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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


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Jefferson Co, IL get together

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Jefferson Co, IL get together

Time: July 22, 2010 from 5:15pm to 7:30pm
Location: Ryan's Steakhouse
Street: 4615 Broadway Street
City/Town: Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-972-9131
Event Type: meet_&_greet, packing_party, southern_illinois, deppers, il_families
Organized By: carols_kitchen
Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2010

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Meet & Greet--very informal. Ryan's Steakhouse, Mt. Vernon, IL. Dutch treat. Restaurant phone is (618) 244-4491
Bring family, DEPPERS, anyone interested in knowing more about Navy families.
Bring supplies for a "packing party." Looking for non-used greeting cards (including Christmas/Holiday cards) hard candies, nuts, personal hygiene, fun filled letters written/typed by your family. Include pictures or postcards of your area.
Things we enjoy, we like to work out, read magazines I would list some specific ones, but we usually get each article. A couple of us are thinking of doing some home buying when we get back so different house magazines are great to read too (I know I sound like Martha Stewart, just not the criminal type) Just

We also enjoy movies from the 80's & 90's comedies. Old Chevy Chase,
Steve Martin, John Candy comedies, ect... As far as snacks go we all have sweet
tooth's, enjoy beef jerky, packaged cookies, Star Bucks double shot drinks, Red
Bulls, stuff like that.

We love anything you guys send, homemade foods, movies, magazines, baby wipes, cigars (bad habit but we like 'em), Dunkin Donuts coffee whole bean or ground, old/used movies,

, gum, whatever you guys would like to send :). There are
currently 7 females on our compound. Anything special for them would be

Join for an idea of items to bring for the Meet & Greet. I have shipping money from one of our wonderful veterans.

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Comment by carols_kitchen on July 7, 2010 at 12:07pm
Yeah Robbin!
Comment by Jessie'smom &dad Ship 14 Div 094 on July 7, 2010 at 12:55am
Hope everyone had a great 4Th of July it was our first with out our son Jessie but,stayed on the phone most of the day

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