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 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 - America's Navy and 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."


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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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: May 8

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

May, 2020 - Adoption Suspended

Started by Pat L. in IL May 1. 0 Replies

April, 2020 - Adoption Suspended

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Angela (Kristen's Mom) Apr 1. 1 Reply

March, 2020 Adoption - Group on the USS Oak Hill

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Kim (Ethan's Mom) Mar 7. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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

Comment by Baker1013 on January 21, 2020 at 12:36pm

Hello!  Thank you for the add!

My Sailor had PIR December 13th and is currently in Goose Creek, hopefully starting "A" school soon.  

It's been an adjustment having him not need me for anything and I am trying to find small ways that I can help our new "Navy Family"  I don't do a LOT of sewing, but I have made costumes for our Church Christmas Pageant  so I am hoping that is enough talent to help out.  

Our Church group gets together for different projects and I wanted to bring this project to them to see if we can get a bunch done.

I do love this Navy for Moms website!!  It has been so helpful on this new journey!

Comment by carols_kitchen on January 21, 2020 at 12:11pm

Welcome Baker1013. Tell us more about you and your Sailor. 


Comment by carols_kitchen on December 18, 2019 at 5:07pm

Hi there. Our son got the job he wanted. He will be working for Electric Boat through General Dynamic. His last assignment had him in dry dock with the USS Mt Pillior (sp? Still brain freeze from bell ringing with the a Salvation Army) in Groton, CT. He and his wife bought a home in Norwich, CT, since he knew 12 years was it for him. He is going back as a supervisor.  It’s been fun watching his pix as he spends down his unused vacation days. 

I expect to still be with you here on Molly’s Adopt a Sailor for a while longer. 

Comment by Jeano on December 6, 2019 at 7:47am


Comment by Pat L. in IL on December 2, 2019 at 7:59pm


Comment by Jeano on November 29, 2019 at 10:12am

Hi Guys! Have been away a LONG time...whow has everyone been??? How was Thanksgiving??? ❤️

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 22, 2019 at 7:25pm

I asked her to log in the site Navy Moms and gave her this site, she said she will look into it. And I will relate the message as well. I told her you ladies do such a great job and many on here as well pitch in and help. she thought it was amazing to have a site like this that would help. she said there are many that are alone.

Comment by carols_kitchen on November 22, 2019 at 7:21pm


we need one person onboard who could act as point of contact. Is there a Chaplin on the ship? Or an LPO? There needs to be an office space for storage of care boxes for about a week or so. Carol

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 22, 2019 at 6:48pm

Ladies I have a Question, I had spoken earlier to an Ombudsman for the USS Theodore CVN 71, and she wanted to know how they could get adopted without a Sailor putting in for it. She mentioned there are many a Sailors on the Carrier who have no family and she thinks it would be a Great thing to do. I mentioned how My Son helped me to find a Sailor on Coronado Base who I could send a care package to who had no family and told her about what you ladies do about adopting a division or group on ships. she was so excited to here that there is a site on here that does this. I explained I help out on Boot camp Moms.

Comment by carols_kitchen on November 7, 2019 at 2:26pm

A reminder from me only. I'm near Mayport, NAS JAX, and Kings Bay. Anyone else?


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