What is it?
Holiday Block Leave, unique to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command initial military training units, marks an annual time when thousands of the U.S. Army’s newest Soldiers travel from their training centers across America to their homes for the holiday season.
What has the Army done?
Initial military training for enlisted Soldiers comprises basic combat training, advanced individual training and one station one unit training, which combines basic combat training and advanced individual training.
The Holiday Block Leave season keeps new Soldiers’ well-being foremost in leaders’ minds, providing a much-needed and well-deserved break from their initial military training to return to their families and reconnect over the holidays.
Learn more about the Holiday Block Leave Program here.
Pictured above: A trainee reunites with Family at Fort Benning to begin holiday block leave Dec. 18. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace)