Almost certainly. Yes, the training commands go into a holiday stand down for a two week period. Every sailor in a training status is encouraged to take leave and go home, even if they have to "go in the hole" and borrow some future earned leave days. He does need to pay for his own travel. After all, the training staff enjoy time off too. Dates will be announced in November, usually.
I say "almost" because with specail ops, I am not 100%. Just never know. But with the stand down, yeah, probably.
Thank You for the information
My son is leaving at the same time and is in the same situation. Do you have a general idea of when we might find out specifics (meaning enough to book travel home?) This is the first Thanksgiving he will be away from home which I am getting used to (sort of) but I am really hoping he can be home for Christmas.
Do not book travel until he gives you the official dates. When? Not soon enough for you to feel comfortable or save money, but they are pretty good about letting them know as soon as they can. The official dates aren't out, and you have to have those, not a best guess. Sorry. It is frustrating.
Thank you. I was just hoping we would have 3 or 4 weeks notice. Will he be told at RTC the dates or do we have to wait until PIR? Sorry, you probably don't know but I thought I would ask.
New to Navy stuff.... what is PIR and RTC?
PIR - Pass In Review, boot camp graduation
RTC - Recruit Training Command, Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois.
In the past, they have let them know during boot camp. You may well get a few weeks to plan. Best of luck!
Also, it would be good to post about what did and did not happen after, so others can know what to expect.