I've been with my current girlfriend for almost 18 months now. Its a pretty serious relationship and we haven't gone a single day without talking the whole time and we see each other very often. Being away from her during BCT training is going to be the most difficult thing I've ever had to deal with. No joke, its going to be 10x harder than BCT itself. She has a class ring thats very expensive and has a lot of sentimental value to it that she wears everyday. She was going to put a chain with it and give it to me to wear around my neck under my uniform at BCT. Believe it or not it would be a major stress reliever and do me more than you could imagine if I was able to keep it. Will the DS's in BCT take it away or will they let you wear things like that? Also whats the status on cell phones? I realize they take them when you get there but do you get them back frequently to use while in BCT? And how much phone time do they give you with their pay phones on base? I realize I can write with her, and we will everyday, but its still not the same. I'll go crazy if we cant talk at least once every so often over the phone, even if its for a few minutes.