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Old 05-07-2009, 09:58 AM
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Hi everyone I am the proud mother of a soldier now at Ft Benning in OSUT and who will graduate July 31st. I'm trying to make airplane reservations but I want to also spend time with my son. I know they have a pass after the cord ceremony on Day One but do they have a pass for family time after the Graduation ceremony? Thanks for your help-
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:07 AM
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My son graduated from Infantry OSUT 5 years ago & he had a pass good until 11 PM on Blue Cord day. But after graduation he went directly to Airborne School, tested for the school & then was released until Monday AM.

When a soldier graduates from OSUT he's no longer the responsibity of the Infantry School. He'll have orders to his next duty assignment. He's on his own & it's up to him to report on time. When transportation is provided then he has to make sure he's at the airport or whatever on time.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:43 AM
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So never having had a soldier but surely having fair experience after raising two sons, I don't know whether he will want to go out with the rest of his squad for the weekend to hang out or whether we should be planning to stay you can imagine he has absolutely no clue as to the details of this stuff-in his 3rd week of OSUT-and can't give me an intelligent answer on what he wants or needs us to do-just wants a little sleep! I guess I will just play it by ear.
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