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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 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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This is a ship that has both Marines and Sailors on board. We will be working on and every other week shipping schedual to make it easier on us and the Ship. We will be starting with the 22nd MEU as they will have the numbers for me first. They have heard a lot about us from the USS Boxer and are looking forward to getting our pillowcases. I have heard from the XO, CMC and the RP1 (chaplains office) and we are crunching numbers.


Please make sure you email both Sue and I so we can make sure things go smoothly. Let's have fun and show them some Heads At Ease Love.



I recieved this from the Chaplain for the 22nd.MEU:

The Chaplain for the ship is so overwhelmed by what we are doing, he said in all his years in the Navy this is the first time someone is making them all something hand-made. That made my heart fill with joy.

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I got a thank you note from a medical person on the Boxer recently.  I asked her if she had friends on other ships.  So she told me of a friend on the USS Bataan who is replacing them.

How cool is that?

Yep and this is the start of a busy time for all of us. thank you Jesus I got the new Machine. Well Fabric to press and cut time to get ready to rumble.

This is exciting!  I am ready to make more too! Sue, I have 67 ready.  First time I think I posted a comment.  Lol

This is Barbara from Cali.  :-)

Barbara, That is great, I have you on the list. there is a first time for everything LOL.


Hooyah trevorsmom!

that's funny Barbara that this is your 1st comment!  You have been helping on a regular

basis!  Glad to have you on board!

pcs from: 1.  Glenece and her quilting group in TN and 2.  Marilu and her group in TX

Beautiful!!!  They will be so happy!!

here are mrsb's pcs and the special one that she made for the doc who helped pave the way for us to do the ship:

Wow, you are fast Sue!!!  I did change out the Navy pc, just didn't take a new picture.  :)

Good job! Those are nice looking pillowcases. 

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.

Thanks trevorsmom!!!  When do we get to see your pcs?  :)


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