Sister getting married during basic

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  1. peboyle49

    peboyle49 New Member

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    My sister is getting married during basic training on July 3rd a sunday. Is there any possibility I will be able to attend her wedding? If so who do I contact? Someone at the Academy now to ask or wait till I am there? Do basic cadets do anything on July 4th? Thanks
     
  2. CandidateInSD

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    I seriously doubt it, this isn't like a regular college or university, you don't get to just come and go.
     
  3. greentrees

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    Raimius, Eagle & Hornet would be the ones who might know that answer. My gut says no - while it's a significant life event, it's not an emergency.
    Do know DS's roommate got emergency leave during basic, but that's because his father got very sick and passed away.

    During BCT you do something everyday - no down days. July 4th is just a little nicer with the fireworks at night and locals trying to throw food to the basics from the wall.
     
  4. chrissyjean

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    Plain and simply, I'm 99% sure no.
     
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    You lose even by asking.
     
  6. dohdean

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    It's probably a no and definitely best not to ask on InProcessing Day. Once you start Basic, the answer might (and I strongly emphasize might) depend on where you live. If you live in Colorado Springs and could leave the Academy for two hours in the evening to attend your sister's reception -- the answer might be one thing -- if it requires a plane flight home, the answer is more probably no. Evenif you live within an hour or two of the Academy, this might be a question that you can't even ask -- or resolve -- until after the first half of Basic. Maybe on Doolie Day "in" you might find someone that you could ask whether this is possible. It would require a lot of flexibility from your parents and family -- probably more flexibility than is possible while trying to put together a wedding. A true family emergency, a serious illness, a death, etc. might get a different reaction. July 4th is something of a down day with a special dinner, fireworks, etc. in the evening -- but I can't imagine you would be allowed to travel on the 2nd and re-arrive at the Academy on the 4th which would almost certainly be required if you have to fly any where to get home. I could be wrong but as a parent I doubt it. Probably too late for your sister to organize her wedding around the times that you could travel home.
     
  7. HNeedle

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    not a chance... the only way you could get out would be for emergency leave, as they stated before. welcome to the military :)
     
  8. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    the answer is no. period. the only time it would even be considered would be emergency leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member (parent or sibling). The "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" will not work during basic. Bottom line is if your sister wants you at the wedding, then she needs to change the date (to before basic is the only for sure way).
     
  9. jwalsh1

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    Sorry to beat a dead horse, but I'm going to say no as well. Welcome to the military, now shut up and color.
     

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