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Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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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: 187
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

Broken Pinky Finger

Started by Liz. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 3. 3 Replies

We got a call Tuesday 9/17 from our son that he was being set back 2-4 weeks because of a broken pinky finger that had happened 10 days prior. He was beginning week 4. We are beyond worried because…Continue

Vision Waiver

Started by Proudmomofsailor79 Oct 2. 0 Replies

My son was just transferred to Ship 4 as he didn’t pass his vision exam on intake. He did require a vision waiver when he went through MEPS. They are now requesting another waiver. Does anyone have…Continue

Scripted call from SR - Don't Come to Graduation - I'm sick

Started by Tiffany. Last reply by AmyLynn Aug 23. 9 Replies

Last night I received a call from my SR that I wasn’t looking forward to and need some serious advice and encouragement. The call was pretty scripted started out with him stating his name and not to…Continue

Update on my son

Started by bethvac65. Last reply by AK907Tammy Aug 20. 3 Replies

So I heard from my son and found out what happened. He said that the second night he was there, he had a couple episodes of sudden muscle spasms and legs starting to give out. Later that night, he…Continue

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Comment by AK907Tammy on August 15, 2019 at 10:11pm

B'sNukeMoM - Thank you! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 15, 2019 at 3:22pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 15, 2019 at 3:19pm

AmyLynn - I'm sorry to hear your son is being sent home.  Right now his health is most important so I hope that he can get home, get well and then try again.  We hope to see you back here soon. Thank your son for his willingness to serve.  We'll be waiting for you! 

(And please don't delete your account or all your posts will disappear.)  

Comment by AmyLynn on August 15, 2019 at 2:57pm

Thank-you for all your support while my SR was in RCU, unfortunately he will be heading home to get well, from complications from Pneumonia.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 15, 2019 at 2:32pm

AK907Tammy  - I'm sorry to hear that your son was injured.  The important thing is that he heals!  Remind him to stay focused and this is just a minor setback - hang in there and prayers for both of you ;-D

Comment by AK907Tammy on August 14, 2019 at 9:59pm

I received a call from my son today saying he was being moved to RCU for sprained tendons in his foot/leg. I have no idea how long he will be there or his new graduation date. Dr's said it could take 6-8 weeks to heal. Please pray for complete healing and a speedy recovery as he was supposed to graduate on 8/30 and sounded really discouraged. Thank you!

Comment by AmyLynn on August 12, 2019 at 10:01am

Did anyone receive their Sunday call from  RCU Ship 04 DIV 741 yesterday?

My SR did not call, and I am hoping he was cleared from medical and assigned a new ship and FFD.

Amylynn

Comment by SuzyPWarrior on August 5, 2019 at 11:07am

AmyLynn I understand your frustration! My son has been in RCU for over 2 months now and he keeps getting conflicting reports about his progress. On the positive side, he's learned patience and perseverance. He's almost ready to be discharged as FFD this weekend--hooray!--but I told him he needs to push for it. Don't let them delay him any longer than necessary. The doctors are thorough, I know, but sometimes they err on the side of caution and create more stress, more delays, more hassle. My advice is prayer! Lots and lots of prayer! Positive vibes when your son calls you, positive words in your letters, let him know he's strong and he';s young and he can do this! He's been ready for so long, now's not the time to let up, or back down from the challenge. I'm telling my son to push for them to give him a clean bill of health. If your son feels ready to get back into action they can't keep him there against his will. As for his A school, he's already been guaranteed a rate with his contract, so the Navy is obligated to honor that or put it right. Cross those bridges when you get to them, and all that...Prayers for peace to you and your son. (Lord knows I need prayers on a daily basis too) 

Comment by AmyLynn on August 5, 2019 at 9:56am

Spoke with my recruit yesterday, he is in better spirits and beginning to feel better with the medications for pneumonia.  but feeling so defeated. His appointments with DR keeps getting pushed back and now they assigned him to a neurologist and cardiologist?

I feel so helpless! My recruit is afraid of the  domino effect and his future in the Navy. He is in limbo line about when he can continue training, and upset because he is clueless about will this setback  prevent him from going to A School.

He signed up for the Navy as a Junior, attended all DEP meetings, gave firm referrals and it doesn't seem fair to yank his job due to the waiting game.

Sorry.. Just getting frustrated and sad for him.

Comment by SuzyPWarrior on July 23, 2019 at 7:23pm

AmyLynn I'm sending prayers for your son and his speedy return to full health. My son has stress fractures and is in RCU right  now so they may end up getting acquainted very soon. Send him lots of letters, support, encouragement, and remind him that this isn't a failure, just a bump in the road. My SR offered to buy us new plane tickets out for his (delayed) graduation, since he felt like it was all his fault and that he'd let everyone down. I told him I was SO PROUD of him and this was just a little delay. Our SRs want to succeed so badly. They really need to hear again and again how much we believe in them and know they can get through this and come out stronger on the other side. They'll look back on this time and say it was "no big deal" but for now, keep the letters and prayers coming!! Your SR's got this! ((hugs to you both))

 

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