Posted on Jul 21, 2019
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I report to leonardwood August 13th and graduate October 24th. I than do ait at Jackson for Human Resources. Should my family plan to attend a graduation after basic or ait? Also with graduation being on a Thursday can I wait until Sunday to report to jackson to spend more time with family?
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Attending graduation is solely up to you and them. When I graduated from BCT they shipped us out a couple days later to AIT. You’ll have family day and graduation day to spend time with your family. I don’t know how Fort Jackson does their graduations for AIT, but at FLW the same day we graduated from AIT is the same day we shipped out to our units unless you intend to take leave (overseas assignments only).
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Your orders for AIT which you receive at the end of BCT will dictate when you report to Fort Jackson. Also, I've seen families attend both BCT and AIT graduations. Although, BCT is the bigger accomplishment. Also, think about the fact that once AIT is complete, you could be stationed far away from your family so that's something else they can keep in mind when deciding whether to attend both graduations or one or the other. Good luck.
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I graduated BCT in Ft Leonard Wood 1 week ago. We graduated on a thursday, and we shipped the following day (friday). You'll get to your AIT location and wait there until your class starts (you will be doing inprocesing all over again during those "free" days)
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