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July 2008 Blog Posts (12)

Prayer Wall

The prayer wall link is
http://www.navyformoms.com/group/prayerwall



There is now a non-denominational prayer wall on the N4M site. Please feel free to leave your prayers.

Added by carols_kitchen on July 31, 2008 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

7 am and Glued to the TV

*Yawn! Good Morning East Coasters... any of you up and watching?

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 31, 2008 at 7:07am — 12 Comments

Quote Me, Capture This!

You know your mom loves you when...

Reason # 893,934,238,102

She buys you this book because she thinks you and your navy moms will like it!



So thanks to my sweet mother- I thought I start up this once a week- with a interesting photo and quote. I would love to hear your thoughts on them.



Quote:



"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man who lives in it so that his place will be proud of… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 29, 2008 at 3:05pm — 3 Comments

N4M's *hearts* NYC: TUNE IN ON THURSDAY!!!

We took over Boston around St. Patrick's weekend … and now we are heading to the Big Apple for another exciting event! 13 N4M’s will be running wild outside the Today Show on Thursday morning, showing off their N4M pride. Yay! Tune in please and see our ladies!

Goooooooooooooo N4M's!







The ladies that are going are: Momma Fry, Momma Bourque, Momma Kimberly Radford, Momma Molly, Momma Lynndear, Momma Diane (Shawn's Mom), Momma… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 29, 2008 at 10:00am — 48 Comments

Get Your Navy News... & Post it also!

Extra, Extra! :D Read all about it!

So, after some great suggestions- we have added a new category called “The Daily Brief” in the forums. It's for updates of news and announcements that affect the Navy community. (Let's keep this one non-political... if you have political news you want to share- please move it to the Scuttlebutt catagory.)



Click here to go to "The Daily… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 28, 2008 at 4:29pm — 15 Comments

Up, Up and Away!

Ladies and Gent's:
I'm going to be MIA for a lil' bit. I'm taking some time to: soak up summer (wakeboarding!!); spend time with friends and family; and get some much needed R&R.
My team members have promised to check in. :D
So behave! hehehe
Don't break anything while I'm away. :oP Just Kidding!
Talk to you Tuesday. Have a excellent weekend!


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 17, 2008 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments

Life aboard a U.S. Navy Ship...A report from a U.S. Sailor

Diary of a Sea-Going Sailor

Life Aboard a U.S. Navy Ship

From STG1 Patrick Long, for About.com





I am Sonar Technician (Surface) First Class Long. The short version of that is STG1 Long. At the time of the writing of this article, I have 19 years, 6 months, and a scattering of days of U.S. Navy service at the time I write this, and am assigned to USS Porter DDG-78. (For those unfamiliar with the designation, a DDG is a Guided Missile Destroyer).



The simple… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 16, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

CARAT + Malaysian Students + Sailors = One Cute Story :D

I thought this was worthy to pass on... :) CC







080709-N-0096V-075 KUANTAN, Malaysia (July 8, 2008) Operation Specialist 1st Class Freddie Foster, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Toruga (LSD-46) teams with members of the Royal Malaysian Navy to compete in a tug-of-war at sports day during the Malaysian phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises involving… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 15, 2008 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

I ((heart)) NYC! ***Looking for the New York City Moms*** Let's talk!

Hi Ladies!



Do you live in NYC (or are you only a subway ride away?) Can you please contact me ASAP? I might need your help coming up... Sincerely, Catherine







080521-N-7571S-008 NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) steams up the Hudson River during the parade of ships for the 21st Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 14, 2008 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Dale Jr. Division Show Car & Brad Keselowski Will Visit the RTC





Okay! For all you NASCAR fans out there...

My lovely team has passed this my way (though I think it's been posted before... but just incase you haven't seen this yet...)

Looks like our recruits are getting a visit from Dale Jr.'s Show Car and Brad Keselowski! Here is the information I was given:



Thursday July 10th (aka tomorrow!)– Show car arrives at 9:00am at RTC Great Lakes to support Driver appearance session Navy Exchange on Greenbay… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 9, 2008 at 10:38am — No Comments

**Oldies But Goodies. Admin Speaks Out (again). **

Awhile Back I posted this thread:



3 Rules, One Blog: Admin updates on More Navy Communities, Security Issues, & Threads…



And I've had few things on the site happen recently that has motivated me to repost this blog. I encourage you to click... but let me sum it up.



RULE 1: You may not bash any other sites on this site.

Not ours, not theirs. There is a huge… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 7, 2008 at 5:31pm — No Comments

** Webcast Update**

We asked... and you responded! :) Thanks for the input everyone. So, my team and I are going to get started on webcasts. Just because we want to make them interesting and informative... they should be produced and posted in the next 60 days or so.



This is what you voted for:

Presenters/speakers should be Navy personnel and possibly a new sailor.

Subjects:

Navy 101

A school/C school



Sincerely, Catherine





KEY WEST, Fla.… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 2, 2008 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

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