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Red commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"my son called and said he might have to have surgery his tendon popped in his wrist he will have at least 4mo in a cast. I am so glad he is still excited about being there and all he talks about is finishing BC I told him to make sure to put that…"
Dec 29, 2018
AbbyM commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"My son was FFD on 10/15.  His new PIR is 11/16.  Only one month to go!!  Thanks everyone.  It was an interesting road and we'll both be happy when he finally says "I'm a Sailor!""
Oct 17, 2018
Inkiri commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"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…"
Oct 3, 2018
Inkiri commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"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."
Oct 3, 2018
sherrifm commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"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…"
Sep 10, 2018
Kris commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"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…"
Aug 20, 2018
Inkiri commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"I am new to this group and just read your post. I wish him a speedy recovery - and I wish you lots of sanity!"
Aug 6, 2018
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"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…"
Jul 29, 2018
ArtilleryCorporal commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"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…"
Jul 25, 2018
sherrifm commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"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!"
Jul 25, 2018
ArtilleryCorporal commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"My wife has been in RCU for the last four weeks it is DIV 741."
Jul 25, 2018
sherrifm commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"My son gave us a different Div number than that listed above.  He told us Div 741.  Do I need to use the 2341 or the 741 that he told us.  I'm sorry I am so confused, but I want to do the right thing!  Thank you!"
Jul 25, 2018
Seabeemom commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Sarah ye Athens LT that is fighting for him is the psychologist and mentioned getting him out of RCU for recovery. Not sure what that will mean. And I  will be able to be there for surgery "
Jul 12, 2018
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Wow Seabeemom, I thought we had it rough. Given the extensive recovery time your son might be given the option to return home post-op for recovery. I'm not sure how that works but you might want to tell him to find out for you. It's a grey…"
Jul 12, 2018
Seabeemom commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"I know this group isn’t very active but I thought I’d give an update on my son who has been in bootcamp since 2/26. He has been in RCU for about 4 months now and the latest is he is probably going to have to have surgery and will be in…"
Jul 12, 2018
ArtilleryCorporal commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Hello all. My wife was set to graduate July 13th. But I received a phone call on Tuesday saying that she going to be held back due to a fracture in her knee. I must confess I’m at a lost. I’ve stepped up my writing to her, sent pictures,…"
Jun 29, 2018

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My daughter is a MA in Fargo, ND serving as a reservist. I could not be more proud!
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Have your child shop arround for a good recruiter. Get ALL dental work done in advance and be a strong runner before leaving!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:18pm on December 14, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

You may also want to update your "A little about me:" section.

At 10:16pm on December 14, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Is your daughter still in? If so, where is she stationed?

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools. 

Take care and blessings to you and yours. 

At 12:49pm on June 21, 2011, SailorMomCarla - Ship12Div410 said…

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.

At 7:46am on June 13, 2011, tylersmom said…
My son's name is Tyler HOOK . ... let me know if she knows him! I know he would help her in any way possible!
At 12:49pm on June 7, 2011, Valtameri said…
I keep running into your cute profile picture, and I've seen your daughter's struggles, and now she has passed the run! How wonderful and exciting for you! May you get the
I'm a sailor" call tomorrow.
At 7:53am on June 5, 2011, MariNavyMom(Ship11 Div 199) said…
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.
At 9:19pm on May 2, 2011, diannep said…
"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!
At 6:19pm on April 20, 2011, Thomdent (Dustin's mom) said…
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. 
At 5:24pm on April 3, 2011, Anna said…


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!!!!

At 2:52pm on March 29, 2011, Anna said…


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!!!!


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