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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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This letter from ALFA came on  October 25, 2010 at 4:39pm

Dear Ladies,

Thank you for your support and we apologize that some of you are upset about the turn of events with the Lincoln Pillowcase Project. ALFA is committed to supporting you in your efforts to make this project go. We would like to make you aware of the “behind the scenes” actions that will hopefully boast moral and get us back on track to make sure that the sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln know how much we appreciate and support them. First off, we would like to address the issue of Mrs. Stephanie Wilcox, the former project coordinator. It was brought to our attention that Mrs. Wilcox had not obtained approval from the CMC or CO of the Lincoln. We are aware that she obtained approval from the Strike Group 9 Legal Department but approval needed to be obtained from the CMC or CO of the Lincoln as well. After lengthy conversations with Mrs. Wilcox to obtain the information ALFA needed in order to take this project to the Lincoln for approval, she told two of our Board Members that she was quitting the project because it was too stressful. Finding a new coordinator was a logical first step for us as we did not want this project to go to the way side and reality is that command approval would not have been granted to Mrs. Wilcox. Command approval was granted to Heads at Ease as they are an established group with credibility behind them. Heads at Ease has done this project for many other service members that are serving our country. Yes, you could have sent the pillowcases you made out to your individual sailors or even to their friends but without command approval or support there was no way that all sailors would have received a pillowcase, which is the goal that we are working towards. Second, is the issue of the project name change. The name of the project was changed because not all of the pillowcases will be done in time to make it to the ship for Christmas and as an added bonus, we do not offend those service members who are not of the Christian Faith. Thank you again for your continued support of our service members! If you have any further questions please contact ussalfa@hotmail.com.


Cordially,
The Abraham Lincoln Family Association

 

 

The notes and labels that Dori has designed, have been amended to say Lincoln Family Love, as this project has now been opened up to the entire Lincoln family, not just N4M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jackie, I will ask that question. But they wanted all numbers removed.

I got this from my legal advisor on this project today:

I will send you the picture of the "shipping box label" which will show how our packages should be addressed. This is the directive from CMC. Once approved, I will upload as a PDF. This might take a day or two, but we will get it and it will or should make everyone realize that we will still be on-target.

We are slowly getting the information that we need to get the pcs moving.
Great Job Sue! Thanks for the info!
thanks Jackie. I can't wait until we finally get the information that we need to start to mail the pcs.

These are some of the pcs that I will be shipping for the Lincoln Project.

Great pillowcasess!
Matt's mom, is that "Nemo"? I like that one and the whales are great. I would pick that one. Oh but I like the airplanes, too. I have done some with the fabric that has yellow star stripes. As a matter of fact I think I did one with the same color combination as you did ... like minds? I have also used the navy with flags. I love looking at all the combinations of fabrics that people put together. They are great!
These are some pretty cool looking cases. Getting ready to send some material and blank cases to Linda to decorate for the Navigation Dept. Does any one know how many we are short?
Hey matts mom, I jsut love the clown fish material and the waves~ please please tell me where you got this material?
Cathy, great job as usual! love that turquoisy blue with flames? and the rainbow stripe with the green. It is fun to see all the combos that we put together.

Here's an example of what we do when we send pcs to other mom's children:
here is a photo of some of the S2 unit's pcs. Jackie and I split it. She has a personal friend in that unit and I just have a burden for those sailors. It must be hard for them to see so much food wasted. I really struggle doing lunch room duty with that so can understand it.
CS mom daughter's is the bright purple and lime green one. I got the balance of my pcs today. All food themed and all made by the same person. Jackie is sending generic ones so they can have a choice.

Those are beauiful. The orange fabic looks so vibrant.
I see so much gingam material on super sale what an awesom way to use it!!! I love these. I want one of the cherry pc

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