Your Soldier in Training is coming home for the holidays!! You’ve scheduled travel (through the WSRA, we hope!), planned out meals and treats, made plans for family and friends to visit while he or she is home, and you just can’t wait to share these few days with your sweet child…who you swear was sitting on Santa’s lap asking for a new bike just last year. The opportunity to have your Soldier in Training home for a few days in the midst of the stress of basic training is a welcome relief and joy for all military families.
Taking a break during the grueling days of basic training can also be challenging for your Soldier in Training. Physical training is imperative during this time and the mental toughness that comes along with the discipline needed to stay in the best shape possible is hard to maintain when going home for the holidays. For this reason, we created a quick list of ways military families can support their Soldiers in Training as they come home for holiday block leave.
Again, block leave is a welcome reprieve, but also a major challenge for many SITs. Your support during this time will mean a great deal to your Soldier in Training – this is what military families do for their service members. Welcome to the club!