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I really don't know much about the military or what to expect. I know he'll be at basic training in Texas for about 8 weeks then he'll be in Florida for tech school. I'm so nervous and sad :( How do letters work? How many letters are they allowed to recieve? And when will he be able to use his phone?
jordynpilato jordynpilato 18-21, F 3 Answers Feb 3 in Military

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Right him as much as you can. Receiving letters from loved ones is the best thing during basic training. Write often and include a small picture of yourswlf

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Don't be shy sending letters. They will be great for him. They won't limit them either. However, don't seal them with lip marks, lipstick, etc. He will be mocked endlessly. Send him a few stamps to write back. Phone calls will be allowed after a period of time. Packages are OK, but don't send food items (cookies, etc) unless you send enough for everyone in his unit. He'll be fine while in training.

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Back in '67, once the whole flight was present, we all went to the BX with a list of things to buy. One of the most important things was a stationery set, since we were told a letter home was mandatory that first night. Stamps were hard to find, so I was glad my recruiter told me to bring some. Don't know if that is still true, but stamps and a spare cheap pen might get you a few extra letters.

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Good point about the pens. You really don't want to ask the company commander for anything,

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i used to have a boy in basic..the guy i was with was in the marines so idk if there is any difference but he was in basic for about 3 months and i got about 7 letters but thats with losing my address and things..i sent multiple every week..hmmm…but anyway if you're gonna be a military girl/wife you gotta be strong girl…eventually hell be deployed and thats worse than basic…real **** goes down.

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