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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

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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."


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Connecticut Navy Moms


Connecticut Navy Moms

Are you a Navy mother (or other) living in Connecticut? Join us!

Location: Connecticut
Members: 56
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2018

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Started by Donna. Last reply by Donna Dec 13, 2013. 18 Replies

                CALLING  NAVY MOMS  TO CT'S HOLIDAY PACKING PARTY                      Date: Saturday November 2, 2013Time: 11:00 - (until we finish packing the last box)Place: National Association…Continue

Dinner Sunday Oct 13 at the Port 5

Started by Donna. Last reply by Donna Sep 25, 2013. 2 Replies

THe Commander from the Port 5 sent me this message. Please message me if your interested in going. Sunday Oct 13 at 4 pm Port 5 will have a ceremony to honor the 238th Birthday of the United States…Continue

My son leaves today, July 29th for GL

Started by pbarb62. Last reply by Donna Jul 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi CT moms, was wondering if anyone had someone leaving today for bootcamp.  We left my son with his recruiter last evening to take him up to MEPS and I have been crying since.  I need to hold it…Continue

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Comment by Donna on September 10, 2013 at 8:37pm

Donna,  what would I do with out you!  Your priceless!!

Comment by Valtameri on September 10, 2013 at 8:15pm

I was asking because my Girl Scout troop always does the N4Ms Holiday Project, and I was excited that this might be related.

I think it's great that there will be a packing party here in our state, and I would like to attend, but since the other project overlaps this one in time, I will have to say "maybe" until I get some details ironed out.

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on September 10, 2013 at 7:18pm

Hi Donna & Valtameri!  Excuse me for jumping in to your discussion.

The N4Ms annual Holiday Project is a totally separate group within N4M.  From my understanding these moms do a holiday project only.

Molly's Adopt a Sailor (aka MAS) is also a separate group within N4M.  However, the moms involved with MAS adopt a different forward deployed group every single month!!  We are also involved in supplying needed items to 2 Combat Support Hospitals in the sandbox.  So there is a lot going on in that group.  If you join that group I highly recommend you read the discussion, link to a post, whatever, for new members, it'll help you find your way.  There are also a group of MAS Moms who sew pillowcases (separate from the group Heads at Ease who do pillowcases also).

The MAS motto is:  "We Ship Love."  And will expire only when all our deployed are back home.

The groups adopted by MAS are submitted by officers, chaplains or the most senior enlisted person involved with the group.  We adopt all branches of the military, not just Navy.  Also, it is a registered non-profit group (Moms pooled their $$s and paid the fees to become a 501(c)(3).

No one makes any salary - everyone is volunteer!  And that includes the attorney and CPA we have to have!!  Pro bono all the way.  We are the ONLY group in the country supporting our military that can make the claim that 100% of the money we raise goes back to our troops!!!

Also, according to our by-laws, no MAS Mom can submit their child's ship, unit, division, etc. for adoption.  We know that there are many, many members of our military who never receive a letter let alone a care package (for whatever reasons), and these are the ones we hope to reach through our adoptions.

So, @Donna, no the mission for your packing party is not a N4M project or the group "Annual Holiday Project".  The mission is unique to the MAS group and is a totally separate thing.

Good question Valtameri.  I hope I gave everyone a better understanding of the Molly's Adopt A Sailor group.  It really is a great group to be a part of.  Moms from across the country all working together to grant the items on the wish lists every month.  Of course, the holiday adoption (November's mission) is special and will include whatever surprises the Mom of the Month (aka MoM) thinks up.  The adoption is for November because shipping will take place in November in order to reach whomever in time for the holidays. Make sense?

Sorry for the long comment!  Have a great time at your party.  I'm hoping to come, but I may be moving away before then, so only time will tell...

Hugs to you all!

Comment by Donna on September 10, 2013 at 5:47pm

It is from the group MAS,  Molly's Adopt A Sailor.  Molly's is on N4M's so I'm guessing it is a N4M. Project.

Do you belong to the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor.  Will you be able to make it and help us out?

Comment by Valtameri on September 10, 2013 at 12:48pm

Donna, will this be part of the N4Ms annual Holiday Project, or is this a separate thing?

Comment by Donna on September 6, 2013 at 7:54pm

Great ZWB Kathy!  We'll be making a lot of sailors smile this Christmas.  I'll be posting the wish list shortly!  Thanks ladies

Comment by ZWB/Kathy on September 6, 2013 at 10:50am
Its on my calendar!
Comment by EJ on September 5, 2013 at 8:39pm

Hi, Donna, yes, this CT mom is still around, just busy :)   I'm so glad you set up a packing party (and impressed ~ great job)!  Keep us posted what items to be looking for

Comment by Donna on September 5, 2013 at 8:29pm

MJ and Kathy,

So glad your able to help with the packing party!  Not only are we supporting our sailors but we'll all be able to share stories about our sailors.

As soon a I get the wish list items I will be posting it.  In the meantime save the date.  Thanks Donna

Comment by ZWB/Kathy on September 5, 2013 at 8:19pm
My son is scheduled to PIR on 9/27 so I'm a newbie....if you'll have me, I'll be there.

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