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August 2008 Blog Posts (18)

Sailor Quote Sunday

"It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better."

- Sir Francis Drake

Added by Sue S on August 31, 2008 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

An email from our Sailors in Iraq -

In the two months that the Molly Adopt A Sailor program has been underway, many Navy Moms have so generously taken time to drop a card, write a letter or send a care package. Each month we select a different group of sailors to support. Our August Sailors are a Seabee group made up of both male and female sailors that have been stationed in Iraq since May 08.



Today we received this email communication from them and wanted to share it with you




Classification:… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 29, 2008 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Quote Me, Capture This! 8/26/2008

Quote of the Week:



"It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words." – Sallust



Photos of the Week:







080824-6483G-N-001 BATUMI, Georgia (Aug. 24, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) delivers more than 80 tons of needed humanitarian assistance supplies to the people of Georgia. At the request of the Government of Georgia, the United States is working… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 26, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Chat is down until TBD? Blah!

*** Chat is down*** :( Sorry! I feel bad! It's not on our end. It's btwn Ning and the people who made the chat software. Hopefully this issue will be worked out (soon?) and we will have it up and running again. Until then, we thank you for your patience. :)


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 25, 2008 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."

President George Washington, 15 November 1781, to Marquis de Lafayette.
[The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799. vol.23. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1937): 341.]

Added by Sue S on August 24, 2008 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

TGIF! Admin thoughts...

Dearest Members:



(1)Yes! Somebody alerted me that chat is down. Sadly, I will not have it fixed until early next week. I have to get my techie guys on this... and they are off for the weekend.



(2) I think I find myself typing this often on member's walls:

Your comment below hasn't been seen by anyone- they aren't alerted if you write on your own wall. Please copy your text, click on the icon(s) of the member(s) you want to respond to, and paste your text on their… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 22, 2008 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment

AirTran Airways Waives All Bag Fees for Military Personnel

AirTran Airways Waives All Bag Fees for Military Personnel

Low-Cost Carrier Eliminates Charges to Support America's Troops



Market Watch

08.15.08



AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. announced today that it will waive all baggage fees for active service personnel showing military orders for travel. The airline has already been waiving the second checked bag fee and overweight bag fees. This waiver of all bag fees for the military goes into… Continue

Added by Sue S on August 20, 2008 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Quote Me, Capture This! (8/20/2008)

Quote of the Week

"Freedom is still expensive. It still costs money. It still costs blood. It still calls for courage and endurance, not only in soldiers, but in every man and woman who are free and who is determined to remain free." – Harry S. Truman



Photos of the Week







080728-N-1057H-445 GULFPORT, Miss. (July 28, 2008) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 spends a hazy morning conducting battalion-level physical… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 20, 2008 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

Sailor Quote Sunday

"I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way."

Captain John Paul Jones, 16 November 1778, in a letter to le Ray de Chaumont.
[Morison, Samuel Eliot. John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1959): 182.]

Added by Sue S on August 17, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Billy Bob Thornton plays at Great Lakes...

GREAT LAKES (NNS) -- Sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes filled historic Ross Field for an evening concert Aug. 10, by Academy Award-winner actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton and his band the Boxmasters.



The artists performed as part of the Spirit of America Tour, which has entertained military members and their families throughout the country since 2002.



"We enjoy performing with Spirit of America, because we support the troops," said Thornton. "It is an amazing thing… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 14, 2008 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

Sweet thoughts from My *Daughter*

This is for you and all the navy moms you should post this on your site:) I rewrote it for you! II love you mom! xoxoxoxo



Another day has come and gone,

I need a reason to go on,

Tell me that you' re coming home

Tell me that you're not alone



Tell me son, that you're happy,

sailing on the seas

Don't you miss being home,

lounging in your jeans?



I shake myself, and to God I pray,

that you make it thru, another day

It s so… Continue

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on August 13, 2008 at 4:18pm — 2 Comments

Video Clip - History of Women in the Navy

MP... Inga... (and all the other members who have females in the Navy) this is for you :D



Find more videos like this on Navy For Moms

From the link below: http://www.navy.mil/dnu.asp?id=11304









080806-N-0373Q-044 IRAQ (Aug. 6, 2008) Local Iraqi children get a glimpse of themselves as U.S. Navy… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 12, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Quote Me, Capture This! 8/11/2008

Quote of the Week:

"If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it." – Bob Hope

Photos of the Week:



080805-N-6552M-049 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 5, 2008) Instructors watch a Basic Crewman Training (BCT) student demonstrate knot-tying skills during water proficiency training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. BCT is the first phase of the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) training program. SWCCs operate and maintain the Navy's… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 11, 2008 at 5:03pm — 2 Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'"



President John F. Kennedy, 1 August 1963, in Bancroft Hall at the U. S. Naval Academy.

[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President, January 1 to… Continue

Added by Sue S on August 10, 2008 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

ATTN N4M'S: Chat is Back Up and Running!!!

Hi! Okay... Chat is back up! Now the bar is missing up front (where you can tell who is on)- but it's okay... we are working on a few more things to get it back ( and with fingers crossed... with some upgrades). Thank you again for everyone who alerted me about the issue. Happy chatting! :) Sincerely, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 5, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Quote Me, Capture This! 8/5/2008

Quote of the Week:

"Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country." – Calvin Coolidge



Photo(s) of the Week:







080805-N-0000W-001 GULF OF MEXICO (Aug. 5, 2008) A GOES-12 infrared satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, Calif., showing the status of Tropical Storm Edouard at approximately 4:00 am EST. Edouard made landfall near… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 5, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

N4M's **Chat Is Down**

Hey everyone... I know chat is down- thank you for alerting me. I promise tomorrow when I am back in- I'll to start looking into the issue. I'll keep you updated. Sincerely, your Admin- Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 3, 2008 at 11:08am — No Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

Samuel O' Reilly, a famed tattooist in New York City, once stated,

"A Sailor without a tattoo is like a ship without grog: not seaworthy."

Added by Sue S on August 3, 2008 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

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