Whether joining the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard recruits going through basic training always look forward to mail call. Mail call is the one connection recruits have with friends, family, loved ones, and the rest of the outside world. Here are some ideas for what to write to someone in basic training.
Recruits in basic training are kept extremely busy and often times have little downtime. When they do receive downtime it is usually spent preparing for the next day. Because of this many recruits do not always write frequently back home. Not receiving mail from your recruit does not mean that they aren’t getting your Letters.
As their support system, we know how much you want to write to them but understand that sometimes it is hard to know what to write especially when you aren’t receiving letters back from them.
Just say hi.
More times than not recruits are happy to know that you thought of them and that they aren't alone on this journey.
Share some encouragement.
Life in the military can be hard, you have the opportunity to constantly send encouragement and motivation they need to get through the day.
Tell them you're proud. It doesn't have to be over the top, just something genuine to let them know how proud you are of everything they are accomplishing, not everyone can do what they are doing.
Sports scores, local news, family activities.
Sometimes it is nice to escape the realities of military life and read about their favorite sports team, the odd neighbors next door, or just what has been happening with the family.
Looking for more inspiration on what to write in your letter, click here.