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    I should be starting ait at ft. sam houston at 20110502. I've been invited to a wedding a few weeks (less than a month) later that happens to be in san antonio on the weekend. Would I be able to be authorized to attend the wedding? if so, does anyone know what limitations I could expect?

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    All you can do is to submit your request to attend the wedding through your chain of command as soon as you get to your AIT. Your training obligations will have to come first, BUT if you are in good academic standing there is a good chance you will get a pass that weekend.

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    Like Grunt said, it's all up to your Chain. And you could have any number of things going on then, field problem for instance.
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    Field training in the 68W course didn't come until the end of the training when I went through it.
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    Thanks for the great info. It's much appreciated!

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    I think you might have the wrong ship date posted, Chopping. Otherwise you'd be finished with BCT & firmly implanted in 68W AIT, lol.
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    Clearly he found use of those newly discovered faster-than-light neutrinos and built a time machine to attend the wedding he missed months ago. He threw in combat medic training into his schedule just in case the party gets a little crazy.

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    Lol, you're right. I'm so used to writing 2011 instead of 2012.

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    Wait until after 1 Jan 12 to make that mistake. You'll be in good company, namely me.
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    I just left 68W AIT. Depending on your company and your cadre you may be able to attend. We phased after 4 weeks there providing you maintained a GPA over 80 and passed your PT test. When you're phase 5 you can go off post and wear civvies on your off time. It sounds, though, like you'll be phase 4 during the wedding (which means uniform all the time and you're not allowed to leave your company area.) If that's the case you'll probably need to put in a request for a leave day to go to the wedding. Whether that is approved or not is completely up to your platoon sergeant and your first sergeant. If they feel like being nice, they will recommend that the company commander give you the leave day. If not, you're SOL.

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