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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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Aahh that elusive heart. It is the basis of the whole project. And what better symbol than a heart to show our love for our sailors.
So, I have been trying to incorporate heart fabric in every pillowcase. I've even sewn some heart fabric to the inside band like a label and wrote "navy mom love".
Then Barbara offered to embroider some hearts for me and they are beautiful! I didn't use them all for the Crommelin and tried to use them for only the ones that I made. Could you post that close up picture of your heart?

Tina found me that wonderful heart with the needle and thread. I have started to use it as my logo. I have 2 different people working on that heart.
1. as an iron on transfer. I haven't heard how that worked out.
2. a male crew member is checking with one of his friends to get them embroidered. That sounds pricey, but I will wait to hear from him.

Many of you drew a heart. I've done that too. So bottom line is I'd love for every pillowcase from HAE to have a heart. Embroidered, transferred, drawn, printed in the fabric-doesn't matter, I just would like every pc to have a heart on it.

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O.K. Will do. I'll let you know what I come up with.
Here's my heart.
Barbara, the heart is lovely!
okay Dori, could you do a mock up of this?

Pillowcases to put our Heroe's

Heart logo Heads at Ease

Every stitch made with Navy mom's love

thanks. even though I have many crew members who are not a Navy mom, this started with a Navy mom.
Will do. Probably in the morning.
I give it a big thumbs up!! I like it.
I am looking forward to seeing it.
This one is about 2 x 3 which will fit the Avery labels. I can rescale it to whatever you want ... within reason, of course! This matches Molly's labels so they will be similar size.

I like "Heads at Ease" in italics but wish it were bolder. Need to look at fonts some more!
Here is the jpeg file. Made HAE a bit larger and moved the logo up. I have to be careful because of the white background around the heart. It is a square and comes out of the background heart if I am not careful. I tried removing the white but it makes the needle too weak. Never happy.

My bad... there shouldn't be an apostrophe in Heroes

Glad this popped in my head before I fell asleep... must have been channeling Mrs. Joyce (English Teacher :) forget the previous post about the no "e"
There should be an apostrophe but it should be after the "s." We are talking about the heroes heads that are being put to ease so it is possessive. I will fix that.

Now on the "e" in heroes. I looked up in the dictionary the plural for hero. I will look again but according to the one I looked in all forms of hero have "oes" except the one for the food item. I kept looking at it because I did not like the "e." Today I will check Webster and the American dictionaries. I used an on-line one yesterday because I was lazy and didn't want to walk down the stairs for the books.
no "e" in Hero's


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