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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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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).  


RTC Graduation

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

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


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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



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


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.

Location: Tucson, AZ
Members: 207
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2023

Discussion Forum

Mailing label

Started by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor. Last reply by JustMom Dec 18, 2019. 64 Replies

Here is the Heads at Ease mailing label: When we mail pillowcases to our "own" groups (not one of Molly's adopted groups), use this label only on the package. If the pillowcases are going to one of Molly's adopted groups, use both labels. Both…Continue

Tags: Ease, pillowcases, at, Heads, labels

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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Heads at Ease pillowcase project - our motto is: ALL OR NONE to add comments!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 13, 2021 at 5:38pm

No worries. We have all been new.   send me a private message so we can chat

Comment by shellyh on May 13, 2021 at 5:37pm

Sorry I sent my message to this whole to all this!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 13, 2021 at 5:34pm

To:  shellyh

You sent out a message to the whole group. We don't do it that way.  If you want to PM about your son, his unit/ship, when he's leaving etc, I would be glad to chat with you.  Thanks!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 13, 2021 at 5:32pm

Thanks B'sNukeMoM/!  It was not a goal that I was working towards when I started this in 2008! 

But in late 2019 when we mailed over 4600  to the Lincoln in 8 weeks, it pushed up fast really fast.  So in 2020, that 100,000 mark kind became important to me!  And 1 of 5 sewers hit it on that date.  I go by when they tell me they mailed. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 13, 2021 at 12:29pm

Sue - Wow!  That's awesome ;-D  I'm sure you've made many a sailor happy.  Thank you for all you do!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 13, 2021 at 12:00pm

100,000 and counting! 

13 years ago my son was deployed on the USS Abraham Lincoln and I sent the muffins that arrived moldy!  In June of 2008 I made 4 patriotic pillowcases to replace the "birthday" muffins and told the guys in his cube to celebrate their birthdays with the country's. 

On November 27,2020, we hit the milestone of 100,000 made and sent to our deployed military! 

Our current numbers are 102,226 and counting!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 13, 2021 at 11:58am

Oh boy!  It has been over a year since I posted on here!  My apologies.  I have that FB book and it seems that's all that I can keep up with!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on January 17, 2020 at 1:18pm

I sure don't know where the time goes in my life, but I can say that November and December were 2 busy and intense months for me.

We adopted the Lincoln and mailed pillowcases every week for 8 weeks.  The HAE crew is absolutely amazing as we accomplished the goal of 4800 in that time frame.  There was another group who helped with 295 but the HAE crew did the rest. 

Baker1013 please send me a message with your email address and I will send you some patterns.  We would love your help!

Comment by Baker1013 on January 17, 2020 at 12:53pm

Is there a specific pattern that is used?  I have a group at church that sometimes likes to take on sewing projects and this sounds like it could be beneficial to all parties involved.

Thank you for any information....

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on November 23, 2019 at 12:12am

It is a confirmed GO with the USS Abraham Lincoln.  We are mailing pillowcases to the entire ship. We will be over 2,000 sent in 3 weeks by next Wednesday.

If you would like to help with this project please send me a pm. 

Thanks!  Here are some photos of pcs that we sent already.


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