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Sandboxx Marine Corps Family Stories: Cora
Sandboxx Marine Corps Family Stories: Cora
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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 is actually my boyfriend! We’ve been together for about a year and a half, and we’re currently expecting a baby in Feb. 2022. We found out just before he shipped out. We’re both from Buffalo, NY. He is currently training to become a Marine on Parris Island.

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

Sandboxx made it super easy to know when my recruit would have received my letters and I would get super excited when I had seen I’d be receiving one back. It made the space apart just a little easier.

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

I heard of Sandboxx from a family friend who’s brother went through MCRD last year. I think Sandboxx is great! It definitely brings back the excitement in our relationship which is really hard being almost 1000 miles apart.

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

My recruit is in infantry and we plan on moving together to where ever he gets stationed and just live our lives with our baby!

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