Journal During BCT

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  1. wingsofhonor

    wingsofhonor USAFA Class of 2017

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    Hello everyone!

    I am a Class of 2017 Appointee and I had a question about keeping a journal during BCT. I know there is a little bit of time worked in each day for correspondence. Is bringing a booklet with you to write in and keep acceptable? I'd love to take notes and write about my experiences during BCT. If journals aren't allowed, can one record their experiences another way? Perhaps by sending journal entries home? Thank you all so much!
     
  2. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    you have very little time to write but I would recommend just writing home (stationary is provided) and have your parents keep everything. I went back and read the letters I wrote during basic and they were pretty entertaining for me.

    As for bringing a notebook, some cadre may let you keep it, others not. If it's that important to you, just write it on the stationary they give you and keep it somewhere, but like I said, there is very little time for that. I wrote a few letters home but mostly I just wanted to sleep.
     
  3. LFry94

    LFry94 USAFA C1C '17

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    I tried this during the short 18 day basic at the Prep School. I wanted to journal in the memo pad I kept in my pocket, however I found that I was so exhausted every night that I chose sleep over journaling. Ended basic with one journal entry.
     
  4. Tman910

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    I can't speak for the Prep BMT or the academy BCT, but even through enlisted basic you had no time at all. IF you did anything it would be on sundays when the TIs were doing something else. If there is anything worth putting in the journal, you'll remember it. Trust me.
     

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