Yes, you are transferred immediately to your school. Then, depending on when his school starts, he'll probably be doing bullshit details until his class date starts. Will will probably come back home after his tech school is finished but only for however much leave he has accrued. Only for extremely long tech schools do they give leave during tech school...extremely long being around 1 year...AND it's up to his commanding officer whether to even allow him to go in the first place. It's a privilege and not a right, at least concerning the time-frame. You're guaranteed leave, just not guaranteed when you can take it or if you'll have to come back early. Had a friend go see his family back in the states from here in Italy and he got recalled...had to fly all the way back just to be told we weren't going to deploy after all. It also depends on how much leave he will have accrued by then. You earn 2.5 days of leave per month, so you can figure from that. His first year is going to be extremely busy.