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Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"How is your boy Hummingbirdxss?"
Mar 16
Hummingbirdxss commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Thank you.  I have them on the way.  He was moved from the VA hospital today back to RCU with 3 days of meds with him.  He said he'll be SIQ for 3 days as well.  I'm just praying it has been enough time and the meds are…"
Mar 10
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"That’s correct Hummingbird. We’ve used USPS second day delivery and that tends to arrive faster than normal mail."
Mar 10
Hummingbirdxss commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Would the correct mailing address for RCU be : Ship 4 Divison 2341 3600 Ohio StreetGreat Lakes, IL60088-7103 Son said he could have cough drops sent to him and want them to get there asap."
Mar 10
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Thanks for the info Hummingbirdxss! I don't think my boy will have grad photos since they're talking about sending him through battle stations without being ASMOed into a division, but if he does get them somehow I know where to locate…"
Mar 10
Hummingbirdxss commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"I was able to call the NEX and pay for the pictures. They are mailing them out this week for us.  Thy would not let me change the address to mine but they're headed to his big brother's house and that's just as good. I'm so…"
Mar 8
Hummingbirdxss commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Hello all. Finally heard from my son. His pneumonia was not improving so he's been moved off base to the hospital. 2 IVs running and multiple shots. Unsure how long he will be at the hospital before returning to RCU.  Question: …"
Mar 8
Hummingbirdxss commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"But they could confirm that he is in RCU right? "
Mar 2
Hummingbirdxss commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"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…"
Mar 2
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"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…"
Feb 27
mangieo commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"@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…"
Feb 26
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Anyone heard from their loved ones today??? It's call Sunday and I've yet to hear a word. Getting desperate!"
Feb 25
Blakesmom commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"@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.…"
Feb 3
Toni commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"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…"
Feb 3
Blakesmom commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"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!"
Feb 2
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 2341'
"Be sure to check the discussion forum up above - it has current activity."
Feb 1

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A little about me:
My daughter is a MA in Fargo, ND serving as a reservist. I could not be more proud!
I am here to support my
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!
Our Navy experience so far...
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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