It’s here…the holiday season has arrived, when everyone is expected to be happy, joyful and surrounded by our family and friends. However, for many military families, the holidays can be a time of sadness, stress and loneliness: An empty seat at the table Missed phone calls or video chats Shopping alone for baby’s first Christmas … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays When Your Loved One is at Basic Training or Deployed
Letters from home is the best way to support your recruit during bootcamp. But if you don’t follow the appropriate guidelines, your recruit will not be able to enjoy your letters. Project Write 2 Them shares guidelines for sending letters to your Marine Recruit at boot camp.
8 basic training survival tips for parents and families. How to prepare for your child's basic training departure.
Tips on planning a boot camp or basic training send-off party for your recruit.
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.
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…
So now your son or daughter, boyfriend or girlfriend, brother, sister or friend has headed off to Basic Training or Boot Camp. These next 8 to 10 weeks, or in the case of Marines 13 weeks will be some of the most challenging times for them and you. Away from home, parents, loved ones, buddies and friends and … Continue reading Five Do’s and Don’t’s When Writing to Someone at Basic Training or Boot Camp