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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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SuzyPWarrior commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"@2BoysMom: So heartbreaking to hear your sad news. I sent you a private message. Blessings and prayers...."
Jun 22
2BoysMomTN commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"RALVDA- & SUZI that is great news! I'm so glad your guys are doing well.  We got bad news. Apparently my guy was all set for his procedure on Tuesday. He went to preop Monday and was told everything was good to go. He said he was ready…"
Jun 22
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"That’s fantastic RALVA! And I’m thrilled that RCU appears to be run by better staff than when my son was there. Every Sunday calls would’ve been soooooooooo nice."
Jun 20
RALVDA2019 commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Hi all, just wanted to update. My son gets rechecked on the 27th and if all looks good, he will return to a division and get back on track in BC. He will call me every Sunday he says and that they generally give him an hour each call!!! I hope that…"
Jun 20
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"@SuziP and RALVDA: I’m thrilled that RCU is being managed by good staff now!! My son was there five months and never got to read a single novel. He’ll be stunned at that news. When we got our son’s first call home it was like I…"
Jun 16
SuzyPWarrior commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"@RALVDA2019--I also got a call today--Hooray!! I'm so glad to hear your son is doing well and not to worry. My son also sounded very good and positive, not stressed out, not being pressured to separate out, etc. He said they even let him read…"
Jun 16
RALVDA2019 commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Hi all, so I have an update. My son did call us today even though it was his 4th week and not 3rd or 5th week so I feel very gracious and lucky. He is doing very well and told me not to worry. That everyone in his unit are all so extremely helpful…"
Jun 16
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"If they are given a new PIR you should be able to attend.  Depending on how long they are in RCU they could be sent directly to their A school with no PIR.  You won't know this until they have recovered."
Jun 14
SuzyPWarrior commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"So does anyone know if we would be allowed to come out for their new PIR, assuming my SR gets a new graduation date? Someone said he wouldn't be allowed to March with his new group, and said not to bother going to graduation. Does anyone have…"
Jun 14
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"RCU will definitely be a test of their mental fortitude.  Do whatever you can to encourage them to stay positive.  They can get well and back with their division (or moved to another division depending on how much time elapses) - it…"
Jun 14
RALVDA2019 commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Oh I did not know that this division is minor medical. That also gives me hope. I read that stress fractures can take as little as 1 week to 6 weeks to heal. I am going today to get a bunch of cards to have them ready to send.  I have not heard…"
Jun 14
2BoysMomTN commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Hi everyone. We were set for PIR on 7/19 but I got the call earlier in the week that my son has been moved to Ship 4, DIV 741. He has a minor medical issue that most likely is going to require an outpatient procedure. He is very bummed. It happened…"
Jun 13
SuzyPWarrior commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"I also had the mental image of all these wounded recruits being like sailors sent adrift in a dark ocean at night. Up until now there were RDCs watching over them telling them every single move they needed to take but now they are in an ocean of…"
Jun 13
RALVDA2019 commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Thank you all for your kind words. I am struggling and very sad tonight. I just don't want my SR to give up. I think it will be a big mistake if he does. I am also sad that now it will be longer til I see him again."
Jun 13
SuzyPWarrior commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"@RALVDA2019--I can relate to your pain! Don't give up hope and you can PM me any time. I joined SHIP 04 RCU group but not the SEP group. I'm trying to stay positive that SEP will not be the route my SR takes! My observations about…"
Jun 13
Sarah's Human commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"RALVDA2019, the other mom whose SR just went into RCU is SuzyPWarrior."
Jun 13

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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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