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All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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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 on July 6th, 2018.  The cast was removed in August 2018.  A couple days later, he slipped & tore his tendon.  This injury required surgery.  He is back at Ship 04 recovering.  He is so much stronger than I am.  I miss him very much & knowing that he is injured makes it harder.  Has anyone had a similar experience with a successful outcome that can be shared?  He is a fighter & is determined to get to A school for Air Traffic Control.  Thank you for any & all input on this stressful situation.

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My son and another mom's son were in RCU at the same time and we chatted back and forth about the experience at . In that thread we decided RCU is a lot like purgatory for our kids and us.

One thing I know for sure: if your son is determined enough he'll get to A school. He's going to have to endure a lot more than those who don't visit RCU but the experience will help him in the long run.

One thing that helped my boy was working as a yeoman in the RCU office. It's pushing papers but the routine and sense of doing something was the best thing he did while there. Tell your son to ask for a yeoman position. It's worth it for him.

Best of luck!

Thank you so much!


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