This Discussion is for loved ones of Recruits in Division 947. Your Recruits will be training together, so perhaps you would like to get to know each other on here.
Since your Recruit is in a performing division, you may also want to join the Group, 900's division sailors. There will be information on there that relates to your situation.
Besides playing an instrument or singing, there are also Recruits/Sailors who will do color guard, carry state flags, act as escorts, do rifle guard--lots of important jobs. They are usually involved in the PIR before theirs and sometimes in the one 2 weeks before their own as well.
Here is a site I found that explains about 900 Divisions.
Very excited to see my son in a 900 division! I am thinking he won't have so much PT this way...at 5' 10" and 130 pounds, he can hardly afford to lose a lot of weight, so I am hoping this will help in that regard. He was in NJROTC for 4 years, and really enjoyed Drill meets. I think this means they get to leave RTC to perform some as well. It should make things more interesting, and maybe he'll get to see some of the sights around Chicago...
Sorry, even 900 divs don't get out of PT, they even have IT (intensive training) or as the SR's call them, beatings. My son said at first his division was getting IT'd almost every other night but towards the end not so bad. It's all in the process of breaking them down then rebuilding them back up. Don't be dismayed at this though, while it is hard at the time, they become better men and women through this process. I couldn't believe the change in my son at graduation and even when he was home on leave this summer. My son will be the first to admist he was not even in really great shape and he survived the PT and IT just fine.
I should add too that my son's div was named CNO Honor Division and only missed Hall of Fame Div by .3 so for every IT/PT they got, it made them better