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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

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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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."


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Seamen Recruits are here getting medical treatment for minor injuries. FIT DIV is also in this area. 

Location: RTC Chicago, IL
Members: 185
Latest Activity: 15 minutes ago

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 15 minutes ago. 0 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

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

Scripted call on P-day 1 or 2.

Started by bethvac65. Last reply by Sarah's Human Aug 18. 3 Replies

My son arrived at boot camp the night of August 13 and at 5:30 on August 15, I received the dreaded scripted call "Do not come to my graduation, I will note be there. I am sick/injured and will be…Continue

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You need to be a member of RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741 to add comments!

Comment by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) on June 23, 2011 at 12:57pm

Mail requirements are the same in RCU (Ship 4 Div 2341 formerly Ship 6 Div 2341).  They are still in bootcamp and all the bootcamp rules apply EXCEPT that they get to call home with status updates.  Mine called once a week to let us know what was going on.  Mine did not join a new division but finished his final test, Damage Control, final PFA and BS from RCU so he did not PIR.  He was in RCU for 5 weeks due to a knee injury.  There is another group that has more posts/members but it is under the Ship 6 Div 2341.  You might search out that group and join it just to look at old posts to see what to expect.


Write, Write, Write and encourage your SR!!!  GOOD LUCK

Comment by Sharon-Proud Sailor Mom on June 23, 2011 at 12:23pm
Are they less restrictive about mail and/ or care packages?
Comment by Parrothdgal on June 23, 2011 at 10:01am
It happens all the time Sharon...............I'm glad he is goiong to be okay.  It's a crap place to end up but he will get out of ther fairly fast. 
Comment by Sharon-Proud Sailor Mom on June 23, 2011 at 9:43am

Hello to all -- I got the bad news phone call last night.  He' sprained his ankle severely - didn't tell anyone for 4 days. Couldn't pass final run and do BS - He was to PIR on July 1.  I'm so glad to find this group - I checked only the division # at first - that can be pretty depressing - I'm glad to know that this is for minor injuries and that my SR will be placed back into a Div.  He's down in the dumps a bit - but" keeping his head held high and his chin up."

Comment by Parrothdgal on June 23, 2011 at 8:17am


She will be placed back into a DIV at the same point where she left off!  She will finish BC with them and get to graduate with that class.  At what point was she placed in this ship?   Don't be worried about the stages of healing...bottom line is she will set the pace.  My now sailor got out of there in less that 2 weeks.  She finished her final PFA with 2 stress fractures. It was the worst thing for her going to this program and you as the Mom get very little information!  It will be hell there...they really make them want to get out! 

I have another group if you want to take a look.  Search for "Letters of Support for your SR!" :o)

Comment by mama bear on June 21, 2011 at 10:42pm
Hi I can't believe I finally found a group that has someone on ship 04 div 2341, My daughter has been there since sometime after May 13th.  She has 4 or 5 stress fractures, anemia and maybe a low heart rate.  She has five stages to complete in her healing process and she now on stage two.  What happens after they get well, she did not graduate with division
Comment by Parrothdgal on June 12, 2011 at 8:38pm
If you come here and I don't respong right away message me :o)
Comment by Parrothdgal on June 7, 2011 at 8:29pm

WOW samiam I would think she would be sent home right away if there was a medical reason for her not to be in the Navy.  Sheesh the RTC's gave her the high blood pressure!  It's my understanding if you have to get a new rate you have to go back through meps to do so.  You can call the RTC and check on her condition and you might get better information.  This is a place for minor medical however so feel good about that and she is getting very good care!

My SR will finally go to BS tonight!  Thank the lord!

Comment by samiam ship 4 div 2341 on June 4, 2011 at 12:35pm

My daughter calls once a week.  She is seeing several doctors.  They say she has high blood pressure and enlarged heart.  So far they aren't saying she's coming home but how can they help her pass the run test & physical required to qualify for any position to continue on in the Navy?  She been disqualified from ever being a Fireman which is what job description she tested out to do.

She's getting pretty depressed.  She was originally due to graduate May 26th.

Comment by Parrothdgal on May 2, 2011 at 8:26pm
I looked for information about SR's that have been removed form all training to get medical treatment and there was nothing here!  I hope we can all help each other help our SR's! 

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