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Week 5 - Call Home
Last Post 23 Aug 2017 11:55 AM by CoastieDad13. 5 Replies.
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18 Aug 2017 04:04 PM
    My boyfriend is approaching his 5th week of basic. What should I expect from his call home to tell us his orders? 
    *Does he call from his cell phone or should I be looking for an out of state number? 
    *Is it scripted like his initial call or will he be able to talk at least a bit more? 
    *What is a normal time frame to be looking out for the call? 
    Just want to know what to expect- anything helps- and I will be ready for the call! I'm just excited to hear his voice again.  
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    18 Aug 2017 06:25 PM
    It will be a quick call. I think it is on a 2 minute time limit. We couldn't use our cell phones when I was in basic but that may be changed. We called from a phone by the CC's office. The call was in the evening and it wasn't scripted but you pretty much just had to tell them where you were going, how you were doing, then get off the phone.
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    18 Aug 2017 10:55 PM
    When I made my 5th week call in April it was from a phone near the CC's office, we were allowed 5 minutes, it wasn't scripted but we were only supposed to pass the information of where we got stationed and hang up. The CC's may be standing right next to them while they are calling so it may sound scripted. I was lucky that no CC listened to my call so I got a little more personal and relaxed call.
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    19 Aug 2017 12:04 AM
    Make sure you have a pen and paper on hand to write it down. In the excitement you will forget what he told you. My wife forgot half of what our son told her. I had to play detective to piece it together.

    On base liberty if granted he will call you from his cell.
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    20 Aug 2017 09:06 PM
    I graduated earlier this year.

    The call is gonna come from a state number, not his cell phone.
    It won't be a scripted call. The time varies depending on how many people still need to call. I got around 5 minutes once, and in Week 6 I had so much time that my spouse and I just ran out of stuff to talk about. haha. The CCs were usually in their offices during the calls. So they were pretty relaxed. But understand that the calls are SUPPOSED to just be a passdown of information. Having said that, no one got in trouble for straying from that guideline.
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    23 Aug 2017 11:55 AM
    we are expecting that call this week... my wife has a pen and paper on her at all times. With the scripted questions of... what state, city, cutter...etc. Cant wait to hear his voice!
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