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Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'IMMEDIATE ADOPTION for the USS Fitzgerald!' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
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Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'IMMEDIATE ADOPTION for the USS Fitzgerald!' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"I mailed 123 (most handmade) cards to this group."
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Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'July 2017 Adoption - USS Hopper' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
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PaMom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'July 2017 Adoption - USS Hopper' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"I'm in going to the whole sale store this week hopefully they will have cases of what we need on sale. Even if not they are still cheaper than the market."
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July 2017 Adoption - USS Hopper

The USS Hopper (DDG-70) is an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer named for the pioneering computer scientist Rear Admiral "Amazing" Grace Hopper. The USS Hopper is only the second United States warship to be named for a woman from the Navy's own…See More
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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.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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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!

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?


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