R-Day

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  1. Futureofficer96

    Futureofficer96 New Member

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    Hey y'all,

    I received my appointment this past Saturday morning and have a question about R-Day.

    There is a huge amount of support in my community for this day, and I would like to, if allowed, have many people from my extended family, friends, and community members come to support me.

    Is there a limit on the number of people I can bring?

    Thanks for any information...

    VR
    Daniel Sharp
     
  2. My3Sons2017

    My3Sons2017 Member

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    Just a Suggestion

    There is no limit, but if I were you I would invite them to A-Day instead. You would have more time to spend with family and friends and the A-Day parade/review with the entire Corp of Cadets is spectacular and quite emotional for all that attend. Just a suggestion. It is also the day that you actually become a member of the Corp, not R-day.
     
  3. tug_boat

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    My Vote A-Day....

    On R-Day, you will be scheduled for a time slot, you go in for a briefing, then 90 sec. good bye! Thats it! They may see you during Oath, but no more contact after your 90 sec for the next 6 weeks other than letters and during the ice cream social a quick 5 min monitored phone call.

    During A-Day the parade is very cool. The Corp accepts you in the ranks and you are released after your chores are finished, around 11:00 am. Many families set up for picnics or go to a restaurant near by. You must return back to post every night and no underage drinking, drugs or laughing will be allowed.

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  4. hopeful2018

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    I sponsored cadets at usma, I never monitored their phone calls and we always had several phones so they could call anyone they wanted. The sponsor families expect you to use the time to relax and communicate with your family
     
  5. hopeful2018

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    **during the ice cream social!
     
  6. hopeful2018

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    I agree about A day, I would have huge support for R day instead!
     
  7. tug_boat

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    A-Day....

    I would rather have your support group show up on A-Day and have a picnic there.

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  8. hopeful2018

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    Lol strike that reverse what I said. :)
     
  9. My3Sons2017

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    Phone Calls During BEAST

    As far as phone calls during BEAST BARRACKS, cadets are allowed their first phone call home about two weeks into training which lasts about 10 minutes. The second call comes during the "ice cream social" at a sponsor's home which can last as long as an hour depending on how many phones the sponsor family has available to the cadets and the number of cadets hosted at that particular home. The last phone call comes prior to heading out to Camp Buckner before March Back which is also approximately 10 minutes. None of the phone calls are monitored, but when the time is up it is a quick good-bye.
     

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