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Sandboxx Marine Corps Family Stories: Alaniz
Sandboxx Marine Corps Family Stories: Alaniz
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Written by Janelle
Updated over a week ago

At Sandboxx we are always working hard to listen to our Sandboxx customers and Sandboxx families. In this series, learn more about people who utilize Sandboxx to stay connected with their recruits and trainees. Here is Alaniz’s story about how Sandboxx helped her stay connected with her recruit:

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your recruit or your recent graduate. Where are you from? Which branch of the military is your recruit in?

My recruit, Cristian, and I have been married about 2 years and are middle school sweethearts! We have a 3 month old son, Ezra. We are located in Florida! We both always knew Cristian's calling was the military, which is why he chose to become a United States Marine.

2. How did sending letters with Sandboxx help you connect and stay in touch with your recruit during basic training?

Cristian had to leave for Bootcamp shortly after our son was born. Having the ability to send a letter daily with pictures gave me a comfort knowing he could see him. Also, Cristian (my husband) loves all the pictures because of how fast Ezra was growing!

3. How did you first hear about Sandboxx? After using it for a while, what do you think about Sandboxx?

I heard of Sandboxx through Cristian’s recruiter. After using it for a while, I loved it! To be able to track letters outgoing and incoming from him whenever he was able to write kept the excitement of this experience!

4. Any plans for your recruit after basic training? What’s next for you or for them?

We plan on using the time given to spend quality time as a family of 3! Once he’s done he will go to MCT and his MOS. Once that is done will go to the base selected for our family and start our next adventure!

We hope you have enjoyed learning more about Alaniz's Sandboxx Story. We'd love for you to learn more about our Sandboxx Story here.

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