Posted on Oct 27, 2019
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So as some of you know i reclass and go to Benning in november, i've been told ill come home for holidays but i rather not go home because im weird and actually like being away from my family lol. Will i be forced to go home or can i just stay there ?
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CPT Nicholas D.
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You don’t want to stay there. If they let you hang out there (and not take leave), they will find a lot of nonsense for you to do. Mowing lawns, raking rocks, picking up trash, staff duty desk... It would be much wiser for you to take your leave and go find a beach by yourself to relax for 2 weeks than submit to indentured servitude for the holidays.
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SGT Infantryman
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you have a point! for me its just the fact ive been trying to switch for the last year and i finally get to go active duty just to turn around and go right back to where i wanted to leave
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SSG Laurie Mullen
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SGT (Join to see) - So go to a recreation area and rent a cabin for a couple of weeks. If there are other soldiers who aren't going home, maybe two or three of you could split the cost. Just take the leave and get away from the unit.
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
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Talk to the 1SG.
I understand the feeling, but you will likely pull a lot of duty, CQ, Staff Duty Driver, etc.
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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I agree with you. Asking the chain of command is more appropriate for this situation.
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It's going to be a ghost town. So CQ, duty driver, etc is going to be easy money. If you don't want to go home, it will save you 10-12 days of leave that you can use later.
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SFC Intelligence Analyst
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You don't have to go back to your home state or family. Take leave in the local area - get a hotel if you can afford it. Or go on a vacation if you can. No one said you have to go visit family when you take holiday block leave.
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SGT Infantryman
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you have a point lol
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