Sept. 30 marks the deadline that Soldiers can carry up to 75 days of leave from one year to the next. As of Oct. 1, which marks the start of a new fiscal year, Soldiers can maintain up to a maximum of 60 days of leave. Sixty days was the original amount Soldiers could maintain from one year to the next before 2008, when the 75-day leave policy was implemented due to "high operations tempo." While serving in a combat zone, Soldiers can accrue up to 120 days of leave. For more information, read All Army Activities Message 022/1213.
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