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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.

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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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The USS Mobile Bay is currently on deployment and could use a little Love From Back Home.

We have the blessing of the command and they are looking forward to seeing the Men and Women on the ship get some love from home.


We will begin shipping 357 pillowcases starting on the  10-01-2012, I will be doing the command and help out with what ever is needed to be finished.


We have 307 males and 50 females, I would like to split the females up into 2 shipments. They will be 2 weeks apart to give the first round time to travel.


IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE HAE BIG RED HEART IS ON EACH BOX. This will help them to be able to pull the boxes just by sight. If you don't have them let Sue or I know and we will send you the file to print.



Week 1- shipping 10/01/2012 (181)

 Liz W-32

Mary F-30

Rose S-32

Patty B-45

Terry D-25

Sue N-17

 This wave done

 Week 2- shipping 10/15/2012 (176)

Lyn 30

Terri B 25

Birdie 20

Cindy C-30

Judy K-25

Carol C-20

Maxine S- 20

ME- 6+ for the command, 

This Completes the Ship


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Just got this e-mail this morning. Be sure to check out their FB page!




Good Morning. My name is CS3 Exxxx and I am the secretary for MWR on board. On behalf of the USS Mobile Bay Crew, I would like to extend my gratitude to you and your crew for being so kind and so generous in what you did for us. The pillowcases came out wonderfully and we appreciate your kindness. We appreciate you so much that we have a shout out to you on our face book page. Please feel free to check out our page!!/pages/USS-Mobile-Bay-CG-53/251541868206988?fref=ts


Thank you for your time and consideration that you put into this project!


Very Respectfully,

CS3 Exxxx

Man, I am behind!  Love the photo ME and the note to you Birdie.  Here is one that came in and I am just getting around to read, reply and post:

Ms. Thompson, 

My name is Bridget xxxx and I am an Officer on the USS MOBILE BAY. I wanted to write to you and say thank you for the beautiful pillow cases and thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It is very comforting to know you are thinking of us while we are out here on deployment.


Take care and thank you again.




This one is from the CMC, This one I got today of all days. This made my day and these men and women are what I am most thankful for all year round.


Good Morning Maryellen – I wanted to reach out and let you know our crew received your pillowcases and it has lifted our morale.

We also posted photos on our Official Face Book page. Feel free to check it out and hit like to follow us on our deployment.

I sincerely appreciate the one you made for me.. and like the USN design and in red too. Nice!

 I will continue to send you photos to keep you in touch with us.

Very respectfully, Ernie

these are just some.


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