Tips on writing letters to your recruit during Boot Camp or Basic Military Training from Project Write 2 Them.
“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 with hearts and stickers, will my husband/boyfriend get my card or will the Drill Instructor … Continue reading Valentine Cards at Basic Training
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! For your loved one in the military Psalm 31:14-16 "But I trust in You, O LORD; … Continue reading Bible Verses to share during Basic Training and Boot Camp.
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I thought this was an interesting and fun read. Here’s an Army Drill Sergeant’s entertaining look at some of the mail sent to recruits at basic training. No problem with Project Write2Them mail, however, plain white envelopes properly addressed (with plt numbers and names on the back flap), just full of postive thoughts from home. Project Write2Them sends letters to all basic training and boot camp locations.
Army privates are briefed from the moment they step off the bus at the reception station about contraband such as food, drinks, drugs, etc. They are not allowed to keep any of these items. They are later briefed about receiving mail; what they can have and what they can’t have. We allow them to call home, I reiterate to them,”Tell your families and friends not to send you any kind of food, medicine, electronic devices because you cannot have those things while in basic training.
Throughout my time as a drill sergeant I have seen many interesting packages such as baby wipe containers that have a piece cut out of the center with candy. I noticed that the package of wipes didn’t have the cellophane wrapping on it. Then when the private opened it, it was just wipes, until you took the top layer off. How about shampoo or lotion bottles? Well…
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I'll admit it; I do like to gather friends and family together for any occasion…or for no occasion at all, other than to spent time together! Before our son headed off to Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, we gathered friends and family together for a party! My son wasn’t too excited … Continue reading Planning a Party Before Your Son or Daughter Leaves for Basic Training or Boot Camp.
When our loved ones are away at Boot Camp or Basic Military Training, we want to show our love and support by keeping a steady stream of letters (or emails if you use Write2Them) coming their way. I know the whole idea of a blank piece of paper or an empty email with only the … Continue reading Eight Great Ideas When Writing Letters to Recruits at Basic Training
Every Tuesday I think about all the young men and women who are about to leave their families and head off to Boot Camp or Basic Training at one of our military installations. I also think and pray for the family members they leave behind, especially the Moms. Yes, Dads, Brothers and Sisters will also miss … Continue reading Entering the Military ….Going off to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Stations)
I just read this great blog about a Dad and Son's 'adventure' at Ft. Knox during Basic Training (BMT) Graduation weekend. It certainly made me smile and reminded me of our family 'adventure' during our son's graduation from Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Our 'adventure' occurred while dropping our son back off at his … Continue reading Adventures at Basic Training Graduation…
Welcome to the Write2Them blog! Write2Them is dedicated to improving communication between family members and loved ones around the world by turning email into letters from home. With Write2Them service, you send email and your loved one receives a letter. We want you have a great experience with Write2Them. In this blog we will be sharing lots of useful … Continue reading Welcome to the Write2Them Blog