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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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Ladies As we celabrate the 4th of July, Independence Day, we are taking on a Destroyer I have gotten the blessing of the command and we will be start shipping soon. We will be doing this in 2 waves at 145 each shippment. Please email Sue or myself with the counts and which wave you want to ship on. God Bless you ALL and Happy 4th of July. There is a total of 290 on this ship.



Wave 1- Ship  the week of July 9th.

20 females and 125 males

 Sue L 41

Lynn L 7f and 18 m

Ally 30

Susan S. 30

Brenda -20

Total 146 




Wave 2- Ship the week of July 23rd.

20 female and 125 males

Pat (Phoebe) Barber      25

Terri B                               25

Marcia Bayless                20

Maxine Schroat               25

Mary Freeland                 24

Rose Small                      25


 Total 144

I will be doing the specials for the command they are not in the total count.

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Ladies I recieved an email from our contact on the ship, all the boxes have arrived and he will pass them out and take pictures.He will send pictures as soon as they can. I guess they have been busy  but it good to know that they got them all. You all did a great job.



That is good to know. So glad they will be handed out soon...

I can;'t wait for the pictures, they even said I can post them so everyone can see.

got this email today:

On Friday, January 4, 2013, Brent xxxx wrote:
Mrs. Lamberson -
Sue --
My name is Commander Brent xxxx and I am a former CO of the USS STETHEM. This past summer, you and your team sent us a package from the Heads at Ease project. 
I regret the time it took me to thank you. We were in the midst of a busy deployment and then I got swept away moving back to the states and getting settled. I check into my next job next week and am enjoying just a little "downtime" before getting back to work. 
This is a belated THANK YOU on behalf of the crew of STETHEM. It is always nice to get "touches from home" whenever you are on a deployment. I'd say that is even more so for a ship, such as STETHEM, that is forward based in Japan.  Many folks, including myself, have been out of the US for 3 years. 
I know that taking on such a project like this is very time consuming but is something done out of love and appreciation. Likewise, we in the military have a tremendous appreciation for the outpouring of support we get wherever we are. Programs like yours really make our service to country special. 
I hope that you are able to continue to grow your project throughout 2013. It is a meaningful contribution of service to our country. Our nation's military service extends soooo far beyond just those of us in uniform.  People like you areright there alongside us. 
May you have a happy and blessed new year!
Brent xxxx
Commander, U.S. Navy
Sue -- one other thing -- if you could please pass the below to Ms. Maryellen Peller, I'd be grateful. She made my personal pillowcase, and I'd like her to have my personal thanks as well!!!!!


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