This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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When a recruit is declared fit for duty (FFD) it's a status change and the recruit is permitted a brief scripted phone call to one person to relate their new division number and graduation date (or battle stations date if the…"
"Laura, How long your letters take to get to your recruit depend on how far you are from Great Lakes, IL. The fastest way I know of is sending letters using the Sandboxx App. You type out a letter, attach a picture if you want, electronically send…"
"To those who have a male recruit in ship 4 div 2341 right now. My son called may 1st and said he had days of rehab. I received letter dated 26th of may and he didn’t mention an injury. During his stay during his recovery does he…"
"Hi NotherNavyNom, any books or magazines you send will get thrown away and your recruit could possibly get in trouble and have phone privileges taken away. I got to talk to my recruit yesterday, my husband said they do have some reading material…"
"Hi, Elisabeth. Yes, it gets forwarded. It happened almost the same thing with my daughter. She was sent to RCU with stress fractures on her knee 2 weeks before her graduation. I had sent her letters to her original ship/division and she got them.…"
I'm sorry you didn't get the call. This coming Sunday is the scheduled call weekend (every other Sunday.) The length of the call varies so get the most important stuff communicated immediately and then move to…"
Books of any sort are not permitted in RCU. There are some books in the department that recruits are allowed to read sometimes but if you send some, your recruit will be required to throw the items away.
You might be able to print an…"
"Hello everyone, my recruit wrote me and asked me to send books/comics to him. Is this allowed in RCU? Just don't want to cause my husband any extra stress by sending him anything that could get him in trouble."
You might get lucky and the RCD will allow your son to call you Sunday but this coming Sunday is an off day on the standard call schedule. The next scheduled call is May 20. If you don't hear from him on Sunday May 13…"
"Once they are healed up and released fit for duty, th ybwill be placed into a division in the week they left. So if they left at week 5, then they will return at week 5. They will be required to pass all PFA tests. "
Hi Parrothdgal... I saw that you mentioned your SR is in San Antonio for MA, but haven't seen you on this group yet. My son is from the 6/3 PIR and started class 6/13, but my nephew just got there (PIR 6/17), so he's probably in your daughters group. Hope to see you on our new group. http://www.navyformoms.com/group/sanantoniomasatthu
I asked my husband and he said our meeting will go till after 1PM. Maybe I can go next time :) I really do appreciate your invitation, there is nothing better than listening to the Word of God and being in His presence.
"texasmom" on the 5/26 group---go to PIR 5/26's group and find her on the MEMBERS in that group. Flesh-colored picture icon with an emblem. Please message her. I have contacted her and she will be more than happy to talk to you. Her son went through this. She actually had briefly joined the 6/3 group thinking that is where he was put, but he ended up in the 5/26 group. Keep in touch with how she is doing! The ladies on the 6/3 group want to know!
So happy to hear you got letters and thank you for being so honest. The only communication I've received is pre-printed "Dear (fill in the blank) letter. At the very end there is a place for recruits comments and his words broke my heart. Although very brief, he stated that he wanted to quit at one point, he misses everyone especially the girlfriend, and he was not allowed to write Sunday.
I certainly understand how that moment, and many more to come, can be so pride-filled yet sad as well. I served in the US Navy myself and when first my son, and then my daughter said they wanted to enlist I was so proud of them. But the day my daughter left I felt as if my heart was going to break right out of my chest. My little girl was leaving and I knew she'd never return as my same little girl. I'm still so proud of her, but I wish we could just run out to the mall and check out all the pretty dresses and watch her try on the frilly girly prom dresses and such!!!! I miss my shopping buddy!!!! Hang in there, and I will be thinking about you Monday and Tuesday!!! Come share with us if you need some shoulders to lean on - that's what we're here for!!!!! NavyMom hugs to you!!!!
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! I see your daughter is getting ready to leave for bc in a few short weeks. Enjoy the time you have together - the loss of communication during bc is the hardest. But we will all be here to help you through it!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!