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Forum: Support our Families 04-15-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,355
Posted By mshanson
Thanks so much for the compliment on my son. ...

Thanks so much for the compliment on my son. Yes, we are very proud of hin!!! Glad you found the info helpfull.

Congrats on your soldiers upcoming graduation as well.
Forum: Support our Families 04-13-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,840
Posted By mshanson
That Horrible Drill Sgt!!!!!

Just wanted to post this for those like me who thought the DS's were terrible during BCT . . .

On Graduation Day, during our time together, my son and I had several discussions about BCT and...
Forum: Support our Families 04-13-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,298
Posted By mshanson
LMBO lol at the comments about Drill Sgts hehehe...

LMBO lol at the comments about Drill Sgts hehehe

I can vouch that FJ has at least one DS there who fits this description lol.

All fun aside . . . While it may seem terrible to us parents, my...
Forum: Support our Families 04-13-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,355
Posted By mshanson
Basic Graduation Tips . . . (Ft Jackson)

I've had several PM's about what Graduation Day was like recently. Each time I try to reply in PM I get kicked out before I can finish my reply so I decided to just post the info here . . .

BCT...
Forum: Support our Families 03-16-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Just as an update . . . My son is ok and out...

Just as an update . . .

My son is ok and out of hospital. He was before we even got the letter lol. However, I did wind up calling when he didnt call as he had said he would. The Commander was...
Forum: Basic Training 03-12-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,587
Posted By mshanson
From all the news about FLW be THANKFULL you got...

From all the news about FLW be THANKFULL you got FJackson lol.

My youngest will be goin to BCT at Ft Sill in OK but his MOS will be light wheel mechanic. Suppose he will be sent to FJ as well for...
Forum: Basic Training 03-12-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,521
Posted By mshanson
VIP Ft Jackson Moms . . .

Just in case anyone else is worried or wondering . . .
This is posted on the FJ main webpage. I've not been able to find anything else on this but the news reports about the same thing at FLW was...
Forum: Support our Families 03-12-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Unhappy Well I've been informed that you DO NOT CALL the...

Well I've been informed that you DO NOT CALL the base under ANY circumstances or the drill sgt will let your soldier have it BIG TIME!!!! So I don't dare call. My problem now is that due to the...
Forum: Basic Training 03-11-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,587
Posted By mshanson
My son is at Ft Jackson in BCT since Jan 6th. He...

My son is at Ft Jackson in BCT since Jan 6th. He is graduting next week. Here is what our experiance was . . .

NOOOOO CELL PHONES!!! They will take them away upon arrival and not be given back...
Forum: Basic Training 03-10-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,542
Posted By mshanson
Hidy, My son it at Ft Jackson in BCT and...

Hidy,

My son it at Ft Jackson in BCT and will, thankfully, graduate on the 19th. I have discovered that pretty much, every base is different and every drill sgt is different so it's hard to know...
Forum: Support our Families 03-10-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Unhappy Thanks for info on memory books and I'll wait and...

Thanks for info on memory books and I'll wait and not look. I've not heard anything about pics yet. I was told tho that you can get those made on Family Day as well.

Our last call from our son...
Forum: Support our Families 03-08-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Thumbs up Not long now 2/60th!!!!!!!! 12 Days to go . . ....

Not long now 2/60th!!!!!!!! 12 Days to go . . . WOOOOOHOOOO the worst is over lol.
Forum: Support our Families 03-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Yup almost over thank goodness!!! :) To bad...

Yup almost over thank goodness!!! :) To bad they didnt put up more photos huh. Has anyone heard anything about the "memory book" you can buy at graduation? I'm sure my son won't want one (now)...
Forum: Support our Families 03-02-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Thanks much for the response. Actually, because...

Thanks much for the response. Actually, because he has not been able to work out properly, what he has lost is partly muscle mass as well as weight. His strength has also gone downhill. I found...
Forum: Support our Families 03-02-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,295
Posted By mshanson
Laptops at AIT ??

Anyone know if they guys are allowed to take Laptops to AIT training? I tried to check out what they could bring to Ft Hauchuca (sp?) AZ but could find nothing on the website.
Forum: Basic Training 03-02-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,866
Posted By mshanson
Well thanks for letting me know. I know my son...

Well thanks for letting me know. I know my son was not thrilled about them still being in red phase himself. But as he put it . . . he only has controll over his group, not the others and for some...
Forum: Support our Families 03-02-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
I forgot to put this in my earlier post . . ....

I forgot to put this in my earlier post . . . while talking with my son I discover that he has lost like 20 lbs while there, largely from being sick. He has had the flu since about the 3rd week and...
Forum: Support our Families 03-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Exclamation Very Confused lol

Well I got the last call today from my son till graduation. He has another cold . . . seems some guy took pop tarts from the mess hall and drill sgt found them but the guy wouldn't fess up. So...
Forum: Basic Training 03-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,866
Posted By mshanson
Graduation 2/60th Ft Jackson

Ok please tell me you all are NOT saying that graduation might be postponed????? I talked with my son earlier to day and he informed me that C Company was still in RED PHASE because some idiots...
Forum: Support our Families 02-24-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Graduation day/plans . . .

Just wondering if anyone else in here will be staying at the Wingate by Wyndham on Two Notch Road for Graduation on the 18th - 20th???

If so and you will be there on the eve of the 18th, would you...
Forum: Support our Families 02-22-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Ok if you go here: ...

Ok if you go here: http://www.jackson.army.mil/units/BCT.htm and look on left side of the page, scroll down to Photo Gallery and click on it. You will get a pop up photo album type viewer with...
Forum: Support our Families 02-22-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Wooohoooo found the Photo Gallery link yesterday...

Wooohoooo found the Photo Gallery link yesterday and actually found two pics of my son!!! One we can only see the side of his face and back of his head. The other one, the person in front of him,...
Forum: Support our Families 02-18-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Well we got a call this past Monday . . . seems...

Well we got a call this past Monday . . . seems someone used the phone without permission and so they lost phone time for two weeks lol. He's in C Company by the way. Was good to hear that he was...
Forum: Support our Families 02-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,325
Posted By mshanson
Graduation Dates / Info?

Hidy,

Just wondering if anyone else has received info on Graduation dates yet? My son left for basic on Jan 6th so think we are looking around the 2nd or 3rd week in March for graduation. ...
Forum: Support our Families 02-15-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,775
Posted By mshanson
Long time no talk?

Well thanks everyone for the nice comments, it does help. It's now been two weeks without a call or a letter. Last we talked with him he had the flu and sounded awfull. I'm a bit worried at this...
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