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



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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."


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



Molly's Adopt A Sailor


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

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

Molly’s Adopt A Sailor on Facebook

Location: Everywhere!
Members: 697
Latest Activity: Feb 10

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 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  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  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!!

Discussion Forum

♥We Stitch Love Project♥

Started by diane {Shawns mom}. Last reply by Kim (Ethan's Mom) Feb 6. 723 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 25, 2008 at 6:49pm
Hi Ladies, I did my grocery shopping at Krogers today and at the registers that have $10 International phone cards available. you just need to hand them to the cashier for activation. If you don't have Krogers in your area, I suspect all of the larger grocery stores also offer them as well.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 24, 2008 at 2:45pm
It's an ugly rainy weekend here, I may start writing out Christmas cards for our Sailors. You just know this next month is going to fly by!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 21, 2008 at 10:26pm
Jackie, thanks for sharing your email with us. Some months we do get to hear from our adoptees and it is so heartwarming.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 21, 2008 at 8:11am
Morning Pat - I think Molly is still sleeping!! (she will kick me for that!) Any brand phone card will do. I think you can find them at the grocery stores, gas stations, Sams Clubs, Costco, etc. just about any where they sell calling cards.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 21, 2008 at 8:09am
Yes Janet, you have it right and I believe just about every grocery store, Costco, Sam's Club, etc. sell the phone cards.

Thanks for your support!
Comment by carols_kitchen on October 16, 2008 at 6:00pm
Since Teresa posted the one letter we both received, I will post the other.

From Walter S, Port Security Specialist, 2nd Class
I wanted to send you a quick thank you from all of us here. I am not in the Navy, but I a working with them. I am deployed here with my Coast Guard Unit PSU 309. We are a part of a combined group working together with the Army. We are doing well and the card (*I sent 100 greeting cards for anyone to mail out) will be put to use. I can't believe Christmas is sneaking up on us. I hope you don't mind me answering your letter. I just wanted to say Thank You. I also want to welcome your son to the Military Family.
We may all be from different branches of service but we are all working together as one team.
God Bless
PS. I know a lot of people who are not happy about the whole In-Bev thing, too.
(*In-Bev was in relation to mentioning the latest Budweiser merger as we live close to St. Louis.)
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on October 6, 2008 at 10:01pm
I've asked this question many times and I'm always told homemade could get moldy. And I guess since they have no preservatives in them, maybe that's why. Somebody needs to call their Sailor and find out the truth!!! lol
Comment by CCR on October 3, 2008 at 11:08pm
So do you think they might need tupperware type things for their fridges and microwaves? Is that what you understood?
Comment by Pat L. in IL on September 22, 2008 at 10:39pm
Hi, Did anyone else receive the IPeace email from "Midge"? It was in my email supposedly from someone in this group. No one wants peace more than a military mom but how would you negotiate peace with someone who thinks it is okay to decapitate someone? How do you negotiate peace with someone who thinks that if a woman is raped, it is her fault and she is stoned to death? How do you negotiate peace in a place where possession of a bible is punishable with death? Actually, I think this site was somehow compromised and this email was sent. Would really like to know if anyone else received it. Pat (As you might be able to guess, it kind of ticked me off!
Comment by Brenda Sue on September 22, 2008 at 4:22pm
Hey - I was told that they need a stamp - but the military puts it on there for them. Once the letter gets to the states, it must have a stamp on it to be delivered.

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