a medium and a small box/bubble envelope too. Pick up one…"
Mar 21
Rorie replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'March, 2017 Adoption - "Blue Hawks" deployed on the USS Lake Champlain' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"okay all, I'm a newbie all the way around, how do we go about shipping any of the items listed above? Do we gather the items and send them to the moderator of the group. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!"
Mar 21
Pat L. in IL replied to acb2's discussion 'deployment' in the group NUKE moms
"acb2, Molly's Adopt A Sailor received a donation of MANY phone cards. Please send me a friend request. I can either send a bunch to you or your sailor! Pat"
Mar 17
Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'March, 2017 Adoption - "Blue Hawks" deployed on the USS Lake Champlain' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"TERRIFIC!!! Thanks!!"
Mar 9
PaMom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'March, 2017 Adoption - "Blue Hawks" deployed on the USS Lake Champlain' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"I'm in and have the DVD's covered and I found a great sale on T's"
Mar 9
Pat L. in IL replied to WearsLargeHats's discussion 'Almost Made It' in the group NUKE moms
"NavyFamily, I sincerely hope your sailor will do well in his new rate. Nuke School just isn't for everyone and there is NO shame in not making it through. My sailor made it through but he has friends that didn't......they are MUCH happier…"
Mar 1
Pat L. in IL replied to MirandasMem's discussion 'Need help with prototype schedule' in the group NUKE moms
"Prototype work schedule is totally different. Usually once a month they have a 4 day weekend. Also there is no holiday stand-down. After Prototype, they have 30 day leave to move to their first duty station. Hope this helps. Pat"
Mar 1

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A little about me:
Mother of 5. Our youngest Jeffrey left for Great Lake Mar 4
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
how many mixed emotions I have and that they are all valid.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:10pm on February 7, 2017, SebJar said…

Hi Pat,

Not sure if I'm in the right place. . thank you for adding me for adopting a sailor :) , but I'm a little confused on where to start. . .do I just create a box of needed things & send it to the address specified each month?

Many thanks,


At 5:18pm on January 12, 2017, MamaJ said…

Thank you Pat!!!

At 7:50pm on November 15, 2016, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM said…

There's been lots of issues with N4M lately.  I've been working with the ad agency that handles the N4M account and I am having a conference call with them on Thursday morning.  I've got a few other mom's (& a dad) on here that I've been communicating with and they are going to be in on the call.  If you would like to join us, let me know.  It will be Thursday, 11/17 at 10am CT.  I can give you the info if you want to be in on it.  Otherwise I can just let you know what's happening afterwards.  Doing my best to help save the site!

At 6:26pm on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

PatLe.....y, Your full name is visible in the URL above and every time you post. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 9:17pm on July 13, 2016, Amorresperroz said…
Thank you and please let me know how I can help..
At 9:25pm on May 7, 2016, EJ said…

Thanks, Pat!  Do put MAS for return address on the customs form?  or my address?  and do we put something inside the box that says it's a We Ship Love box?

At 2:07pm on February 20, 2016, Birdie said…
Thank you!
At 6:30pm on February 10, 2016, queennor said…
Thank you and no problem
At 4:37pm on December 3, 2015, 1after909 said…
Hello! I am so glad to hear that there is a Navy for Moms group near me! I am very eager to meet your group!
At 9:18am on November 7, 2015, Angie said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Pat!!  I am a newbie and trying to find my way around on here.  I am willing to help in any way that I can.  I look forward to being a part of this great group.  Again, thank you!!!


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