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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341


RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341


Seamen Recruits are here getting medical treatment for minor injuries. FIT DIV is also in this area. 

Location: RTC Chicago, IL
Members: 164
Latest Activity: on Friday

It's hard not knowing! That is the purpose for this group. Most likely if you are here your SR has had trouble keeping up or not passed a PFA due to some sort of minor medical issue. Often it stress fractures bringing SR's here. Know this when you don’t get a call that is a very good thing. Calling them is not a good thing and it can negatively impact your SR to have his or her “Mommy“ calling!  They are harder on them in this DIV than any other. They want them up and out. The best thing you can do is sends tons of mail. Send scripture and motivational mail. I know my SR said reading the Bible was considered a sign of weakness here. When you get a tearful call motivate. Stay positive and encourage you SR. This is a small detour to greatness and getting the I'm a Sailor call!  Recruit family and friends…“Navy mom friends are the best“…to send your SR mail as well.  NMH for you all!!

Discussion Forum

Fractured Fibia--RCU 6 days before PIR

Started by Sarah's Human. Last reply by Sarah's Human May 17. 21 Replies

Hi--I received a call from my son that he has a fractured fibia and has been removed from his division, six days before PIR. He's supposed to see an osteopath tomorrow (Wednesday.)Anyone know if…Continue

Tags: fracture, Fibia

Welcome to hurry up and wait!

Started by mangieo. Last reply by sharon s Apr 9. 21 Replies

Hey all!My son shipped to boot on the 22nd of January and that night we received the quick arrival message.  As expected, all went quiet until we received his box and letter on the 25th.  Then quiet…Continue

All writing instruments confiscated, unknown when RCU recruits will get them back (as of 11 MAR 18)

Started by Sarah's Human Mar 16. 0 Replies

My son told me last Sunday that all writing instruments have been confiscated and any recruit who wants a pen or pencil has to request one and explain why. I'm told they are all allowed writing…Continue

FYI: RCU Mail Call

Started by SaltyMom17. Last reply by Sarah's Human Feb 14. 9 Replies

We received a SURPRISE letter from our son, in RCU, this past Saturday. It threw me off because we normally receive on Thursday. He explained in his letter that while in RCU those that require it go…Continue

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Comment by Hummingbirdxss on March 2, 2018 at 6:12pm

My son was set to PIR on 3/9 but got the call yesterday he's been held back with pneumonia.  I'm guessing he's in RCU. I feel completely lost. We were so close to the finish line.  I'm reading that calls come on Sundays. Is it every Sunday or random?  I'll try to get in touch with his recruiter to find out for sure what's going on.  Thank you

Comment by Sarah's Human on February 27, 2018 at 11:19am

Hi mangieo!

We did finally get a call. Twenty one minutes and thirty seven seconds (yes, I note the lengths.) Not great news but my boy is doing okay. I hope yours is doing well too!

RCU, in fact the entire building, is one giant petri dish of every microbe brought in from all over the country. I'm waiting to hear my boy caught some oddball virus. ;)



Comment by mangieo on February 26, 2018 at 1:33pm

@Sarah's Human,

Received a call from our son yesterday about 4PM EST.  We were able to speak for about 20 minutes which happily surprised us!  He went into RCU on his last P day and we thought because of that he was limited to P day privileges.  Sounded well, other than a cold he got while at the RCU.

Hope you got your call!

Comment by Sarah's Human on February 25, 2018 at 4:48pm

Anyone heard from their loved ones today??? It's call Sunday and I've yet to hear a word. Getting desperate!

Comment by Blakesmom on February 3, 2018 at 5:36pm

@Toni the letters will eventually make there way to her, but it will be delayed.  I would assume she isn’t placed in RCU. You can try writing using the RCU address. Please PM me if you would like that address. The not knowing is the hard. If it was me, I would send a couple of letters to the RCU address on the chance it makes it to her. 

Comment by Toni on February 3, 2018 at 3:13pm

Received a call from my daughter. She was taken out of her division, will not graduate with them and has been placed in a recovery division. I'm assuming I'm in the right place now:). She has a kidney stone. We keep sending letters to her old div address as we have not been provided a new one. Will that mail make it to her?? My heart will break if I find out she's receiving nothing. :( When will we get a new address? I'm lost!

Comment by Blakesmom on February 2, 2018 at 2:06pm

For those that have followed my story, today was a turning milestone for us as my SR came out of the cast and begin physical therapy next week!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 1, 2018 at 1:09pm

Be sure to check the discussion forum up above - it has current activity.

Comment by dianemnc on March 20, 2017 at 9:40pm
This page doesn't have a lot of activity. Join the Facebook page for this unit they are very helpful.
Comment by CrissySue on March 20, 2017 at 8:11pm

Hello... my husband was just moved to Ship 4 due to a possible ACL/PCL injury. I see this board hasnt had much activity... I'm in need of help getting through this. The thought of another 30 days+ without being able to see him is heart wrenching.

I also have so many questions... does anything about his status/rate/etc change? Will I get to talk to him at all? If he ends up needing surgery, will I be allowed to see him?

Thanks in advance... anyone who is out there.


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