This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

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."

Events

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor

We adopt a group of DEPLOYED U.S. MILITARY each month and together send a flood of letters and packages - how much you do is up to you!  All of us (Military moms, family and friends) aim for a big boost in morale when our adoptees receive an AWESOME mass mailing of love and support from home. 

For more information email us at

newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com

We support all branches - Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. 

Molly’s Adopt A Sailor on Facebook

Website: http://www.MollysAdoptASailor.com
Location: Everywhere!
Members: 698
Latest Activity: Aug 2

Supporting our military by way of cards, letters and care packages filled with love & support from HOME

This group is the perfect place to learn all the tips and tricks of packing and mailing care packages and most important, to make a difference for those serving.  PLEASE do introduce yourself in the Comments below!!

Click "NEW MOMS READ FIRST!" here or at right under Pages.  Everything you need to know!  Email newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com with any questions.  

Where is the monthly Adoptee Mailing Address?

To access the adoptees' mailing addresses, you first need to join this private group:  MAS We SHIP Love. Once approved, you can always click here for this month's ADOPTEE MAILING ADDRESS (We Ship Love)

Where is the information about this month's adopted unit or ship?

We provide information about each month's Adoptees and their Wish List in the Discussion Forum below.  For the mailing address, see link above:  Adoptee Mailing Address.

What are Packing Parties?

Ask if one is planned in your area, or hold your own with friends and family!  By carefully following a few simple rules and completing our forms, your group's shipping costs to that month's Adoptees will be paid by MAS (must be a group; individuals don't qualify).  To request information, send email to webmaster@mollysadoptasailor.com.  MAS can also provide you a letter with Federal Tax ID for requesting donations. There is some info. just to the right of this text-underneath the members photo's.. "Packing Party Information" ..Check it out.

What is the most critical or best thing you can send?  Your SUPPORT!

What counts here is the morale of our military and how we can boost it with a touch of love from home.  We have a great time here each month sharing, chatting, planning, packing and mailing our appreciation to our deployed. 

Will you get a 'thank you' from the deployed military who receive your package?

We hope you do but can't guarantee it as they are engaged in their vital work and often in harm's way.  Include your email address in your note (best bet) or add a self addressed envelope (no need for a stamp on it) and paper and pen, and ask if a note is possible in your letter.  Replies and photos from our adoptee Point of Contact (POC) will be posted here and on our MAS Facebook page as they come in.

BOXES: Get APO/FPO large priority-mail boxes at your post office, OR call the USPS - 800-610-8734, say "Order supplies" and then ask for the Military Pack.  They'll send you six priority-mail large boxes for military, tape, and labels, all for free.  You can order cases of 10 and 25 online sent for free, too; choose size under "select format" at right on that page.  Send up to 70 lbs per box (that's 7.7 bricks!) at a discount of $2 below the regular rate. 

Click here for your MAS (Molly's Adopt a Sailor) stickers.  Please print and add these stickers to your boxes - we get new adoption requests when these are seen on dozens of boxes in the mail! 

Questions?  Please contact "PAT L in IL" at newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com.  Pat is a wonderful source of information.  She can explain to you how MAS works and get you started.  We have a TON of fun here in our group every month, so jump in and get ready to rock with MAS!!

Comment Wall

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Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on December 1, 2008 at 5:21pm
this has been too awesome here!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 1, 2008 at 5:15pm
It's so amazing how this works, we thought we might do something nice for the sailors on the Rodney Davis but I think we are the ones that are getting the rewards from the program. It is so nice to be able to help others - I just know their holidays will be a little bit brighter because of everyone's efforts here.
Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on December 1, 2008 at 5:06pm
this is me crying tears of happiness.Dam you ladies...boohoo hooobooohooobooo
Why can't we just make a NAVYformoms town...thats it..
WOW mental pic.....
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on November 30, 2008 at 6:58pm
Just checking to be sure but do we place a star on the back of the envelopes with the calling cards enclosed?
Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on November 27, 2008 at 6:35pm
They can call from the ship. It is a payphone, that uses a phone card. so they might get cut off suddenly, but it is worth it.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 27, 2008 at 12:21pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all -

Can't tell you how many times my eyes have welled up today, watching the news this morning as they show clips from Iraq and other places where we have our military stationed. As they get to say a quick hello to their families back here ...it makes our efforts here so important!!!

I was thinking of putting our son's picture on the dining room table today so I could just think he was here for dinner! However he made this wonderful turkey out of a juice can and construction paper when he was five years old and it has always been part of our centerpiece - this year I'm going to treasure it even more. Wishing everyone a great day!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 26, 2008 at 9:47pm
Joslinda, it's all about the love and holiday cheer that you are sending!
Thank you for your hard work on this project.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 26, 2008 at 9:46pm
Happy Thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on November 26, 2008 at 8:46pm
Joslinda, Many Huggs & Many Thanks to both you & your Mother.
It is tooooo awesome! It's so overwhelming of the ourpouring of love to our sailors.

Thank you again Sponge Dawn for all that you've done.

Many thanks to everyone here.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Blessings, Karen
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on November 24, 2008 at 3:01am
Free phone cards
https://www.operationuplink.org/

Shell, quit walking, you don't need Walgreens anymore.....
 
 
 

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