Posted on May 10, 2018
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On weekends off would it be acceptable for me to catch a quick flight home if I could make it back on base for my Monday morning PT? Of course this would only be available if I had no duties to do during the weekend in question. Would I have to put in a leave form or travel request to do this?

Sorry for the simple question, I'm straight from OSUT and no one there could give me a straight answer on this topic.
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Maj John Bell
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It doesn't matter what anyone on RP tells you. The only correct answer to that question will come from your chain of command.
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SGT Dave Tracy
SGT Dave Tracy
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^^Here's the answer that matters most^^
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
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Usually, there is a mile restriction on regular weekends. Check with your NCO leadership to see what that radius is.
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SGT Dave Tracy
SGT Dave Tracy
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I remember we had a 400 mile limit without a pass.
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
SGT Joseph Gunderson
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I think that my units both pt a 150-200 mile radius without a pass. At Hood it was enough to get to Austin on the Weekend and at Carson far enough to go snowboard if you wanted to.
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LT Brad McInnis
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I used to allow a sailor of mine travel 500 miles each weekend to see his family (Mom was undergoing chemo). He had a plan to get back on time, and a backup to that plan. That was a special case. The best thing would be to talk to your chain of command. Understand that as a newbie to the command, you will probably have to build up some credibility with them before they allow something out of the ordinary,
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