Posted on Nov 12, 2020
Cpl Mike Jones
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Does the Army send people out to start basic training during November & December? I'm trying to leave as soon as possible but not sure if this is something the Army will do because of Thanksgiving/Christmas...do they send people to start at this time of year or would January be the earliest I could leave?
EDIT: I did reach out to my recruiter to ask this but haven't heard back in a couple days so just figured I'd see if anyone here had any info on this
Edited 7 mo ago
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Yes. They have exodus during Christmas which means no training during that time (holiday block leave for everyone else).

So yes you could ship out in November and December but you likely won't ship during that blocked out time in Dec which is around 19 Dec - 3 Jan. I don't know - I was in AIT during exodus.
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Edited 7 mo ago
Have you talked to a recruiter who will have the best answers?
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Cpl Mike Jones
Cpl Mike Jones
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I've reached out to mine but haven't heard back in a couple days, so I'm just trying to see here if anyone has an idea. I should've mentioned that in the original post
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SGT Patrick Reno
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Ya, went to basic at Ft. Benning on November 9th. Who would want to do basic down there in the summer?
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