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If my son is Grad and Go, does that mean he will not be able to spend time with us on the weekend after graduation?

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9Our granddaughter was Grad N Go also, her PIR was Aug 8th. After the graduation she had to be checked out(this took about 1 1/2 hours), THEN WE HAD HER TILL SHE HAD TO check back in for the overnight. We went to the motel to get a couple of hours sleep, then went to the airport, where we were able to spend several more hours with her. I think she left about 2am for her flight to Ms. to her A School. So though we didn't have the weekend with her, we did have about 11 hours total with her and it was well worth it! Had she had her A School at Great Lakes we would have been able to spend the weekend with her, but the Grad N Go ship out in the wee morning hours. I think her plane left about 3 am. Hope this helps..
We also had 11 of us going to the graduation. Yes, they get tickets for 4, and those 4 get the better seating, but there is ample seating since many of the grads don't have family coming. We also adopted for the day another sailor who was Grad N Go, who had no one, and it really didn't take time away from our sailor.

Anyone know what the schedule for a recruit going to Corpsman school (in the Great Lakes) after PIR? Will he have over night liberty? Or will he have to be back at a certain time like a curfew? Also, will he move into his A school RIGHT after PIR?


Thanks in advanced.

It's been 5 months now since our recruit graduated, and we only got some hours to see her, since she was flying out in the middle of the night.  But if I remember right, those having their training at Great Lakes get the whole weekend with their family.  I think they have to be back at a certain time each night, then is free first thing in the morning again.  I may be wrong about this( coming off liberty for the night) but others may give you the correct answer.  He will move to his A school right away, tho it may be a short time till the school starts.  They have to have enough to fill a class and it may be a week or two before this happens.  Our granddaughter will just graduate from her A school in Ms. next week.  Her PIR was Oct. 8th.
Don't plan on him being able to stay in the hotel with you.  That way you will be pleasantly surprised if he gets to and not disapointed if he cannot.  If he is Grad N Go and checks in right away across the street at A School, then he will find out what is weekend Liberty is.  Some get overnight privileges and some have an 8 or 9:00 curfew.  If he stays at the RTC over the weekend, he will have to be back each night and you can pick him up in the morning if he doesn't have to stand a watch. 


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