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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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I heard from the chaplain this morning.  I had talked to a base chaplain in June looking for a Marine

for a friend of mine.  While chatting, I asked about groups and said she'd put me in touch with one.

And this morning he wrote:

Good morning Mrs. Lamberson, 

I am the chaplain a Marine unit (CLB-2) that has just arrived in Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck.   I am the relief for CLB-4 and Chaplain Potter.   He had a few pillowcases left that you had sent him and they have been a big hit with our unit.   The Marines appreciate the ‘touch of home’ the pillowcases convey.  Everything they have is very institutionalized, so I think the uniqueness of each case is refreshing. 

Thanks again and Blessings,

 Chaplain Riley   CLB-2

We need 528.  I would like to start this week as posted.

wave 1   8-15 thru 8-18          DONE  194 mailed

Ginnie - 25, Cathy K - 20, Birdie - 50, Ethel W - 18, Janis R - 22, Terri B - 35, Patty B - 24

wave 2   8-29 thru 9-1            DONE 104 mailed

 Susan S - 30, Rose - 28, Birdie - 25, Debbie M - 21 

wave 3  9-12 thru 9-15

Nancy W - 30, Terri B - 25, Ally - 40*, Lyn L - 25*,  Linda L - 20,  Betty N -35*, Sue - 25,

Mary -25, Eldora - 8*


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they look great Lyn!  thank you!

Ladies you do a fabulous job in supporting our troops. The pics of the pillow cases are awesome. Thanks for what you do!   <3

thank you!

Betty got a note from Chaplain Riley:

Hi Sue:

    Received a nice note from Chaplin Thomas Riley and I quote'


Dear Mrs Filson:

Just sending a note letting you know that we received your pillowcases.

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. The pillowcases are a nice

touch of home and the Marines enjoy them. We have a lot of fun handing

 them out and seeing which ones they chose.

                    God Bless,

                        Chaplin Riley 


I have another dozen to go if needed...let me know...



got this note this morning:

Hello Sue,

Our unit is returning home soon and I wanted to again thank you for all the wonderful pillowcases.  Receiving the pillowcases was one of the highlights of our deployment.  We had so much fun handing them out.   The Marines loved them and we continually received comments about them.   I appreciate all the time, effort, and heart in each pillow.  You have a wonderful assembly of volunteers.  Many wrote notes in the pillowcases and enjoyed hearing from the Marines.

Thanks for reaching out to the CLB-2 Marines and helping us through our deployment.  Blessings to you and your family.

Semper Fidelis,

Chaplain Riley



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