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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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We have a great group from Ft Hood, as we all know Ft Hood takes a very special piece of mine and Sue's heart. This group is in need of some love from home and we are the ladies to send it their way. There are 600 in this group and we will be breaking it down into 3 waves. The First on will start shipping right after Chrismas. Please remember that it is cold in Afghanistan so if you want to include Chocolates in your box go right ahead, just make sure they are in ziplock bags please. Please make sure you send both Sue and I an email with your counts and the wave you would like to ship on, it looks like we got the first one covered.



Wave 1:  12-28 to 01-02-13

Susan S-30mailed

Debbi M-57mailed


Cabbage Rose Quilt Shop-30-mailed

Sue L-36 mailed

Gwen -50 mailed

Pat B-90-mailed


Wave 2: 1-12-13 to 1-16

Ally -40

Betty F-36 mailed

Brenda P -25 mailed

Linda S 28

Betty N-30

Cecilia A-32


 Arlene-60 mailed

Gina- 29


I will be doing the POC and the FRG on this one.

This is the picture that started the Ft Hood project.


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Miss Birdie, I will put you down for 20 on Wave 2. Thanks for your help.

Let me know if you still need some for wave 3. I could get some done for that one as well.

Thanks Birdie, I will keep you posted


Do we need any other pillowcases for this unit?  I will soon have 35 done.

We will not be needing to do a wave 3 after all.  I would like to see wave 2 start mailing now and finishing on

1-12 if possible.

Maryellen contacted me about a ship last night, and that will start about the 15th or so.

So Lyn, Birdie, Terry D and Terry B could we move you all to the new ship?  Thanks for being flexible ladies!

Sure - just please let me know when!!!  Is there a thread for the new ship yet?

Terry D, Check your email


You can put down that Brenda P, Arlene, Betty F and Gwen have all mailed.

please take out Cindy S, Ethel, Terri B, Terry D

Gina's have been mailed.  Ally, have you mailed yours yet?

ALL have been mailed!  Arlene mailed 55, Cecila mailed 37.  thank you everyone!


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