Staying in Contact With Family: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Oscar Parra gives suggestions on how to stay in contact with family.

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I'm Private Oscar Parra from Tucson, Arizona and I'm answering a question for Raul from San Luis, Arizona. "What can I bring from home or something to stay in contact at home?"

For my basic training we were able to bring our phones and writing materials. We get to use our phones about once or twice a week. Just depends on who your drill sergeants are, how they are going to let you do it. But they usually let us use them once a week or so, and you can write letters every night on your personal time.