CLC news/updates....

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  1. k2rider

    k2rider Member

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    So they allowed the cadets to make a 5 minute call (on Saturday morning) home for Fathers Day before they went into the field for (7) days. 1st Regt has been there since June 3rd and the standardized testing was done on the 6th. We learned that at some point between the 6th and the 20th when he called that they had went "out in the field" for (5) days but slept in large tents on cots. They had also qualified with the rifle and were able to shoot several automatic weapons...my son's favorite is the M249 SAW (Squad Assualt Rifle).

    They were heading out on Saturday for (7) days in the field again but this time "will be sleeping on the ground with the ticks". My son had already removed (4) ticks from their 1st time in the field. Needless to say, he said it's been hot, hotter and humid most of the time. He forgot to bring chapstick and his lips are fried. Maybe something for future cadets to throw on their packing list.
     
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    Thank you for the info. DS will be going in a couple of weeks, so appreciate all the details we can get!
     
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    We unfortunately did not get a call. I'm still hoping for a letter though!
     
  4. k2rider

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    Hopefully the letters will come. Our son, who communicates with us only when he needs something (usually money) has actually sent us (3) letters since he started CLC. It helped that we sent him self addressed, stamped envelopes in a care package with brownies. Speaking of food, my wife has been sending brownies every week via Priority Mail and they are arriving safely. Keep in mind that all the food they receive has to be shared and consumed immediately as it's not allowed in the barracks. Also, no gum is allowed at all so don't send any.
     
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  5. Goarmymom

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    I did give DS all the stamps we had, and he took envelopes and paper. But he's not the best communicator, so I shouldn't be surprised. I was hesitant to send treats though, because when our other DS was at BCT, it wasn't encouraged, because they would get taken from him and others would eat them. I wasn't sure how that worked at CLC. Hmm, maybe bribing would work here!
     

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