About 6,000 Trainees Leave Fort Leonard Wood This Week On Holiday Block Leave

Approximately 6000 soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood are taking to the air and roads this week as the Army kicks off its annual Holiday Block Leave period.
Holiday block Leave is a unique program within the U.S. Army for Soldiers going through Basic and Advanced Individual Training.
This marks a time when trainees, drill sergeants and cadre are afforded a break from their training to reconnect with their families and their hometown communities.
While a lot of the attention during Holiday Block Leave is on the trainees and students, it is just as important to give the drill sergeants and cadre a break from an almost non-stop training cycle.
The Army is the only service that pauses basic training and advanced individual training during the holidays.