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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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this one was made at my school.

I wanted to share this with everyone, I think we all got one but I can't believe we touched them in the way we did. God Bless You All


I wanted to personally thank you for the smiles and joy you brought to our crew yesterday. Sailors are still talking about the gifts that you and the others at Heads at Ease provided for us. The Captain, who was given two pillow cases made by you, mentioned this morning that her pillow case smelled like aroma therapy and that she woke up with a smile because of it. Other Sailors mentioned that it was cool to have such a personalized gift given to them from complete strangers.
As an American Sailor for 25 years, I have spent more than my fair share away from my family and these gifts really touched me. It made me think of home a bit more last night than I have in a while, I even took some time out to call my lovely wife of 24 years to share the experience with her.
Thank you. Thank you so very much. Please keep caring for my brothers and sisters in arms. They are so amazing and make me so proud that my heart swells when others see them the same way I do.
Thank you!

Very humbly yours,
CMDCM(SW) Rxxx Hxxxxxx

Here are the Pictures of the ones made for Command, Sorry for the late post


they look beautiful  thank you for doing this special work for our troops!   great note!  What a wonderful man!  And he told me that he was mean.  haha

I recieved this this morning, it brought me to tears of Joy.


Ms. Peller: Thank you for the fantastic personalized pillow case. I love it! The fabric is great with the ships, submarines, aircraft and USN logos on it, and the personalization of it makes me smile every time I see it. Plus, the fabric smells so good – it’s like a dose of aroma therapy every time I lay my head down for sleep. I’ll be sad when it gets sent to ship’s laundry and come back clean but not smelling nearly as good as it does now.

Your willingness to share your time and talent making something just for me makes me super appreciative of the generosity of great Americans just like you.
Thank you!

And by the way, I did one tour of duty in Mayport, FL from 2005-2006. So, I’ve had a special connection to Florida ever since.
Currently, my husband and I live in Bellevue, WA – about 5 miles outside of downtown Seattle and I am stationed in Everett, WA.
USS SHOUP is currently deployed to the Middle East and is scheduled to return home in the Fall of 2013.

All the best to you and your family,



CDR J Cxxxx

I received this photo and email the other day.  The CO gave permission to post.  Great job crew!

Ladies: Attached is a photo of me (middle - having a very bad hair day after 
wearing a ball cap for 14 hrs :-), the Executive Officer, CDR Bryant  (to 
the left), and Command Master Chief Rick (to the right).

I also also given a white pillow case with pretty red trim - one of the 
Sailors picked that one out for me because she thought it "suited my 
personality" which I thought was pretty amusing.  Carol A made that one.

We love our pillowcases!


CDR Jxxx Cxxx
Commanding Officer

This came in today from the Shoup's XO



Dear Ms. Peller,

Thank you so much for the pillowcase you sent to me! As a Sailor deployed away from home and family it means a lot to know that there are people who care about us and who are willing to take the time to provide a way for us to personalize the one space to the ship that is truly our own – our bed!

As the Executive Officer, I inspect the ship’s berthing spaces on a daily basis, and I am very happy to see that the majority of our Sailors have pillowcases from heads at ease on their racks – they certainly add a touch of home and a little personality to the ship.

Thanks again!

What a great note!   I would love to see a berthing with all of those colorful pcs in the racks!

thanks for posting!


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