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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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: 692
Latest Activity: Oct 14

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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Molly's Adopt A Sailor to add comments!

Comment by carols_kitchen on January 24, 2019 at 11:18pm

Welcome Nic’ole’. Tell us about your sailor’s journey. 

Comment by carols_kitchen on December 3, 2018 at 1:31pm

I'm trying to update my profile. It's not letting me do that. Anyone else?

Comment by Kim (Ethan's Mom) on November 10, 2018 at 11:00am

I received a thank you email this morning!

I wanted to be sure that I did not forget to send you a great big THANK YOU for all of the snacks and goodies you sent.

May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas season!



Comment by carols_kitchen on August 31, 2018 at 5:02pm

Oh my, Nita. Yes, we remember our pillowcase sewers. Glad to have you back.  Carol. 

Comment by NitaSewBee on August 31, 2018 at 5:00pm

Pat L... thank you. I feel the love...I have been trying to get back on here, but no matter  how I tried,  my profile wasn't working.  so I  had to start from scratch, which was fun NOT. I was hoping somewhere in Navy Mom land, someone would remember me .I've since taken up quilting, trying to sew more and all that fun and exciting stuff

After I revamp my sewing room, I will get back into the  pillowcase game. Right now I have to get my room cleaned so we can sleep in it again...have a great day

Comment by Pat L. in IL on August 29, 2018 at 11:14pm

NitaSewBee, Welcome Back!!!!

Comment by carols_kitchen on August 10, 2018 at 7:21am

Welcome TrueBritt. Glad to have you here. Tell us about your recruit or Sailor. This page is where we started Molly’s Adopt a Sailor. Our mission of the month is announced here, and also on our Facebook page. 

Let us know if you have any questions. I’m a submarine Mom. 


Comment by carols_kitchen on July 15, 2018 at 5:46pm

Phoenix make my mouth water. I don’t know the answer to your food question. Remind me to ask on our Facebook page. I’d he working on shore? 

Comment by carols_kitchen on July 15, 2018 at 5:38pm

Welcome darsatm. Will you be our ATM, lol? 

Tells us about yourself and your sailor

we are also on Facebook, which is where you will see us almost everyday. 


Comment by Phoenixmom on July 13, 2018 at 10:19am

Good Morning Carols_Kitchen, I kinda figured it would be to good to be true, As it is I'm having a hard time getting paperwork from him mailed from his Carrier. And yes long hours of work and Duty. Oh well he will have to wait till he comes down, but then How would I pack it for him to take back, how would dry ice hold up in the Box? never done anything like this before. I'm thinking dozens of tamales, deep firied Burritos (green Chili) Posole you know the traditional stuff he said he would be down for christmas so I want to make sure he takes some food back. him and buddies live in Barracks which looks like a nice two bedroom apt. And I know they dont do no cooking so I thought it would be nice to load him up with some home cooked meals to share. Thank You for your response and I will wait for a How to response thank you!


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