Question: Can I bring my phone to basic training?

Are cell phones allowed in Basic Training? There are no cell phones allowed in Basic Training. This is a consistent rule for all of the military branches: Do not expect your service member to be able to call you, text you, or receive your messages when they are in Basic Training.

Are cell phones allowed in basic training?

While cell phone use is generally prohibited among privates going through basic training, at the discretion of their company commander new soldiers are usually permitted to use their phones on Sunday nights to keep in touch with family.

What happens to your phone in basic training?

Cell phone use depends on the drill sergeants. Some drill sergeants allow them, others do not. If Soldiers are allowed to use them they will not have them at all times. The phones will be locked up with the Soldiers other personal belongings and distributed when phone privileges are earned.

How often do you get your phone in basic training?

Because calling home is an earned privilege (for your group) and is different for everyone depending on how your basic training unit performs, you may get only one phone call during your entire time at basic, or you may get as many as eight or 10 chances to call home.

Can the Army look through your phone?

The military cannot confiscate private property without probable cause or a warrant. This would be a violation of the Soldiers Fourth Amendment rights. The NCO can order the Soldiers not turn on their phones during duty hours or to not have their phones out during duty hours, except for an emergency.

Are drill sergeants allowed to hit you?

Except this is the new Army, an army that no longer allows drill sergeants to be cussing, ranting, abusive beasts. They cannot slap, hit, kick, punch or call privates names anymore.

Do you get Sundays off in basic training?

During BCT you do get a “break” on Sunday just long enough to go to church and do laundry. However, you cannot take a weekend pass during BCT. Depending on your DS in AIT and what phase youre in, you may be able to go off-post during AIT.

Do you have free time in basic training?

When you finally wrap up the weeks spent in basic training, chances are youll have earned a couple days off. Depending on your branch, as will be covered later, the times and days and duration youll be given free time all vary.

Do you get paid in basic training?

Do You Get Paid for Basic Training? Yes. Youll be glad to hear youre at least getting paid to struggle through challenges that will shape you into a soldier. During the in-processing of Week Zero, the Army will establish your military pay records and scale.

Do you have to shave in basic training?

Hair: Do not shave your head before leaving for basic training. This applies to both males and females. Do not even arrive at basic with a military style cut (Flat Top, High-and-tight, etc.). All facial hair should be shaved thoroughly before arriving at basic training.

How much sleep do you get in basic training?

The Militarys Stance on Sleep. The Office of the Army Surgeon General recommends that soldiers sleep at least seven hours per night, although only a minimum of four hours is required during field training exercises.

Do you get any days off in basic training?

Do you get weekends off in basic training? No it is not true. During BCT you do get a “break” on Sunday just long enough to go to church and do laundry. However, you cannot take a weekend pass during BCT.

How much do you sleep in basic training?

The Militarys Stance on Sleep. The Office of the Army Surgeon General recommends that soldiers sleep at least seven hours per night, although only a minimum of four hours is required during field training exercises.

Do you get days off in basic training?

During your training, you will earn paid time off at the rate of 2.5 days a month. You can use your earned time to take leave prior to reporting to your first duty station. This has to be approved, and the most common length is 10 days.

Do you get paid BAH twice a month?

They get paid twice a month; on the 1st and on the 15th. If the 1st or 15th land on a weekend, they get paid the Friday before.

Do you shower together in basic training?

In basic training, you take group showers. Theres no way out of communal showers. Theyre required. Your instructor will give you a time limit for your shower and tell you when you may take your shower during the day or night.

How many hours of sleep do you get at basic training?

The Militarys Stance on Sleep. The Office of the Army Surgeon General recommends that soldiers sleep at least seven hours per night, although only a minimum of four hours is required during field training exercises.

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