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    Advice on leave.

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    My fiancé is in the Army and he just turned in paperwork for a pass for leave. How long till they let him know if his pass is denied or granted????
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    Always hold on lightly with leave. They can cancel it last minute if they need too.

    In our case, we normally know a few days a head of time.
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    About how many days ahead though? A week or less?
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    There's no set answer as it all depends on command and job. Sometimes my husband's leave was approved a few weeks beforehand; sometimes it was the day before; one time the day of; once it was never approved nor denied. It all depends.




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    Quote Originally Posted by idratherbehiking View Post
    There's no set answer as it all depends on command and job. Sometimes my husband's leave was approved a few weeks beforehand; sometimes it was the day before; one time the day of; once it was never approved nor denied. It all depends.
    Yup. If it is something that we are traveling for, we check the forecast schedule to make sure nothing is going to mess with it; but, just try to take things in stride. Air Force wise, ours is normally in hand 48 hours ahead of time.
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    Unfortunately, like everyone has said, it varies like crazy. Last year during christmas, DH's leave wasn't approved until about a week before..and then they denied his initial request. DH is on leave this week for my birthday because he has a ton of days saved up and they were much faster this time. It was approved within a week. BUT, after it was approved they were like "Oh yeah sorry but you have to actually be here on the 10th." which was right in the middle of his leave! Thankfully we stayed local but it was frustrating.
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    Our experiences with leave have been different. The first three times DB took leave it was during block leave. His leave was approved months in advance and never changed. This time the block leave dates changed like 5 times but he ended up taking two weeks of leave on other dates. It was still approved 3 months in advance (he had a decently valid reason) and it never changed or was it threatened to be. Maybe we've just been very lucky with leave.
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    Yes, there is no solid answer. Sometimes, we've known months in advance, if he applied that early. Even then, there was always the understanding that leave can and will be canceled, even the last hour or minute (or part way through, requiring them to return home ASAP) if necessary.

    Generally, the further out the request is, the longer it may take. If he's asking for leave in a week, they are going to look at that before they look at someone asking for leave in 5 months, usually.

    But if the command is busy and unsure of schedule, they aren't going to tell someone he can be gone until they have a better handle on things. As with so many military things, you are just going to have to be patient.
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    well see Im not sure, because first hes on hold at AIT so hes not doing anything other than things around the base. Also he put the leave in for a weekend where they have a long weekend due to a holiday.
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    If he's not on duty or anything, he should get a 96-hour liberty then, wouldn't waste leave on a holiday weekend.
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