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. 

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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 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!!

Comment Wall


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Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on November 10, 2008 at 5:35pm
That's great! Yeah I've got to get online and order a kit.
Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on November 10, 2008 at 4:21pm
This is from the USPS
1 800 610 8734
select option #1 then #1 again.
Ask for the Military kit ~[boxes] ~or military pack~[envelopes]
You receive 6 boxes Tape, packaging materials and labels
You should get these in 7-10 days.
They will ask if you have someone *deployed* that's it!!!
And its all FREE!!!!
register once and get a customer ID# for reordering...
its that easy!!
I didn't know if this was posted here ...just playing it safe...
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on November 10, 2008 at 3:25pm
It's only a suggestion but maybe we should write NCCE on back of envelopes with those with No Calling Cards Enclosed? That way we do not indicate one way or another if there is something or not.
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on November 10, 2008 at 3:21pm
So we are placing a Star with calling cards enclosed on the back of the envelopes, is that correct?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 10, 2008 at 2:25pm
Such great support coming in for our Davis sailors --- it should really help brighten that ship up!
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on October 31, 2008 at 12:18am
A young man wrote his mom and told her about a boy that gets no mail AT ALL in bootcamp. On top of that, the guys make fun of him.

Thought you guys might want to know...

SR Rodriquez, D.
DIV 020 Ship 09
Recruit Training Command
3415 Sailor Drive
Great Lakes, IL 60088

Thank you!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 28, 2008 at 3:46pm
Cathy, there is probably some great information on that site that we can share with families that won't have their sailors home with them this year. Thanks for finding the address - I'm going to take a peak at it tonight.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 28, 2008 at 10:27am
Regarding our July EOD group:

LT Alexander T. Campbell
(Address not available or expired.)

This is what is currently posted for our EODs that we adopted in July. They generally will post this message when they return to the states or if there has been no communication from the group for 60 days or more. So hoping each of these EODs are back in the USA to enjoy the holidays this year but there are so many others that won't be and everyone's efforts here will be so appreciated.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 28, 2008 at 9:21am
Mary/Helen, I will work on that EOD group this morning for you. They were our first adoptees back in July. Hoping that they are stateside now but I will get back to you.

Molly - that is a great article, too bad they didn't include a web address. I'm gonna dig around when I can.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 27, 2008 at 9:47am
The overwhelming kindness of the moms on this group is never ending!

Just wanted to clarify the mission for the holidays is to support the sailors of the USS Rodney M. Davis with some holiday cheer. In working with their chain of command, phone cards were identified as an item that would be well received due to space and as a gift that the sailors could use while on deployment. They can put them in their wallets and use them when they pull into a port. Almost like the gift that keeps giving - the sailor receives the gift and the receiptant of that phone call will enjoy the gift as well!

Does that mean you cannot send packages? Certainly not, I'm sure our sailors would love some home made cookies and such. We are just hoping that our efforts collectively will be able to support the full crew and make everyone's holiday brighter. We will be mailing boxes of candy canes for the crew on behalf of his group.

The needs of a fleet sailor can be quite different from some of the groups that we have adopted over the past months. Although our practice has been to adopt a new group each month, many of our moms continue to support past adoptees and if anyone would like to send care packages to previous groups, I'm sure they would be very welcomed. Just sent me a note and I will check on the status of that particular group. I know some of our earlier groups were due to rotate before the holidays.

Mail for the USS Rodney M. Davis are sent to one point of contact for distribution to the crew.

Thank you for supporting these sailors!!!

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