Need to Miss Drills?

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We understand that everyone has a life outside the 29th and will occasionally have to miss drills. What we ask is that you make us aware of your absence. If you need to miss a specific drill, you simply 'Post A Leave of Absence' for it within 24 hours of the drill time. If you need to miss a series of drills, (due to a trip, etc.), you can post an 'Extended Leave of Absence' for up to 45 days. However, if your drill times consistently do not work for you, you may be able to transfer to another platoon which has different drill times.

Please remember to message your Squad Leader to let him know when you won't be at drills.


Be aware that if you miss 3 drills within 30 days and do not post a leave of absence (unless you are on extended leave of absence) you will be discharged.

How to Post Absence

This is to be done when you need to miss a specific drill, regardless of the reason. You first click on "Personnel" and a drop down box will appear.

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Inside of this drop down box, there will be different links. These take you to various parts of the 29th's website. You need to click on "Calendar". This will take you to the calendar of events for the 29th. This shows all drills and special events that are scheduled for the selected month.

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Next, you need to find the specific drill you will miss and click on it. This will take you to the page for that drill, in the upper right corner there is a button that says "Post LOA". You need to click this if you intend on missing the drill.

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How to Post An Extended Leave of Absence (ELOA)

This is to be done when you need to miss a series of drills, for up to 45 days in a row. Please do not abuse this option. To post an ELOA, go the Extended LOAs (Child Board of Adjutant Office) on the forums.

Follow these instructions:

1. Create a new thread in the adjutant office section on the forums
2. The topic name of the thread should be as follows [Example: ELOA - Campbell - 7th Jan to 28th Jan 2014]
3. Inside the topic please place your full name, the reason and availability as follows

Name: David J. Campbell
Reason: New working shift
Availability: Forums only

4. An Adjutant Corps member will then deal with your ELOA ASAP and reply when the record would have been added.

Remember to notify your Squad Leader.

How to Change Drill Times

If your drill times consistently do not work for you, you may be able to transfer to another platoon with better suited drill times. To do this, message your Squad Leader with what times work best for you and he will be able to help you follow it through. For an idea of the possible options, look at the Calendar.

See Also

Extended LOA Process by 2Lt. Campbell 07-JAN-2015