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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.…
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: 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
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:
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
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
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
"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
*** 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. :)
"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.]
(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
AirTran Airways Waives All Bag Fees for Military Personnel
Low-Cost Carrier Eliminates Charges to Support America's Troops
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 —
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
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
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
"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
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