Hello, question from a current cadet. I am attending Airborne school this summer, and ran into a problem which seemed odd to me. In the "actual" army, they pay for travel to and from your duty station to training. Coincedently your duty station usually is your home of record. For west point cadets, summer leave begins May 25, and Ends August 10, with different schools like Airborne and AA scattered throughout. West Point is saying they will only pay for transportation from West Point to Bragg via bus both ways, no airfare from home or leave covered (even partially) I don't have a lot of money, but I live in california, and I have leave for 4 weeks before my report date for ABN. I had enough (barely) to get a flight home and back for the summer, but how could West Point expect me to pay for travel to this training they slotted me for? Maybe I'm just thinking incorrectly but my reasoning would be my parents, who enlisted without a dime to their name...the army gave them the clothes on their back, and any training they wanted them to have was fully funded...they couldn't afford it otherwise. on the contrare, my other option would be to stay at west point for FOUR weeks without any training, in transient housing so that I could take the bus down south. Am I wrong for rationalizing this way? Current AD army members pitch in? I know DTS pays duty station to duty station, but what about the gov paid tickets for R day? no one here could answer this. Thank you for your time.