Of course you will! Especially if he just joined, I think he gets leave after boot camp, and believe it or not, not everyone gets sent to Afghanistan. I had a friend who just got done serving in Japan!
You're about half way to seeing him again. After about a year they usually have built up enough leave time to come home and visit. (Edit): Wait, did you mean he left for boot camp six months ago? if so then he'll be home on leave a lot sooner.
yes, you will. I remember wondering the same thing during my son's two tours in the middle east. Not to minimize, he saw a lot of combat at the onset of the of the conflict, when things were really volatile. I think there's much less now in terms of combat. I have faith you will reunite. When you do see him, thank him for me and my family.