DS is a 3year Nation (c/o 2020) finishing his 1st year not sure if they get contracted before going to Summer camp or when get to school for fall. He requested any slot available for specialty schools and they sent requests for Basic Camp; DS, along with all others wanting to contract or at least continue to participate as un-contracted for MS2 year . Guessing that if they are not contracted they would not receive pay (they are provided meals so wouldn't get per diem)?? Is transportation covered if un-contracted? Still waiting to find out which regiment he is assigned so know his dates for Basic Camp and hopefully he gets Air Assault or Airborne specialty too. My sister lives in Louisville so I'm excited can have a big cheering crew for graduation. Hopefully we will know a bit ahead his dates since my Brother-in-law has health issues that they have to try to schedule his treatment dates so he is on recovery weeks for the family events so he is able to enjoy it. Any suggestions for Hotels at Benning if he gets Airborne or Air Assault there instead of Knox? Have a few Airborne cousins that will want to blood wings him at those graduations lol.