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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

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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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Meet and Greet - Pillowcase project for Wound Warriors

Event Details

Meet and Greet - Pillowcase project for Wound Warriors

Time: September 21, 2013 from 9am to 2pm
Location: St. Marks Lutheran Church
Street: 7869 Kingswood Dr.
City/Town: Citrus Heights, CA
Website or Map:…
Event Type: service, project, to, benefit, wound, warrios
Organized By: Paymaster
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2013

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Event Description

Annual Wound Warrior Pillowcase Service Project

Hosted by Jody Groves

Several years ago a number of us Navy Mom’s got together to make pillowcases, to be sent out to sailors deployed at sea over the Christmas holiday. Since then this project has transitioned into an annual service project benefiting the Wound Warriors Project. 

It’s a great day, spending time together and working on this wonderful project.  You don't have to sew to work on this project. Many come and help with the ironing,  some learn to pin and sew, others purchase fabric and then we have our cheerleaders:) This is not limited to military mom’s.

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Comment by Paymaster on September 20, 2013 at 10:42pm

Rachael....Sorry you won't be able to join us.  You will be missed.

Comment by Navy Mom x3 on September 20, 2013 at 4:02pm

I really wanted to be there tomorrow but I am so behind after going to Texas.  I need to stay home and see my husband :)  Have fun ladies!

Comment by Paymaster on September 16, 2013 at 11:09pm

My plan for food is to do a salad bar.  Susan/SN is bringing the plates, forks and so forth.  I am bring, salad, chicken, crotons, salad dressing, almonds, bacon bits.  My girlfriend from the sewing guild is bringing cheese, bread and butter.  I am also bringing donuts in the morning.  So if there is anything else that someone would want to bring, please feel free too.

LindaKo Comment by LindaKo on September 12, 2013 at 1:47pm

I will be there...Will also bring my ironing board and iron, but plan on sewing again.  Regarding food what can I bring?  Looking sooo forward to seeing everyone!!!!

Comment by Nic'smama on September 11, 2013 at 1:00am

Hi Paymaster, yes my mother and I will each bring a sewing machine and serger. :)  I will be more than happy to bring waters, lemonade, ice tea and cups too.  I'm so looking forward to meeting everyone :)

Comment by Paymaster on September 10, 2013 at 10:08pm

Nic's mama.....So glad you and your mom will be able to make it!  As of right now I believe there will be 10 +mom's but that can change as we get closer. 

Can you tell me if either you or your will be bringing a sewing machine to sew with?


My plan is to provide a salad bar for everyone, so if you would like to bring some water's that would be outstanding. 



Comment by Nic'smama on September 8, 2013 at 10:55pm

Hi Paymaster!  My mom and I will be there to sew! We are very excited because this is our first time and I unfortunately have missed all the M&Gs in the area.  I would love to bring something to eat or drink.  How many will be attending?

Comment by Paymaster on September 7, 2013 at 9:13pm

Yeepie Vicky!  Heard so many great things about your mom. It will be nice to meet her.


Comment by Vickyrun on September 4, 2013 at 11:50am

Put me down as 2 people, My Mom is coming with me and bringing her sewing machine.

Comment by Paymaster on September 4, 2013 at 8:41am

Yeepie Rachael is coming!  Hope your hand has healed?


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