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  • Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

    I heard that they let u use your cell phone only on the weekends. is this true?
    what else privledges do they have?

  • #2
    Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

    Depends completely on your drill sergeant, post, and infantry/non-infantry.

    Everything is subject to change. It's the Army.

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    • #3
      Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

      Originally posted by M.Bradley
      Depends completely on your drill sergeant, post, and infantry/non-infantry.

      Everything is subject to change. It's the Army.
      Spot On.

      Also, if they allow phone calls on weekends but your platoon is undisciplined, don't plan on getting to use your phone. Often times, privileges are lost because of your battle buddies.

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      • #4
        Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

        Originally posted by M.Bradley
        Depends completely on your drill sergeant, post, and infantry/non-infantry.

        Everything is subject to change. It's the Army.
        disregard this. Every post has their laid back companies as well as every OSUT. We have had Soldiers come on here from 11B OSUT saying it was vacation and they saw cell phones and passes nearly the entire time and we have had Soldiers come from Jackson who never saw passes or cell phones. It is entirely dependent on your company CO and DS how many privileges you get.

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        • #5
          Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

          He's right to a point though. Even if what you say is true, the amount of "free" 11B OSUT guys are far outnumbered. It's a given. It really is.

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          • #6
            Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

            i was @ benning, we had 12pm-5pm passes EVERY weekend. Some kind of tests with each company for our cycles they were doing or something like that

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            • #7
              Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

              Just go into BCT and expect the worse... no calls, no free time ever. And if/when you get either, you'll be happy. That's the only way to not drive yourself Section 8 thinking about it...

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              • #8
                Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                Originally posted by jmclaughlin1701
                Just go into BCT and expect the worse... no calls, no free time ever. And if/when you get either, you'll be happy. That's the only way to not drive yourself Section 8 thinking about it...
                yeah, I didn't expect to get any kind of freedom at all, not a phone or anything. So, when I got my 5 minute phone call at the end of week 8 I was excited. I didn't whine and pout about other companies being at the PX using the pay phones. That didn't affect me or my training. That's the most important thing to think about. All the things you do affect you. If you train more and worry about the phone less, you're going to be a more squared away soldier. Trust me, I saw it when me and my buddies got to AIT. We were cleaning house.

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                • #9
                  Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                  Free pass = time to sleep.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                    Originally posted by Army noob
                    Free pass = time to sleep.
                    LOL..yeah right; You'll be eating pogey bait and chasing quim! Remember there is no rest for the wicked.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                      Basically just go there thinking that your doom awaits you and abandon all hope

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                      • #12
                        Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                        free pass = time to sleep? Man, I got the short end of the stick. I got two phone calls during basic, they were only a minute long each on a pay phone, and you had to wait in line for like 2 hours to use it. And if you were caught sleeping at ANY time between 0430 and 2100, you would not be a happy camper.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                          Originally posted by o13starsnstripes View Post
                          Basically just go there thinking that your doom awaits you and abandon all hope
                          They should put that at the Sand Hill gates.

                          "Abandon hope all ye who enter"

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                          • #14
                            Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                            i ship at 20110628 who else is shipping out with me??

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                            • #15
                              Re: Privledges in basic @ ft.jackson

                              one benefit to being in the hospital during basic was a phone call! Whoohoo! But, I was so hoarse, I did about 90% listening, which was fine anyway.

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