I am a "plan way ahead" kind of person but I know I am going to need to be very flexible with DS at USNA and later in his career with setting up my plans-Semper Gumby . That said, I bought airline tickets for Thanksgiving already through Southwest so that I can change them if need be. What about Winter Break? I looked at the academic calendar, but I wasn't sure if the grey areas where there is no class in session also means that they are most likely on leave. I'll buy tickets through Southwest again so that we can change the reservations if needed, but I was hoping to get a general idea of "this is when they are usually released and this is when they normally have to report back". Love to hear from the experience of others! Thank you!