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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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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…
One of the more popular (at least, often used) features of our Write2Them service is the Account Report. Customers can access the Account Report by signing into their Write2Them account at http://www.write2them.com and selecting the Account Report option. We developed this report to give customers confidence that the mail is going out. Many of our customers … Continue reading Keep sending those emails — Check your Write2Them Account Report!
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