Hi all, I'm looking at the academic calendars here and on the USMA website, and trying to figure out if I am interpreting things correctly. DS has received an appointment to USMA (Yay! He's earned it and of course we are thrilled, proud, happy for him, and filled with the completely understandable and usual set of apprehensions and questions!). One question that comes to mind that may be obvious from the published info, but apparanetly I'm still not getting it: When we drop off DS for R-Day on Jul 2nd (and after we have our 90-second goodbye ), is it true that he won't be home until Thanksgiving? I realize we'll catch a glimpse at March Back, and see him at A-Day (with some off-base privs with limitations). But then it looks like Reorganization Week kicks in, then first day of classes and away we go. Maybe I'm searching on the wrong phrases in here, but I cannot get a feel for how/when he may use passes that allow him to come home at the Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day breaks. I want to know when I can plan to use up my backlog of hugs. Thanks and apologies if this is an obvious question.