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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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Heads at Ease pillowcase project - our motto is: ALL OR NONE

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Heads at Ease pillowcase project - our motto is:                         ALL OR NONE

We make/mail pillowcases for deployed military: Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard & Nat Guard. As of 9-1418, we have made/given out 82,816 since 6- 08! YTD 2018 is 5,217  We have note cards & labels, please send me a message for them.

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/heads/forum/topics/mailing-label
Location: Tucson, AZ
Members: 203
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2018

Discussion Forum

2018 groups

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady May 6, 2018. 2 Replies

Hospice Veterans       12USS Iwo Jima           2,800  DONEAF unit                      50Hospice Veterans         6 + 8 lap quiltsMarine Vet                   1USS Oak Hill             258 so far  need 732Hospice Veterans       17  (1 was given to…Continue

2017 Misc groups

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady Aug 7, 2017. 13 Replies

160     USS Texas                    Done408     USS Lake Champlain     Done353     USS Michael Murphy      Done70       OH National Guard Unit   Done338     AF 354th Bulldogs           Done200      OH National Guard Unit   Done     this was a…Continue

USS Wasp, USS San Antonio, USS Whidbey Island

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady Mar 19, 2017. 23 Replies

We mailed over 2,00 pillowcases to the USS Wasp, which is carrying the 22nd MEU, another Marine unit.As always, we will mail until we are…Continue

2016 Misc Groups

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady Mar 19, 2017. 18 Replies

Every year we send to smaller groups and I post about them in this thread.  The 1st for this year is an Army group which we did in memory of my dad.  It's an Army transport ship and my dad served on one of those in WWII.  His was a Liberty Ship…Continue

New custom forms

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady Jun 15, 2016. 3 Replies

As of June 3, 2016, the custom form for mailing to the military will change.Do NOT use these forms any longer:Form 2976 - this is the small one with 1 part of it greenForm 2976-A - this is the self carbon, 5 page form with a cover of…Continue

USS Oak Hill, USS Kearsarge, USS Arlington

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady May 15, 2016. 25 Replies

The Oak Hill is an amphibious ship carrying the 26th MEU.  We need 755 for this ship.Wave 1   12-21 thru 12-23        365   DONEWave 2  …Continue

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Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on September 15, 2018 at 9:21am

I brought 2018 list up to date.  Check it out

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on September 15, 2018 at 9:13am

nice to have you back NitaSewBee

Comment by NitaSewBee on August 30, 2018 at 12:10am

Hi Everyone. I am back. and I missed you all. I have so many memories. of  making pillowcases. I remember 2010 when I helped make pillowcases for the Abe Lincoln Christmas project for the USSS Abraham Lincoln. Sue, how have you been. So your son  is  out now, glad to hear you are still at it just the same.I was in the group when you lost your baby grandson.. Does he  have any siblings? Looking forward to reconnecting with everyone.

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 6, 2018 at 8:12pm

Heads at Ease hit a milestone on 4-27-18 when we passed the 80,000 mark in less than 10 years! The actual number was 80,412 with the last wave to the USS Iwo Jima!
Great job CREW!!!

And to celebrate, here is a great thank you note and 1 of the
reasons I still do this even though my sailor left the navy in
2011:

Good day to you fantastic Americans!!

I just wanted to reach out and express my gratitude for the cowboy boot pillowcase I received from my friend Hector who got them from your organization. You are some great people and we really appreciate what you do!!

I actually just got a new pillow and was ready to put a t-shirt over it when I saw the pillowcase on my bed.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Char, Anny, and Kathy!!

-dave (he's a marine on the Iwo Jima)

Those 3 gals are local sewers and Kathy is a grandma to a marine. She was very happy to get that note.; It is in the top row, middle with a teal cuff and red flange:

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on April 21, 2018 at 1:07pm

We will finish up the USS Iwo Jima this week.  Then we move on to another ship.

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on April 17, 2018 at 12:25am

new numbers posted.  Wave 6 for the USS Iwo Jima goes out this week.

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on April 1, 2018 at 8:00pm

We ended 2017 at 77,588.  I have posted the new numbers this year.

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on April 1, 2018 at 7:59pm

If you have some pcs or fabric that you would like to donate, please let me know!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on April 1, 2018 at 7:59pm

WOW!!!!  It has been awhile! 

Well, again I say, where does the time go? My apologies for being so tardy. A quick update:
We are currently mailing to the USS Iwo Jima. We have mailed 4 waves so far, for a total of 1,947 pcs. We need at least 700 more, so if you have some made, please let me know. Wave 5 begins tomorrow.
One of the HAE crew has a son serving abroad this ship so that is a fun connection!!
Here are a few pcs that have been sent so far:

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on November 11, 2017 at 1:35pm

Happy Veterans Day to ALL of our Veterans. Thank you for your service

 

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