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Pat L. in IL
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Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'August, 2017 Adoption - 2 groups on the USS Nimitz' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Preferably wait to mail between the 22-25. We try to have everyone mail about the same time so the care packages arrive about the same time. Makes it easier for our Contact to distribute. But if you need to mail a little early, that is fine. I sent…"
20 hours ago
Pooter527 replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'August, 2017 Adoption - 2 groups on the USS Nimitz' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"I got stuff for my 2 sailors. Do I wait until aug. 25 or can I send it earlier? Are my sailors from group 1 or group 2?"
Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'August, 2017 Adoption - 2 groups on the USS Nimitz' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Thank you so very much! I know Kim (our pillowcase co-ordinator) is on vacation this week. I will send her a message and ask her to let you know how many to send. Pat "
PaMom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'August, 2017 Adoption - 2 groups on the USS Nimitz' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"We are in have snacks and DVD's for both groups and can cover the first group in pillow cases. Can send less PC if someone else wants to send some just let me know how many to send. Also going to do some tie dye ones the end of the month so…"
Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'August, 2017 Adoption - 2 groups on the USS Nimitz' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Thank you! BTW, just sent you a reply to your PM."
Aug 12
Pooter527 replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'August, 2017 Adoption - 2 groups on the USS Nimitz' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"My first time. I can do cookies, popcorn, DVDS, toothpaste"
Aug 12
Pat L. in IL replied to WearsLargeHats's discussion 'Dealing with emergencies' in the group Sub Moms
"Thanks for sharing your experience. Four years ago we had a very similar experience when my father died. The Funeral Director contacted the Red Cross for us and supplied verification of the death. The Command on the Sub handled the notification to…"
Aug 9

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Mother of 5. Our youngest Jeffrey left for Great Lake Mar 4
I am here to support my
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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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