What do you say to someone who is leaving for basic training?
First off, let me just say how extremely proud of you I am. What you are doing is extremely selfless and courageous. You are doing this amazing thing not only for your future, but for this country. I know you are scared out of your mind about what is yet to come and completely terrified about leaving.
Can drill sergeants look through your phone?
Drill sergeants still monitor all phone use and often restrict photography, texting, and social media usage. If the recruits can send texts or check Facebook, it is entirely because the drill sergeant saw fit to reward them with such privilege.