Basic Training for National Guard

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Registered: 01-18-2012
Basic Training for National Guard
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 8:17pm

Hi everyone!

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 8:23pm
Welcome to the board! It's been a while since my brother was in basic training. I really can't remember if he was ever able to use the phone. I know he could write letters, but I don't remember anyone ever getting a phone call from him while he was in training. Hopefully, someone with more recent experience will chime in.

I don't know if you were aware, but we do have a board for Guard and Reserves too. Here's the link in case you'd like to stop by:

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Registered: 03-06-1998
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 7:31pm
Phone calls vary and hopefully you have had one (0r more) by now, It all depends on how well they are doing. Calls, etc are privileges they have to earn.

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Registered: 02-13-2012
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 1:33pm
Hopefully you've had a call once a week recently? The first few weeks are almost non-stop. (Guard, Reserve, and regular Army all go through the same training)

But usually it's the trainee that has to worry :) Write often! Mail is delivered almost daily excluding camping trips.