Our son is part of India 3009. So ready to send some mail!
Just a suggestion for writing your letters. Keep them short and write as often as you can. Put a little #number on the back of the envelope, in case she gets more then one letter at mail call... she will know which order to read them in.
Send a self addressed stamped envelope with a sheet of paper inside with your letter. This makes it easier for them to reply. They will have access to writing materials, but not having to address the envelopes speeds it up for them. Happy posting.
Send a self addressed stamped envelope with a sheet of paper inside your letters... that will help them to respond quicker. The PO at MCRD serves the entire Island, so there is a lot of mail.
Write as often as you can and put a small # on each envelope in case they get more then one letter at mail call.
Your more the welcome
Well its here! The first letter has arrived.... Mom called me at work and said she received a letter today. We agreed she would wait for me to get off work and open together. After driving 80 MPH to get home she decided she need some stuff from the grocery store. I hope this is not the form letter we have been reading about, that may kill me! I never thought looking at handwriting on the outside of an envelope could mean so much! Will keep you posted Nanna...
Ugh.... Form letter from DI saying our son is in great hands. Back to square one.
That's alright...notice the handwriting on the form letter? It's his!! And now you have confirmed his mailing address. Here is a blog about that form letter. Just remember it is a form letter, do not call or email the SDI and do not send anything except letters until your recruit tells you.
And the Letter Lag...
Keep sending those letters, mail call is very important to them.
That form letter was sent by your recruit. I always suggest that you use the address that your recruit uses, he will be your best source of information.
Our son is in this platoon and we have received the letter from the DI and one finally from our son! He seems to be in good spirits but did say it was hard. I did notice that his p.o. box was different than what the form letter was. Do I keep with what the DI sent us or use the one my son sent on his envelope? I just want to make sure he gets our letters.
It is the platoon number that counts the most, but I always suggest that you use the information that your recruit sends. They are usually your best source.
Received several letters from our son this week! He still seems in good spirits and said he is adjusting to the schedule and the constant yelling :) He said the food is awesome! Did say to send cough drops and vitamin C since a lot of the recruits are getting sick but to make sure you send enough for the entire platoon. So I will send a box off Monday for them.
JebReb is right... they serve two purposes.. sore throat and a taste of "candy".. the "forbidden fruit" while in bootcamp.
Just a suggestion... buy in bulk at Sams Club or Costco if you have one near. I got the large bags of assorted Halls with vitamin C. They also have large bottles of the chewable Vitamin C tablets. I sent mine USPO flat rate box and waived any signatures. Because it is flat rate, I also enclosed a gallon ziploc bag with their name on it with envelopes, couple of pens, paper and stamps. They will open the box in front of the DI (standard) and he will be allowed to take his personal items. He can use the ziploc bags for his mail.