Post # 1
This is probably a stupid question but, I read on some site that I should send an envelope addressed and stamped for my recruit to write back to me… Is this true? or will he be given all the things he needs to write back there?
Post # 3
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 # 4
@IAmLemondrop: So, maybe I should start putting one in there?
Post # 5
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 # 6
Yea his recruiter finally wrote me back, he said he will be given all the stuff he needs there in boot camp and if he runs out he has the chance to get more 🙂
Post # 7
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
It’s a thoughtful idea to do so, and it will save your guy time and energy 🙂 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 🙂
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 🙂 I saw your depression post; please feel free to message me if you ever need to talk!
Post # 9
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