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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 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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We will be doing the USS Shoup the Week of March 25th to the 29th. There are a total 304 on this ship.


Please let Sue or I know how many you can send, also if you want to put snacks or anything in the boxes they would enjoy it.

 The command is NOT part of the 304 count.


Ladies just heard from the CMC, if there is any way you can send some snacks ( any kind) they could use some treats. The CO, XO, and CMC are not telling the crew about the PCs till they get there. Please make sure a HAE label is on each box so they can pull them from the mail quickly.








Marcia B-25

ME-  9 + 4 command

Jodi- 10

Sue L- 25

Susan S. - 40

Ally- 25

Birdie- 50

Carol A. - 25

Nancy B. - 50


Pat K - 25

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MaryEllen, It's been a while since I've contributed any pillowcases but I'd like to send some. I'm not sure of a count yet but put me down for at least 10 but I will try for more. Also, glad to hear your daughter is going to be fine.

Jodi, I am glad you are able to help, I will put you down for the 10 pc's. Thank you, she is so happy not to have to got through the pain again.


Hi Mary Ellen!!!  Please put me down for 25.  Still lovin' ya all...even though I've been absent.

I am so happy that we are able to do this ship as well!  You can add me for 25 and Susan S for 30.

Ally We have missed you but are glad you are back, Love You too.

Put me down for 50.

thanks Birdie.  change Susan S to 40

okay, a couple of more to add and then this ship is committed:

Carol A - 50

Nancy B - 50

Ginnie - 20

ME -    9 for you and the command

Ladies, Thank you all for your commitments, Please stick to you numbers so that we don't have extras going that are not needed. Don't forget to take your Pictures and send them to Sue or I. Thank You again and we start shipping on the 25th of March.


Maryellen, there are a few changes here:

Carol A is 25

Pat K is 25

We mail starting on Monday. I emailed the address yesterday.  If you didn't get it, let me know.

Shipped my 50 this morning, along with some extra goodies.

beautiful Birdie!  and I am sure they will appreciate the extra treats!  thank you!


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