(Closed) question about letters… help please :)

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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305 posts
Helper bee

Well when my sister was in boot camp she said you could buy envelopes/stamps at the commissary there.  However, I think they were only allowed to go once a week (or something like that).  So we used to send her envelopes/stamps/paper so it would be easier for her to write back.

So if you’re writing your recruit and they didn’t get enough stamps/envelopes last time they were at the store, it might be a while before they would be able to write back…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

That’s crazy. My husband bought letterhead, stamps, and envelopes during OCS. When my sister was in USMC bootcamp she was given those things . She sent me lots of letters and I never sent her stamps/envelopes.

Post # 7
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832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My husband went through basic last year. Many people suggested sending envelopes that were already addressed and stamped. It was just a little something to make it easier for the guys while they were gone. It’s definitely not necessary though.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s a thoughtful idea to do so, and it will save your guy time and energy ๐Ÿ™‚  My husband has gone through many Army schools, and I tried to include addressed & stamped envelopes in most of my letters.  At the very least, you can send him a sheet of stamps.  If he doesn’t need them, he can share them with his classmates ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Best of luck to him, and to you, too!  Hang in there – the first few weeks are the hardest, especially if you two live together/have a daily routine together.  It DOES get easier ๐Ÿ™‚  I saw your depression post; please feel free to message me if you ever need to talk!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I dont have any experience with FI being deployed yet but its pretty thoughtful to make responding easier for them when so many other things are very difficult

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