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Here's a question for you experienced Dads out there. I know that when my son leaves for Basic training next month, they have to mail their personal effects home, including their cell phones. My question is this..... After my son graduates from Basic Training, he'll be staying at Great Lakes for his A-School, to learn to be an EM, Electrician's Mate. Are they allowed to keep their cell phones to use in the evenings while they are in A-School?

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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on July 10, 2024 at 2:21pm

I've given up trying to find info about their phone policy on the internet.....if it exists someplace it is well hidden

Comment by Scott Shiley on July 8, 2024 at 10:09am

That's exactly what I was asking about was OFF DUTY hours, as was worded in my question.  I don't need to be reminded about it being the military and i expect him to be busy studying in MOST of his off duty hours anyway.   Thanks for your reply.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on July 5, 2024 at 12:48pm

as far as I know they can use phones OFF DUTY times and not during class hours......remember this is the military and he needs to concentrate on his job and not personal comms

Comment by Scott Shiley on June 24, 2024 at 9:43am

Thanks Paul, that's great to know for Basic Training.   

Still wondering if they can have it unrestricted for off-duty hours during A-school.  

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on June 21, 2024 at 11:05am


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