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Book enroute to BC?
Last Post 30 Mar 2011 12:35 PM by otnasirk. 13 Replies.
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10 Feb 2011 05:22 PM
    Is alright to bring along a book for the flight and the wait at USO? And I'm assuming I would need to pack it in by bag before boarding the bus to Cape May.
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    10 Feb 2011 06:25 PM
    That's what I was going to do. I was planning on leaving my cell and anything else electronic at home and just bringing a book or magazine or two. Might be able to read a whole book considering we go to MEPS at 5 am and don't get to Cape May until night time.

    Is there any reason to have a cell phone on the trip to Cape May?
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    10 Feb 2011 06:53 PM
    It's all for preference. A book is a good way to spend the time on the plane and on the bus on the way to Basic Training (though you'll probably be too nervous to read). For my bus I saw people with their cell phones either talking, texting or listening to music along with ipods. You'll have the option to pack  your stuff (in a quick manner!)in your bag that you brought, if you brought one, once you get there.

    There's really no reason to bring a cell phone. It's all up to you. You won't, however, be able to use it until you graduate.
    And God said to Noah, "Prepare a Backup, I'm going to Format."
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    10 Feb 2011 07:18 PM
    I plan on bringing my cell phone and charger just in case I have to ship straight to my first unit.

    Klo - how long is the bus ride anyway?
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    10 Feb 2011 09:25 PM
    My son brought his cell phone and called me just before he got to Cape May, and then again the night BEFORE graduation. Some CC's allow you to get your belongings the night before, and charge phones.
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    11 Feb 2011 06:54 AM
    Bike, if you do take a book and you plan on not packing it all the way to Cape May... leave it in the USO at Philly. You could even put your name in it & date it, say something like "new recruit off to basic". Another soldier or sailor may want to read it and hopefully he'll do the same, sign it & leave it somewhere. Your book could have the possibility of traveling around the world! Just a thought.

    My mom has taken boxes of books down to Maguire AFB in NJ and just left them at the terminal there.  If someone is hopping a flight, they may want a good book to read.  My mom LOVES the USO and does whatever she can to contribute in whatever way.
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    13 Feb 2011 11:05 PM
    The people in my company got to charge there cell phones the night before graduation, although I'm glad I didn't bring my cell phone because when your bags get stowed at sexton they get thrown in the room, and I'm glad I didn't bring my phone because stuff gets tossed, but you will have the option to pack it once you get there, and you don't go to be until like 2AM, depending how bad everyone is screwing up, and then they wake you up at like 4AM the first day to a stupid BULL HORN, with a police whistle haha....its a good time, I liked it
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    25 Feb 2011 03:20 PM
    A few days before I left home, I recorded myself reading the general orders, guardian ethos, phonetic alphabet, and other required knowledge.

    On the plane and bus rides, in between texting, chit chatting with fellow recruits, and eating...I listened to the recording of myself and it helped me pick it up and remember it quickly.

    Just a thought!
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    25 Feb 2011 03:26 PM
    Great idea!
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    29 Mar 2011 02:04 PM
    Aren't we suppose to bring our Helmsman book to BC?If so,i'll just be reading that over and over until i get to cape may
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    29 Mar 2011 02:58 PM
    Yes, and you can download a copy of The Guardian Handbook (google it) if you want to be an over achiever.
    “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee
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    29 Mar 2011 04:20 PM
    Thanks gears!I'll just check it out and get an idea on what's in the book.I don't want to cram everything before i go to BC
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    30 Mar 2011 06:38 AM
    Don't worry, there is plenty more for you to cram when you get there.
    “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee
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    30 Mar 2011 12:35 PM
    @Gears-LOL!That's nice to hear.
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