- i went through in 98 and we got to stand in line on the weekends to use the payphone i didnt cee my cell or my pager till after i graduated ait wut is the army coming to girls at ft knox and cells in basic my old DI would go ballistic..Delta Dawgs aug-oct '98
- —Guest cushing jeffery j
- I am going to basic training in march I understand being broken down and built back up, I just think it gonna be hard but ill just have to deal with it. Talkin to my mom and dad every now and then would surely help a whole lot.
- —Guest Victor
Cell phones at Basic?
- Was allowed to bring cell phone but when I arrived, the first night all cell phones were collected and after that it was about 3 weeks before we got to make our first calls and we usually had them all day sunday..Out in Oklahoma there was very little cell service so we had to alternate a lot on who sat near the windows to get the best. The only time we got them during the week was after the Ft. Hood Shooting and that was a quick, less than or equal to an hour. Brush up on writing that is the best way to get things in and out and they cant read what you say because even for them it is a federal crime if they get caught. Also to help you may want to get a journal that way you can have something to do at night if its not taken up with seminars or field training.
- —Guest Guest-OK '09
YES WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE CELL PHONES
- I need to communicate with my girl friend and my family to let them know that im doing alright and to check on my grandmother who is in bad condition
- —Guest Private Stanley
- Ya know when your in the middle of a war will you be whipping your phone out? Its unfocoused people like that that get killed or get someone else killed its basic training you signed the contract you want to be pampered go to the boy scouts ...marines dont get cell phone use hence some of the best training and few and the proud.....
- —Guest ryan
- No because it defeats the purpose of staying there being focused on what needs to be done although I will miss family or I missed family u have to tought it out threw at the whole time..
- —Guest Vazquez
- No way, I didn't get one and having a cell phone defeats the whole purpose of training. Now it's cell phones, what's next? There is a saying,I give you my hand and you rip my arm off.
- —Guest Marine
- My boyfriend has been gone for 3 weeks now in the beginning I was hearing from him through out the week days than it stop than I spoke to him on sunday an that was it now I'm worried cause every morning I talk to him an not seeing a text or call is depressing I miss him so much
- —Guest Anngelttle
- I believe that cellphones should not be brought to BCT. When I went through Navy Basic All I had was pen and paper and when someone took the time to mail a letter to you in Basic it meant a lot. That person took the time and put pen to paper. If you're having trouble in BCT talk it out with your battle buddy. it builds unity and bring you closer. When I got mail at Great Lakes for Basic I was so happy it meant the world to me and it still means something special to me know. If it's an emergency then contact the red cross other wise write it down. Use a payphone. I used one. First time I used one was a t Basic and it was an experience. BCT should be a experience that sets you apart from civis. You signed the contract you should of known this would happen.
- —Guest Dan
- Thanks for giving your ideas listed here. The other factor is that each time a problem comes up with a laptop or computer motherboard, individuals should not go ahead and take risk connected with repairing that themselves for if it is not done correctly it can lead to permanent damage to the whole laptop. It is usually safe to approach the dealer of any laptop for any repair of that motherboard. They've already technicians who have an expertise in dealing with pc motherboard challenges and can carry out the right diagnosis and accomplish repairs. nouve jordan chaussures
- —Guest nouve jordan chaussures
Yes but controlled
- When I went thru basic is was pen and paper. First notice that you arrived was a post card not like the phone call used now. You choose to take a phone to basic, it must be locked in your locker except in the 30 minutes before lights out, or on free time (LOL) on Saturday and Sunday. It removes one more person from the line at the pay phone. If your caught with your cell phone during duty hours it is the DIs and goes in an envelope for the end of training. Get used to not having your cell phone as an extension to your hand like so many Civilians. You cant take it into an Classified environment and in the field you probably wont have a signal, In a fortification you wont get access. Wifi may be assumed in the Civilian life but there are no guarentees/ If you are taking a smart phone to the service get a good otter box to protect it. A soldier in a war zone can write a note home for free postage, the same is not promised for email, or text. Learn to write and wait the Army way.
- —Guest Derby Tims
- My husbands in basic training now and I wish he had daily calls. We only get Sundays for a few minutes! And to all that say family and friends and fb and what ever can wait what about the soldiers newborn baby don't they have to right to hear them cry?!?! I say yes and I'm very glad that my soldier has his phone because u does get to hear his baby cry and he gets to talk to him and if it wasn't for us he would have gave up we are his rock all y'all that think no can go to hell. I'm proud and glad they allow them to bring them along they just don't have them all the time they are locked up until sunday for their phone calls.
- —Guest ST
- why not?they cant abuse the time spent on their phone.I love hearing my sons voice.Letters ok......this is 2012 folks.
- —Guest estellasmith
In a Way yes
- I believe that they should be able to at least call home on every other Sunday. They don't need to have their phones on them, but just to call home once every 2 weeks would be nice. For me, feeling discouraged and being able to talk to my man would always lift my spirits. I do love, love, love getting letters from him tho. They always make me smile. So I think they should still have the rules where the DS's take the phones and when they are allowed to call they can but it would be nice if it was more often then 1-2times in a 10 week span. I will not bad talk those that say No because I do see where they are coming from. Without the phone, they can concentrate on their training, but sometimes it gets hard to concentrate on training when you are missing home and would love to just hear over the phone words of encouragement. :)
- —Guest Guest, Army Fiancee
- I am fixing on going to basic in the future. i am 33 years old with two kids and a husband. while yes, i will miss them very very much, i am in the military to be disciplined and be a soldier. not to be cuddled and babied. pen and paper is fine for me. it is only a few short weeks. you will be home before you know it. kids now days are too spoiled!
- —Guest future Army Reserves