Federal & Training Holidays

Updated: October 13, 2022

FY 2022 Federal and Training Holidays, Family Days and military 4-day weekend calendars.

Here are the fiscal year 2022 federal and training holidays, family days and military four-day weekend calendars.

Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Holidays

  • New Year’s Day — Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, but observed Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day — Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
  • Presidents’ Day — Monday, Feb. 21, 2022
  • Memorial Day — Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Juneteenth — Sunday, June 19, 2022, but observed Monday, June 20
  • Independence Day — Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 5, 2022
  • Columbus Day — Monday, Oct. 10, 2022
  • Veterans Day — Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
  • Christmas Day — Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, but observed Monday, Dec. 26

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Army Training Holiday Observances

These days vary by unit. There may be more or fewer training holidays than listed below. Soldiers should always confirm with their local chain of command whether or not they have a federal or training holiday off, as they are not guaranteed.

Fiscal 2022 Army Training Holiday Observances

  • Jan. 3, 2022 — Monday after New Year’s Day
  • Jan. 14, 2022 — Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb 18, 2022 — Friday before Presidents’ Day
  • May 27, 2022 — Friday before Memorial Day
  • July 1, 2022 — Friday before Independence Day
  • Sept. 2, 2022 — Friday before Labor Day

Fiscal 2022 Army Four-Day Weekends

  • New Year’s weekend — Friday, Dec. 31, 2021-Monday, Jan. 3, 2022
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day — Friday, Jan. 14-Monday Jan. 17, 2022
  • Presidents’ Day weekend — Friday, Feb. 18-Monday, Feb. 21, 2022
  • Memorial Day weekend — Friday, May 27-Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day weekend — Friday, July 1-Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day weekend — Friday, Sept. 2-Monday, Sept. 5, 2022

The U.S. Army observes U.S. federal holidays and typically authorizes a training holiday to coincide with each federal holiday in order to provide four-day weekends. These are called days of no-scheduled activity, or DONSAs, and can be impacted by training and mission requirements. Always confirm with your chain of command if you will have these or other days off.

Holiday Season/Holiday Block Leave

During the two weeks around the end-of-year holidays, the armed forces typically remain operational (half- or full-day schedule based on mission requirements), except for Christmas and New Year’s days off and designated training holidays.

Army “Christmas Exodus”

The Army typically shuts down basic training and advanced individual training schools. The Navy and Air Force typically shut down job schools but do not shut down basic training.

The 10-day break generally starts a week before Christmas and lasts until a week after Christmas. The “exodus” allows drill sergeants and basic training staff members to spend the holidays with their families.

Soldiers may choose whether to take the break and go home or stay at basic training and work on details during the 10-day period. Any taken leave comes out of soldiers’ leave entitlement, and transportation costs home and back are not covered, according to a 2014 explanation from the U.S. Army Future Soldier Center.

Air Force 2022 Air Education and Training Command Family Days

  • Monday, Jan. 3, 2022
  • Friday, May 27, 2022
  • Friday, July 1, 2022
  • Friday, Sept. 2, 2022
  • Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
  • Monday, Dec. 23, 2022
  • Friday, Dec. 30, 2022

Most offices on Air Force installations are closed on these days, and some services, including medical, recreation, shopping and dining, are on restricted schedules. Many installations will close some gates as well. Check with your local installation for details. For military members required to perform duty during these holidays, commanders are encouraged to grant compensatory time off during the first week following the holiday, mission requirements permitting, according to a 2019 Air Force memo.

Navy Fiscal Year 2022 Holiday Observation Guidance

The following dates reflect the Navy’s 2022 holiday schedule. They will be updated when the Navy publishes its updated holiday observance calendar (usually in January).

  • New Year’s Day — Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 (observed Dec. 31, 2021)
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day — Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
  • Presidents’ Day — Monday, Feb. 21, 2022
  • Memorial Day — Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Juneteenth — Sunday, June 19, 2022 (observed June 20)
  • Independence Day — Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 5, 2022
  • Columbus Day — Monday, Oct. 10, 2022
  • Veterans Day — Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
  • Christmas Day — Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 (observed Dec. 26)

Always confirm with your chain of command if you will have these or other days off.


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