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Does anyone know WHAT divisions are Grad n Go? Or what any of the divisions might be?  Thanks!

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any divisions can be G&G but usually the first two in the PIR group are G&G but not always and usually the entire division is G&G but not always. 800 and 900 divisions can be G&G as well
When a group of new arrivals comes in from the airport, they go through a simple sort - those with music or flag/drill experience are shunted off to a 900 division, those going into SpecOps are sent to the 800 division (they only do a dozen or so each year, there have only been four since October!).
The remaining recruits are assigned pretty randomly, mostly as they arrive. Once one is full, the start filling another, so divisions end up with groups of recruits from only a few areas.

Sometimes a division fills, and there are only one or two recruits remaining from the arrival group. They are held as the first recruits for the next division.
That's how random it can be.
That is also how divisions are assigned to ships. There are 12 barracks per ship. They fill a ship with divisions as they arrive, and when full, move to the next ship. The ships are not filled in order, because they were not built in order. The last of the new barracks was completed only 6 months ago, .
There are two ships that are not filled like this.
Ship 6 contains ONLY 900 divisions. It contains all of the music practice rooms and instruments. One division per PIR group lives here.
Ship 5 (formerly 17) is for sailors who are being held for medical treatment, for extra training, or are being processed out for medical or legal reasons. Some injured sailors actually complete their training from Ship 5 (formerly 17), others are assigned to new divisions when they are ready. It is often called the boringest ship in the Navy, because they're not in training and have nothing to do but sit around - literally.

So the 900 divisons are the performing divisions...singing, instruments, and either stick carriers, behind the scenes, etc. There is a group for the 900 division moms...just search groups

The 800 divisions are the Special Ops, Seals, Intell...etc...You must be very careful about personal info about your rct and yourself if your rct is in an 800 division

The rest of the divisions are a mixture of different'll find though that often they tend to run heavy in certain ratings..Nukes, IT's etc.
Wow! Thanks so much for the was very informative! 

Grad N Go is ONLY Sailors who are going to "A" School in Great Lakes, and they move to the "A" School base on Friday.  Sailors going out of state to another base will leave no earlyer than the morning after PIR. 


Only the Recruit will know when they leave for their "A" School, which they find out towards the end of bootcamp.



Grad and Go is a mixed term. RDCs tell all recruits who will be leaving for A school over the weekend that they are GnG, so we've developed a different use of the terms: GnG Great Lakes - for those staying in Great Lakes and GnG Saturday Ship for those who will fly out on Saturday. Either way, they don't stay at RTC for PIR weekend.


There has also been some confusion about those who are flying out. Official Navy policy is that no sailor will fly out on Friday, but some parents have reported that their sailors are scheduled to do so, or have done so. Someone needs to straighten this out.


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