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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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Molly's Adopt A Sailor & VFW Packing Party

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor & VFW Packing Party

Time: January 22, 2011 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Villa Park VFW Post #2801
Street: 39 E. St. Charles Road
City/Town: Villa Park, Illinois 60181-2310
Phone: 630-668-2142
Event Type: packing, party
Organized By: Pat L. in IL and Villa Park VFW
Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2011

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Event Description

Molly's Adopt A Sailor is partnering with the Villa Park VFW to pack boxes for our January "SaberHawks". Please join us for fun and sending love to the SaberHawks. Go to Molly's page for the list of their requests this month.

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JulieR Comment by JulieR on January 18, 2011 at 11:29am
Pat, let me know if we need snacks or something for this.  I'll bring something if we need it.  I wasn't sure what the plan was.
Comment by Pat L. in IL on January 11, 2011 at 9:01am
Laura, So glad that you are joining us! Just bring whatever you choose to pack in the boxes or letters. See you on the 22nd!!!!
Laura P Comment by Laura P on January 11, 2011 at 8:53am

Do I need to bring anything to this event?



Linda K. - Steve's mom Comment by Linda K. - Steve's mom on January 8, 2011 at 1:20pm
I would like to come, but I am holding all commitments in reserve until Steve gets home and we see how his MANY plans fit into the schedule.  He wants to show his fiance Sarah all around the Chicago area since she has never been here before.
Comment by Pat L. in IL on January 6, 2011 at 9:09am
Good morning Lauren, I am going to the Ladies Auxilary meeting on Jan. 10 and this is one of the things we will discuss. SO glad you are attending. Luv ya!
Comment by lauren on January 6, 2011 at 2:12am
Hi Pat..I wondering what I can bring to the drinks???
Comment by Pat L. in IL on December 29, 2010 at 5:55pm

Sue, You may want to rethink that Sugar thing!! HE SNORES!! Reservation confirmed!


Kim, I have 2 empty bedrooms! Want to join the sleepover??

Sue Comment by Sue on December 29, 2010 at 5:00pm
Hope you're prepared for THIS houseguest!  I get dibs on Sugar!!  See you Friday the 21st!!  (weather permitting of course)
Kimmy P Comment by Kimmy P on December 29, 2010 at 4:47pm
Count me in!!

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