4/c question

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  1. shellz

    shellz Parent

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    Too tired to dig through the handbook, so I thought who better to ask then the wonderful folks here at SAF....

    Once swab summer is over, I think the kids can have a cell phone....? I was wondering what sort of limitations are imposed on them. Especially text messaging! It seems that is the way most young people communicate these days. Heck, even I have started using this feature and I am OLD. (Just ask my kids :wink:)

    Thanks!
     
  2. zachogden

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    the day swab summer ends you'll get your cellphone back, or at least we did. the only real restrictions on cell phone usage are where you can use them (4/c can't use them in the hallways, wardroom, other obvious areas, or outside in uniform). that being said, you will have no problem making calls/texts any time of day as long as you're not in class or training.
     
  3. shellz

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    I am sure son will be glad to hear that he will have some contact with his old friends/family, even if it is limited! Thanks for the info!
     
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    ....or in the new Chase Hall annex, where wireless service is hit-or-miss depending on which room you are in. :wink:
     
  5. Luigi59

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    Swabs will also get their phones back for a few hours after Mystic, and the ones leaving for Eagle (A/B/C) get to take it with them for a week!

    Don't let him report with a cell phone, mail it to him (fully charged) a few days before Mystic.

    If he brings it to R-Day, it will be confiscated and stored for 4 weeks.

    SOME Cadre will be nice and get the confiscated phones from the trunk room and charge them for their swabs to use at Mystic, but you can't count on it.

    :cool:
     
  6. shellz

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    Thanks Luigi!

    That is what we were planning on doing. I've been a good and faithful SAF reader, and remember this tidbit from last year!! I feel so much better about sending the son off with all of this great advice.....SWAB not Cadet, mail the cell phone, write but don't expect letters in return, etc, etc. :thumb:
     

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