Author Archives: Helen Simmons

About Helen Simmons

I am founder and Executive Director of Write2Them, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving communication between family members and loved ones in military service by turning email into letters from home. You send email and your loved one receives a letter. I am a proud mother of a Airman, a wonderful daughter, son-in-law and grandbabies and wife to my wonderful supportive husband of 34 years.

Project Write2Them supports Service Academy Parents Clubs

Since 2013, Project Write2Them has supported all Naval Academy Parents Clubs, West Point Parents Club, Air Force Parents Clubs, Coast Guard Academy Parent Clubs and Merchant Marine Academy Parents Association with a free subscription to Write2Them service for their new … Continue reading

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Valentine Cards at Basic Training

“Does a red envelope mean extra push-ups for my boyfriend or girlfriend at boot camp?”  “I just sent a Valentine in a red envelope to my daughter/son at basic training, will they get in trouble?”  “I just decorated my envelope … Continue reading

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Bible Verses to share during Basic Training and Boot Camp.

We are blessed at Project Write2Them to have wonderful volunteers. One of our volunteers has found some new versions of Bible verses to support and lift up your loved one while they are at basic training, boot camp or deployed!

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West Point, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Parents Clubs – Gift Certificates Available for New Appointee Events

All Naval Academy Parents Clubs, West Point Parents Club, Air Force Parents Clubs, Coast Guard Academy Parent Clubs and Merchant Marine Academies are offered a free subscription to Write2Them service for their new appointee events for the Class of 2019! … Continue reading

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USPS and Project Write2Them – You Tube podcast

I had a lot of fun working with the USPS (United States Postal Service) to create this podcast.  We added some images and turned it into a video podcast. This link will take you to the You Tube video http://youtu.be/o1dEZiVhLTc . … Continue reading

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First African-American Marine Officer – Frederick C. Branch

As we come to the close of Black History month, it is fitting to recognize a pioneer in the integration of our U.S. military with the story of the first African-American Marine Corps Officer, Frederick C. Branch. Branch’s story is an … Continue reading

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How to Survive When Your Boyfriend goes to Boot Camp?

If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend heading off to basic training or boot camp, you will find this blog helpful and interesting. Written by a young woman whose boyfriend went to Parris Island for Marine Corps Boot Camp this … Continue reading

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13 Fun and Interesting Facts About July 4th

Here are some fun and interesting facts about the 4th of July holiday that you might want to share with your family and your loved ones who are at basic training or boot camp today. As we celebrate with backyard … Continue reading

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Service Academy Parent Clubs eligible for Write2Them Gift Certificate

Project Write2Them is pleased to announce that they will offer to each Service Academy parents club a gift certificate for a free subscription for service during the 2014 summer basic training at the U.S. Military Service Academies and all U.S. … Continue reading

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Bible verses for Your Recruit at Basic Training

During basic training, military recruits are able to attend worship services. This is the one hour during the week that these young men and women are able to relax, sit and not have to worry about the DI (Drill Instructor) or … Continue reading

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