Who We Are

We are a nonprofit, Veteran and Blue Star Family operated organization that helps families keep in touch with their loved ones during basic training. Whether we’re mailing letters, or providing support for families back home, we are on a mission to ensure every name is called at Mail Call.

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What We Do

We mail letters to basic training. It’s a simple concept that has helped thousands of military families spend less time worrying about stamps and envelopes, and more time sharing encouragement, stories and photos that will put a smile on their loves ones face. Learn how simple keeping in touch is with Write2Them.

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Mail Call for All

We believe that every recruit should hear their name at mail call, and we’ve made it our mission to ensure that they do. Learn how you can join our team of sponsors, donors, and volunteer writers are helping support every service member.

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Support for Military Families

Basic training is hard on parents and spouses, too. By removing the stress of “how will I keep in touch”, we help parents, spouses, relatives and friends can focus on their most important mission — supporting their loved one through basic training.

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“When he made that first call home he told me how much he appreciated getting those letters and pictures. I would highly recommend your service to any parent who wants to easily keep in touch while they are going through basic training.” – Rob

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  1. I emailed, but did not get a reply. I’m just wondering how I can be sure my son is getting his emails. We have not heard back from him and it has been 4 weeks, so I am wondering if all of the emails we are sending him are reaching him. How do I find out?

    1. Karen,

      Thanks for using the service to stay in touch with your son. Unfortunately, the only way to know that your son is getting the emails is when he tells you.
      From our end, the address you provide looks perfect and we haven’t had any returned mail, so I am sure he’s getting your letters. Your emails are definitely getting processed and sent out. If you haven’t already, you can log into your Write2Them account and click on REPORTS.

      I am sorry that you haven’t heard from your son; they just don’t realize how we, Moms, live for those letters and infrequent phone calls!
      These Soldiers in training are so tired at the end of the day that they don’t write as often as we’d like.
      My sister just had a similar experience with my nephew at Navy boot camp. He was getting the letters just fine, but he was writing mostly to his girlfriend and not his mom!

      Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns at info@write2them.org.

      Thank you for raising a son who is willing to serve our great country! Great job, Mom!


  2. Idk of you got my message but, I have a question. My boyfriend was recently in FTU training. He gave me his FTU training mailing address while he was in there. However, the day I sent my mail to that FTU training address, he got shipped off to basic training. Will he still get my mail? His FTU training place is in the same area of his basic training.

    1. Chantal,
      Do you think he may have submitted a change of address/mail forwarding card at the post office?
      I think he may eventually get your letter. It takes a while for letters to get returned, so I suggest writing him again with essentially the same information in your first letter. That way, you know that he will get the information.
      Best of luck…keep us posted.

      1. He called me on that day he was going to basic. As soon as He got too basic, he called me to give me his mailing address. His address was different. Only thing that is not different is the last line. Which is “ft.benning GA 31905” I check both of the addresses online and they are 30 mins away from each other. But it’s still in the same area. And yes, that’s what I’m trying to do now. Trying to re-write everything. I sent out 6 envelopes at once on that day. I wrote too many letters so it took 6 envelopes to Send all my letters. That’s why I’m worried. I shouldn’t had sent all of them at once… Idk if it’ll get to him or will it be returned back. Hopefully he gets it

  3. My DS just started at the USAFA and during BCT they are not allowed to receive photos. I noted PRINT PHOTOS – NO (left blank). Now I am receiving automated messages instructing how to send photos and instructions on how to create a thumbnail profile picture. Please confirm that no photos and no profile thumbnail photos will be printed. I don’t want to have all his mail confiscated because a random friend didn’t follow the rules and uploaded photos. Thank you!

    1. Hi Brenda,
      It really depends on the squadron, but you’re correct most restrict photos during the first part of BCT. The cadets are able to see the photos you send but then they take them until after BCT. They will get them back!
      Good luck to your son.

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