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Basic Training letters

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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so on tuesday I got a post card a letter and a phone call then when i come home from work I have 2 more letters... is it normal to have this much contact with him at basic training! Im DEFF NOT COMPLAINING AT ALL!

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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by Bronze Member on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM

yes, im can only speak for the army and the air force. Your soldier can write everyday. In the beginning the instructor have soldiers write home to tell there parents they are ok, give an address, and then let them know a graduation date. There is down time at night. They do mail call at night @ the end of their day. They pass out and collect the mail.

There is always exceptions. At the end of training they might go out in the field, if they do a base lock down, or depending on the MOS.

The most important part is your soldier getting a letter from home. Especially in the beginning.

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:15 PM

When i was in basic, we could write as many letters as we wanted! And receive everything sent us! We would write our letters at night, and they would be picked up in the morning to be taken to the post office. Mail call was every evening. The only exception was the family members who would send us boxes. We'd have to open them for our drill sergeant, let him/her go through them. We couldn't have any food items, or pornography etc...Once in a while, someone's mom would send a box of candy and cookies, and depending on my DS's mood, he might have the guy who received the box pass out ONE cookie/candy to everyone. (very rare!) So you can get lots of letters from your troop, and you can send them as many letters as you want. They will get them! If you send pics, don't send anything racy! No lingerie pics, no nudie pics, nothing like that. Some DSs are stricter on that than others. (my DS would let a guy have a racy pic of his WIFE, but not his girlfriend/fiance, the DS in the other platoon confiscated ALL pics like that) So no pics that you would have to question if it was to risque!

Oh, we had one guy who kept getting cookies from his mom. Poor guy, he was already having trouble with height/weight requirements. DS would always make him do laps when he got those boxes!! No matter how many letters that guy wrote his mom telling her to stop because she kept getting him in trouble, she would always send more boxes of cookies! LOL

The phone calls are few and far between. And they usually have a 5 minute limit. seriously, our DS would stand there at the phone, wait until we said hello, then start his timer, give us a bit of privacy, come back at the end of the 5 mins, and tell us to say goodbye. I think i had 3 phone calls the whole time. One at the beginning to let our parents/family know we're ok, one in the middle of training, and one at the end.

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Of course! I got a letter or two EVERYday except Sunday's of course the entire time my husband was gone at BCT. It was quite the surprise and I always looked forward to it! :-)


{{Proud military wife of Ryan}}

{{Mom to Caeden & Bonus mom to Paige}}

army toddler boytoddler girl

by on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:01 AM

in his letter it says not to write to much bc they get in trouble for every letter the recievce and to find out who and when ppl is going to write him bc he has to do push ups for every letter and he would rather them be in one envelope then have 10 and have to do 100 push ups....

by on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:03 AM

When my husband was in BMT for the Air Force he actually got to write and call a bunch more than I thought..

I still get "butterfly's" in my stomach when I hear the ringtone that I had on my phone when he called

by on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:07 AM

Write to him everyday. Alot of soldiers don't get mail---but it means ALOT  when they DO  get it.

by on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:09 AM

When dh wasin basic he wrote everyday but only could put them in the mail box on sundays... weird i know. I couldnt send him anything but letters a wallet size pictures.

by on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:18 AM

I have wrote a couple of letters and Im sending the one I wrote when i got the letter.... im sending it off later on when i go to cancle our po box...... but im worried now bc he said for me  NOT to write often that he gets in trouble for it and i dont want him in trouble  his as already gotten in enough trouble bc of me as it is...  (i got him to ask abt my insurance and military id bc our blue cross has been canceled since he no longer works for the state,,,, he said he still isn't done with his punishment and whats messed up is they told him i would figure it out sooner or later) I have wrote him a letter everyday from 5 days before he left for boot camp!


and might be TMI but was it wierd for yall to have sex with your husbands after yall got home.... i dont want it to be but i have a feeling its gonna be different like if it was our first time all over again!?


by on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:20 AM

It was like our first time all over again but IMO a million times better lol I actually cried lol and thats not me at all

by on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:23 AM

LoL. I wrote a million letters to everyone while I was in basic... It made my whole week just to get ONE letter from someone. I didn't give a damn how many pushups I had to do... My DH was deployed at the time and my drill sgt was like... "WHO THE HELL IS WRITING YOU FROM IRAQ?!?!" LoL. It was great tho. I kept my DH's letter, a pic of my daughter and a pic of DH in my front left breast pocket...(to keep them close to my heart at all times. :P )

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