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Pat L. in IL
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Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'January, 2018 Adoption - The Weapons Department on the USS Theodore Roosevelt' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"We still need 64 pillowcases. How many can you do? I have a stash and can send the remainder."
Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'January, 2018 Adoption - The Weapons Department on the USS Theodore Roosevelt' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Thank you PaMom!! I will check with Kim about the Pillowcases!"
PaMom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'January, 2018 Adoption - The Weapons Department on the USS Theodore Roosevelt' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Hope everyone has had a great start to the new year. I will send a box of DVD's and how are we doing on pillowcases? Mom and I can send some.I also have cookies body wash and shampoo."
PaMom liked Pat L. in IL's discussion January, 2018 Adoption - The Weapons Department on the USS Theodore Roosevelt
Bugsmom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'January, 2018 Adoption - The Weapons Department on the USS Theodore Roosevelt' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"yes can I  please have the information. Also is there a place where I can drop off items in stead of me shipping them myself? I live around DeKalb area."
Jan 3

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A little about me:
Mother of 5. Our youngest Jeffrey left for Great Lake Mar 4
I am here to support my
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.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:37am on December 1, 2017, Babylon said…

No thank you for your efforts on behalf of our loved ones.

At 3:07pm on August 25, 2017, Ceej0347 said…
I really don't do facebook
Only have one for my job.
It's a security thing.

But I will put the dates in my calendar.
At 2:28pm on August 25, 2017, Ceej0347 said…
I would love to join the Chicago moms.

This has def been an experience. Good and bad!
At 8:48pm on April 17, 2017, DiRemy said…

Okay, I think I will split them between April and May. Good idea! 

Thank You

At 3:41pm on April 17, 2017, DiRemy said…

Hi Pat - 

I was given 3 cases of Girl Scout cookies over the weekend to donate to MAS. Shall I ship them all at once this week?

At 9:45am on April 6, 2017, DiRemy said…

Understood! Thanks so much for the clarification. 

Have a great day! 



At 9:57pm on April 5, 2017, DiRemy said…

Hi Pat ~ 

I only saw one Sailors name and address attached to April 2017. Is that the address I need then?

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!


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