- 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
- I have a boyfriend whose in basic and is love to be able to talk to him... I miss him like crazy!!!! I lovebhimbwith alley heart and I worry constantly so a nightly text or phone call would be amazing for y nerves right now!!!!!!
- —Guest ArmyGirlfriend
- i am currently in the army and the reason you are cut off in basic training is because you need to be broken down to your lowest point and build back up into a solider. you are aloud to have mail because that is a form of communication but not a direct way to contact people. If a family member gets ill, they can contact the red cross who will contact your BCT, if you have a problem to take care at home your family can often contact the 1st SGT who will notify you, its only 10 weeks people you will be okay
- Absolutely yes. Most people today have electronic devices that can contact a satellite from out of space which can connect them to anyone and anywhere in the world. Whoever is sticking to the OLD school pen and paper idea just needs to update their thought process, because this is the elctronic era, and it's here to stay. PS. My boyfriend is in basic now and during this time I had an accident where I was sent to the ambulence and I found out I am getting kicked out of my house and I needed to contact him about financial stuff and I couldn't. I was definitely VERY pissed off and I just find that it's completely uncalled for to not be able to keep in contact with your family and loved ones. Absolutely RIDICULOUS... for this day and age that is!!!
- —Guest GR
- Give it to them. If they use it, they use it, not like they'll be able to use it all the tome anyways. Our even alot. I have a wife, I'd like to talk to her. It's called having a loved one. For most of the guys in here saying no, and causing a ruckus. Shut up. You sound like an older brother who's upset the little brother got stuff he never got. It's called life, things are going to change, wether we get cell phones today, our next year in BCT. It'll happen soon enough, just get over it now, and give it to them. Cause even when you go on deployments, you can still contact family reguraly. So I see no reason we can't have them in basic, if at least every sunday during personal time. Also, the past exception, some of us have finances we need to take care of, I've seen people fuck up cause they were st basic and didn't have anyone to handle their finances properly.
- —Guest Not an ass
ur an idiot
- The people that say no are stupid i think yes cell phone but 1I call a day for 30you mins becouse what if somthing tragic happend at home? Its the 2000people the electronic era u old people need to grow up and admit ur wrong.
- —Guest dylan t
- Yes, because so you can contact your loved ones. Mailing takes too long!!!!! But I mean, mailing is okay too! :)
- —Guest ohaw
No No No up your writing skills!!!
- I'm being deployed in August for bootcamp, and I'm actually terrified. However, I'm getting all the goodbyes and farewells out of the way now. I know what I'm going in for and what is in store for me (lots of intense physical and mental work). For me I only have one person that I care about, but I've made a decision to just write him even though he insist that I call him. I won't be able to because bootcamp takes a lot out of you ( that's whats been told to me). I think letters are more intimate anyway, so if he can't wait for my return oh well.
- —Guest Future Reserver USAR
- People don't understand how encouraging it is to get to text your parents and friends. If I am able to use my phone in BCT, I will use it to call my parents, text my friends, and call one of my close friends to pray for me, stress is good and bad, I could go without my phone and just stand firm knowing that God is with me but it's always great to have your friends pray for you. I leave for BCT Tuesday, May 8, 2012
- —Guest PVT Devillier
Yes and No
- No, not for text messaging and phone calls. Yes, so I can pay my bills. I leave for basic training April 8th 2012.
- —Guest Bréyon
- Stationary was the cell phone of our pre-2000s brothers and sisters in arms. To call one a pansy is hypocritical, to write a letter may seem the old fashion way, but in the days of Greek soldiers and The Crusades, men would leave for war for ten years! No contact in between then. Training is priority, we need to be hard pressed and focus on making our soldiers war fighters, but so what if they make one of their two calls from a cell phone?
- —Guest GroundPounder
- I think yes because, even though I was only 7 when my dad was in Basic, my mom always wanted to call and see how he was doing. We got letters all the time, but hearing his voice is what we loved the most!
- —Guest Guest Army Brat
- I am embarrassed to call myself a vet after hearing this crap!! Grow some damn balls and pick up a pen and paper!! this is what is wrong with our military a bunch of pansies who can't tough it out for 9 weeks! the entire time i was in basic i was only able to call my parents twice!! and that was once to tell them I'm alright in the beginning and once to tell them when graduation was that's it!!
- —Guest VETERAN