MIL Writing letters to someone in basic training

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  1. TheProwler

    TheProwler Active Member

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    any restrictions? My little brother is in basic training for the Marines. He left 6/1, and we haven't gotten his address yet, so I've just been writing stuff as it comes to mind. I know we're not supposed to send care packages and stuff, but does it matter what's in a letter?
     
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    they call to let you know they are alright and they have made it.. and I think most send a letter home with the address mike was able to tell me on his first call... I would not mail care pkgs just send letters of encouragement...
     
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    yeah, we got the "I'm here" call at 3am on Tuesday, and he said he'd send a postcard with his address. I'm just wondering if letter content matters. I'd hate to get him in trouble.
     
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    lol as long as you are not drawing cock and balls or tittahs or little kissay faces I dont think they read the letters... :) but im sure some motivation will help. I would try to keep the negitive things that might worry them out of the letter..
     
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    put rainbows and hearts with glitter on the outside of the envelope. Write a sissy nickname on the envelope too.
     
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    this! and be sure to put lipstick kisses on it and spray it with large quantities of perfume. or draw a big heart on the back of the envelope with "i miss you" as well. you love your bro right? do this. :)
     
  7. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    the bigger the rainbow the better.
    use bright colors when writing on the envelope.
     
  8. JSin

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    No care packages? He gets to open that in front of everyone, imagine the embarrassment you could bring on him, do it!
     
  9. Julius

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    dont send post cards that have pot leaves
    dont send post cards that have pot leaves
    dont send post cards that have pot leaves

    this cost me a day of smoke sessions
     
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    :rofl: i like how you stated it 3 times.
     
  11. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    AF shirt and bottle FTW!
     
  12. Julius

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    how's russian going for you so far? is the .mil good at instructing it? kinda looking into it.
     
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    :rofl:

    air force stickers all over the envelope.
     
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    russian is going! lol. the military actually doesnt instruct it, the teachers are native speakers, and most have a history in teaching language. my first teacher was a linguist, she is from the city "soviet" in siberia. i forgot where my new teacher is from but she is not very professional, but she is very knowledgeable and we learn alot. (i was moved to the "advanced" class a few weeks ago... but im like the dumb guy in the class.. lol. ) im actually studying right now, i have a report to present tomorrow on disease. our current topic we are on is medical, the other day i had to give a brief on the digestive system. so, as you can see from that, its pretty fast paced.

    i finish the course the last week of july. ive learned alot though up to this point. i can prety much converse and get my point across on most topics, i can name most objects, and have a decent control of grammer. (thats the worst though)

    but to answer your question, yea, id say the language training is pretty damn good. its better than anyhting youll get in college. thats for sure. you study for 30 hours a week in actual class, and then you do many more hours of self study a week at home, and home work. so in 6 months of training you get an official 216 hours of instruction, compared to how many hours a semester of language in college? we are essentially getting more than a 4 year degree's worth of language schooling, in less than 6 months.

    you should definitely do it though.
     
  15. Julius

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    wow, i had no idea they did it like that. thanks for the info and congrats.
     
  16. RoAcH CoAcH

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    don't send him a sippy cup from what I hear
     
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    and make sure you address it Commandant of the Marine Corps *last name*
     
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    THIS!!!
     
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    :rofl::rofl:

    :bowrofl:
     
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    sweet, just got his address. and sorry to disappoint, I'm sending it in a business-sized security envelope, sans perfume, with the address and return address printed on there. But I'll keep your thoughts in mind.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    What is the address?
     
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    We can send him a care package as well.

    Provide the addy
     
  24. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Let Teh Barracks show him how much we appreciate his dedication and commitment.

    Just kidding.
    Don't post the man's address.
     
  25. aftershock-

    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    You can't really send a care package, but you can send a few helpful items. I would recommend sending some black socks ASAP. Unless they have changed them from the 6 years ago that I went, which I doubt they have, the issued ones suck. They shrink in the washer and are a bitch to get on and off.
     

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