Surviving the Holidays When Your Loved One is at Basic Training or Deployed

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

Mail Call…Send Letters to Your Recruit at Marine Boot Camp

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.

Adventures at Basic Training Graduation…

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…