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Monday, April 01, 2024

The Navy said beginning Friday it's allowing boot camp recruits to use their cell phones for family calls after a small test of the new policy rolled out in late November.

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... Recruits are typically allowed five standard phone calls during their training, the Navy's statement announcing the policy change said. "Now, recruits will utilize their personal devices to contact their family or friends," it added.

"We decided it is time for recruits to connect with their loved ones in a more modern way," Capt. Ken Froberg, the head of the Navy's Recruit Training Command, said in the statement announcing the change that was released Friday.

Lt. Nicholas Lingo, a spokesman for Recruit Training Command, told Military.com in a phone interview Friday that the plan is for recruits to keep their phones in separate lockboxes where they will be away from everyday access. In the future, the lockboxes will also have the ability to keep the phones charged.

Then, every couple of weeks, when recruits would normally be taken to the Recruit Training Command's massive banks of pay phones, they will now get their phones and make their calls home from their own devices. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-01 01:00 AM | Reply

Parents are letting apps and algorithms raise their kids, than do it themselves.

Largely out of necessity since both parents are usually working just to make ends meet.

Navy is just adjusting to the new normal.

Parents used to understand why it was a really bad idea to let kids bring pagers and then phones to school.

After 9/11 parents lost their minds and demanded their precious offspring must be allowed to carry their phones at all times.

What else could schools do?

What else can the Navy do?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-04-01 02:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#2 ... Parents are letting apps and algorithms raise their kids, than do it themselves. ...

I do not disagree.

But my next question becomes....

Who creates those apps and algorithms that parents are allowing to raise their kids for them?


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#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-01 02:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Navy. Bunch of -------.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-04-01 11:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hopefully the navy lets them tiktok videos from the CiC.

#5 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-04-02 10:18 AM | Reply

Largely out of necessity since both parents are usually working just to make ends meet.
- snoofy

Yeah this is the first time in history that ever happened.

Let's be real, America two parent families aren't the norm as planned.

#6 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-04-02 10:19 AM | Reply

"Yeah this is the first time in history that ever happened."

That was brought about by World War Two.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-04-02 11:46 AM | Reply

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