Airman will be given the opportunity to take about 10 days of leave while in tech school around Christmas (last year it was 22 Dec – 02 Jan). They must use their saved leave (vacation) days for this AND pay for their own transportation.
They will be briefed by their MTL if they will be able to go on Exodus and when approved they can begin making travel arrangements.
Airman do not have to take Exodus if they choose to save their leave days to use when they graduate tech school instead, prior to going to their first base. It’s up to the Airman what they decide to do.
Official Exodus dates have not been released yet by the AETC Commander, but will be around Thanksgiving. Any other leave is not authorized.