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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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

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


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I had a really fun way to begin my day and March 1st!  An email from a MC asking this: 

How do you decide where to send the pillow cases? I am currently deployed aboard the USS William P. Lawrence. 2 years ago I was aboard the Stennis where we received many pillow cases and I saw how it raised the morale of the crew and I was interested in seeing if we could do the same for this
R,  MC3 Carla 

Of course, I wrote right back and said "YES".  She got the permission from her XO and we are good

to go.  

We need 250 and there are about 48 females.  I would like to do this ship in 1 wave and would love to

mail March 6 - 9.  If you are able to mail some, please let me know!  This is what we have so far:

Ginnie      - 30

Betty N    - 25

Sue(me)   - 26

Cindy S    - 25

Betty F     - 24

Barbara S - 20

Terry D     - 25

Birdie        - 25

Karen B     -21

Susan S     -25

ME            - 4 (command)

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I can do 25.

I can mail 16 pcs by the 11th. If I can do more I'll let you know. Just got out of the hospital yesterday, so I will start sewing tomorrow.


Put me down for 50

Lyn, sorry to hear that you have been in the hospital!  don't stress about doing more!  We have the ship filled with your


ME is working on other ships.

Birdie, can you do 25?  This ship is filled!  What a blessing!  Thank you!

No problem

Okay I feel like a slug - I have 10 - I'll have to work on that number this weekend

Birdie, thanks for being flexible!  I do appreciate it!

Sandman-no "slug" feelings allowed!  HAE is a project that is not supposed to stress anyone out! Believe me, I get that enough for everyone hahah.

You are just getting started and have 10 made?  AWESOME!   I have sewn since I was 12 or 13 and have made 2 this year. No worries.  

I did get some cut out last week, made 1 on Sunday and mailed it on Tuesday.  Today, I will make 1 to mail next week.  See, you are in good company.

This ship is filled, but ME is working on the other ships so just keep plugging along at a pace that works for you! We appreciate it.

we are starting to mail tomorrow!

Here are my 25 pillowcases.  Scheduled to ship tomorrow, 3-6-13.

they look fabulous!  thank you!  I still have to pick mine out, but I did make 1!

Here are the 25 I'm shipping today.

Birdie, they are beautiful!  I always like your bright color choices. Thank you!

The pcs below are being sent by Cindy S in NJ


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