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**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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We have a very special mission that we are going to ask all of our members to support for the holidays.

Although the Adopt A Sailor program is only a few months old, as a group we have supported troops in Kuwait, Afganistan and Iraq. With the upcoming holiday season, we wanted to continue to support our sailors that we know won't be home with their families this year.

This group has grown so tremendous with almost 200 members and we had a goal in mind that would take alot of support. After much research and some emails inbetween, Molly and I are pleased to announce that our Sailor of the Month program for November and December will be...


This frigate will be home to about 250 sailors for the holidays.

Working thru their chain of command, we have received approval to support these sailors. This is an amazing opportunity and honor for us to be allowed to adopt this ship. This will be a big undertaking for our group but we know that Navy for Mom members know how to show the love!

Deployed ships often have limited mail deliveries so we have committed to having our mail delivered December 1 - December 8th. This will allow them to contain all of cards and holiday wishes together and deliver them to the crew before the holiday.

Our hope is for EVERY Sailor on that ship to receive a holiday card signed by Navy for Mom. We would like to include a $10 international phone card in the card so those Sailors may have an opportunity to call their loved ones. If you are not in a position to send a phone card, please do not let that stop you. Just write on the back of the envelope - no phone card included so as cards are distributed, some sailors don't get multiple phone cards and some get none.

So many of you have really stepped up the last few months and are spending $20 or more just shipping packages to our Adopt A Sailor receiptants. This will be an easier mission - no packages to send, no lines to stand in at the post office...just your holiday wishes with a regular postage stamp!!!

If you are a school teacher, Sunday School leader, Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop leader or part of any organization that would like to spread some holiday cheer to this group of Sailors, we would love to load them up with many holiday messages of support and cheer. Please think about using this a project for your group.

The Command Master Chief of the USS Rodney M. Davis has agreed to be our point of contact for this holiday project:

CMDCM(SW) C. W. Smith
Command Master Chief
Attn: Any Sailor
FPO AP 96663-1514

Again, please forward your holiday messages to his attention between December 1 and December 8th.

Thank you for making the holidays a little brighter for this crew!!!

P.S. USS Rodney M. Davis moms - we could not find a group for the Davis on this site so we have set one up. If there are any Davis moms here, please join the group.

Fairwinds and Following Sea - Mary & Molly

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Then we held signs to help our sailors that didnt have family there offering them mom hugs (which by the way was a huge hit with hugs ,giggles, sailors pointing and smiling)
These are the only pics I have for now ---but more coming soon.

This was such a blessing and an honor to be part of ~~ Im thinking we should start doing things like this also :) Its nice to get hugs from sailors !! Everyone loves a navy mom !!
Wonderful Molly. You are so wonderful!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!
Hello All!
I just wanted to say it was truly an honor to stand along with Molly, Shell, Radar, Melissa and Angie on the pier yesterday! We got so many grins when the guys would walk by and see our signs. Lots of hugs were exchanged! Radar kept reminding them to call THEIR moms!
Over and over we heard thanks for the letters and cards! One guy commented that they could not believe that EACH of them received so many letters!
More than anything we could ever send, it is our words of everyday life and encouragement that really make the difference! So many of the sailors were amazed that people that they did not know would write them.
Keep writing ladies! We may never hear back from a silent sailor but it really does make a difference! I am still on overload from such a wonderful experience!
♥ you ALL
2B1G09 - Welcome Aboard!! Letters and or Cards are great! They love getting letters and cards! and Of course you can include your return contact information so they can respond if they choose or can. I am not too sure about the phone card, I am sure some of the other MAS moms will be able to help you with info about that one.

As Susan says above, "More than anything we could ever send, it is our words of everyday life and encouragement that really make the difference! So many of the sailors were amazed that people that they did not know would write them. Keep writing ladies! We may never hear back from a silent sailor but it really does make a difference!" (especially during the holidays)

This Particular thread is for last year (08-09) so go to the discussion - Christmas Adoption 2010 and jump in, there are alot of MAS moms that will encourage and help you along the way .... Our Christmas Adoption 2010 is - "USS Cape St. George", our first ever cruiser. This ship has 345 sailors onboard of which 6 of these are female. ---with target date shipping of December 6th through10th ---Shirley (Cleveland M♥O♥M) - the MAS Leader Mom.

and most of all have fun giving some good ole Mom love to our troops! Any other questions just lets anyone know - MamaB


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