My daughter ships out in a couple weeks. What are some of the things your son pre-packed and why are phone cards needed?
Hi Carol - your daughter will need the phone card to make calls home from boot camp. It's best if you can buy the card and send it with her rather than waiting for her to buy one at the NEX when she gets there. Make sure it is a card that can be used on "pay phones" not cell phones.
The recruiter told my son he didn’t need a prepaid card . He is already at Boot Camp I don’t know what to do now.
He should be able to buy a card at the NEX. It's just easier if they take one with them. Don't worry about!
Great, thank you!
Regina126, Carol and Jackie-- Welcome! You may want to make sure you are also on the Main BC Page.
Regina126 Today is Arrival day and does not count toward BC days. As you know you will get a phone call in the Wee hours of the morning most likely. Just talk over him and let him know how proud you are and how much you love him and that he's got this and ...... Whatever else you need to say. If he took a cell phone you can ask him to call when he's off the plane and you can visit until he get ready to board the bus to GL.
Tomorrow will be P1 (Processing Day One) Saturday and Sunday will be P-hold days. He should take the First PFA on Wednesday or Thursday of next week and he should be in his Ship on Friday assuming he passed on the first try. He will write the form letter that day so you should be looking at getting the address around the 19th or 20th (Depending on where you are in relation to GL). In the meantime you can write lots of letters and make sure you number them. Keep your phone hand and the ringer on LOUD at all times since you never know....
Carol and Jackie, If you cannot find a phone card that works for Pay Phones (They are more rare than they should be!) do not panic. They can buy one at GL but they then have to activate it there and if they have any problems it just reduces the time they get to talk to you. Answer all calls no matter the area code because the calling card calls will come from all over!