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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."


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Sailor Quote Sunday

"He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea". ~ Thomas Fuller

Added by Sue S on September 14, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Yes. Admin has a Chat Update... and much (much) more...

Oh, the reasons I love Ning

Chat Update

We've been working to increase the stability of Chat all last week and this weekend. Specifically, the issue is that Chat slows down to a crawl intermittently and then returns to its normally speedy self.

In the last few days, we made the decision to replace a few open source components that we had used in the original Chat server we… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 10, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Quote Me, Capture This! 9/10/2008

Quote of the Week:

"In short, we must be constantly prepared for the worst and constantly acting for the best – strong enough to win a war and wise enough to prevent one." – Lyndon B. Johnson

Photos of the Week:

010915-N-3995K-024 New York, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2001) -- The American flag is a prominent icon in the heart of what was once the World Trade Center in New York City, Sept. 15, 2001. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 10, 2008 at 2:28pm — 4 Comments

****N4M's Is Catching Adweek Buzz... With your help!****

Dearest Members:

A little shameless self promotion? Maybe. ;oP

N4M's is up for a People's Choice award and I thought- you are the people, you should vote :D

So, if you decide to help- it will only take you 8 seconds! They only request your e-mail to make sure it's valid.

Right now we are in second place, but with your help we… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 9, 2008 at 9:00am — 15 Comments

Need some Janet this Monday... :D

Janet performed "Rhythm Nation" and "Luv" at the concert, which took place in San Diego in May for military personnel and their families.

And when I played this I found myself dancing in my seat... Hope to make your Monday a little better :D - CC

source:… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 8, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Sailor Quote Sunday

"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm."

-Syrus Pubilius

Added by Sue S on September 7, 2008 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Link N4M's & Educate Us! :D

The Navy Online Community is huge... and there is a wealth of information, support and help out there. N4M's has a small library of links growing in our "Links 101" section! If you haven't checked it out yet- please do!

Today I added these three awesome links. Check them out when you have time.…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 5, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Quote Me, Capture This! 9/4/2008


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. – Theodore Roosevelt


080902-N-5595G-001 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2008) Sailors count fathoms for temporary lifelines before participating in an upcoming replenishment at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is sailing off the… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 4, 2008 at 1:56pm — 1 Comment

Great job Navy Moms!

Just a big THANK YOU to Linda and all of the moms that contributed to the Navy Moms Cookbook. I talked with Linda this morning and she has orders for 450 cookbooks!!! The book is currently at the publishers and they will allow us to add to the order until noon Friday. If you have not had a chance to place your order and would still like to do so, just drop… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on September 4, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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


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

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