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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741

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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741

 

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

Location: RTC Chicago, IL
Members: 169
Latest Activity: Oct 3

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

Son requested books to donate to ship to share...

Started by Leah. Last reply by hooyahsuzy Sep 11. 4 Replies

My son asked me to send books to him that were military history yesterday to share.  He said preferably not Navy or Unbroken because there was an abundance of those.  I put out a request to my…Continue

Son is recovering from knee surgery. Outlook?

Started by Leah. Last reply by Leah Sep 11. 2 Replies

Hello, any advice is greatly appreciated.  I will try to just give the short story.  My son stress fractured hus leg on the last week of bootcamp on his final run & was put into a full leg cast…Continue

Tags: 04, div, 741, ship, surgery

Stress Fracture of the ankle

Started by AbbyM. Last reply by Sarah's Human Sep 11. 6 Replies

Son just called.  The worst two minute call of my life.  He has a stress fracture on his left ankle and is in RCU for 6 weeks.  He started to cry a little at the end of the call which totally broke…Continue

Fractured Fibia--RCU 6 days before PIR

Started by Sarah's Human. Last reply by Sarah's Human Jul 29. 23 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

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Comment by Inkiri on October 3, 2018 at 8:18pm

Thanks. I'm pretty active on the Ship 4 FB page, which is where I received a lot of comfort and information. I always thought having a kid in RCU is worse than in basic training, because we as parents have a pretty good idea of what the kids do week to week in basic. But in RCU, we're left in the dark. There's the constant fear of Ship 5 as well.

Comment by Valtameri on October 3, 2018 at 4:20pm

Congrats to you and your son, Inkiri!

Comment by Inkiri on October 3, 2018 at 9:32am

My son was FFD on 9/26 and went to a new division after 10 long weeks in Ship 4 RCU. He'll graduate next week! But I'm going to stay in this group so I can help other worried moms.

Comment by sherrifm on September 10, 2018 at 9:14am

My son, Peter, will be picked up by his new division today.  I will be leaving this group, but I will keep all of you in my prayers.  This has been a difficult journey, and it truly breaks my momma heart every time someone new has to join this group.  Thank you for your support through this past six weeks.  God bless you all and your SR's.  Go Navy!

Comment by Kris on August 20, 2018 at 1:44pm

Hello - I was overjoyed when I checked Informed Delivery to see there was a letter from my son who shipped to boot camp on 8/7.  I thought it was the form letter, but the gist of what he said was that they found something medically and that by the time we receive the letter (which was today) he should know whether he is staying or coming home.  I hate not being able to know more, but he seemed upbeat.  He wants and hopes to stay but he said if they send him home he wants to go into firefighter training.  Still breaks my heart that leaving may be possibility.  He did the DEP and has been looking forward to this for the last couple of years.  All he did the year before he left was work out to get himself physically and mentally prepared.  As much as we miss him, I hope he gets a chance to continue.  I just wish we knew more!!!!!

Comment by Inkiri on August 6, 2018 at 9:54am

I am new to this group and just read your post. I wish him a speedy recovery - and I wish you lots of sanity!

Comment by Sarah's Human on July 29, 2018 at 3:00am

Seabeemom--

I told my son about your son's mandated two year RCU stay and my son could only groan. He says your son would be much better off going home to recover and go through physical therapy. He thinks he'd have gone insane if he'd spent more time in RCU than he did.

It's good you can be there for the surgery. When is it scheduled? If it's already been done how did it go? Do you know if the psychologist has prevailed?

We're all hoping your son comes home for his sanity and yours.

Comment by ArtilleryCorporal on July 25, 2018 at 5:34pm

No problem Sherrifm! I hope that your son has a speedy recovery. We should be getting phone calls this Sunday. It's generally been around 2pm for me in the Central Time Zone. So be ready for it. Also do not worry if we do not get it this time as the staff changes all of the time and they may take away phone calls. Also if someone screwed up they will punish the recruits by taking away more than just the phone calls.

Comment by sherrifm on July 25, 2018 at 2:35pm
Thank you ArtilleryCorporal! That is a huge help! I want to make sure he gets plenty of support from home! I will pray for your wife and your family!
Comment by ArtilleryCorporal on July 25, 2018 at 2:27pm
My wife has been in RCU for the last four weeks it is DIV 741.
 

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