Quick Answer: Do Drill Sergeants Read Your Letters?

What do you say to your boyfriend in basic training?

What to Write to Someone in Basic TrainingJust say hi.

No need to overthink this one.

Share some encouragement.

Basic training is designed to completely break down recruits and build them back up into a warrior.

Tell him/her that you’re proud of them.

This can go a long way.

Sports scores, local news, family activities.

“Can’t wait for you to graduate!”.

Can you get care packages in basic training?

Send your care packages to basic training through the United States Post Office (USPS.) You can get care package mailing supplies from USPS sent to your home (at no cost) that include priority mail boxes, tape and address labels. Although you can get the package supplies at no cost, sending the package is NOT free.

How long does it take to receive a letter from someone in basic training?

approximately 10-14 daysThe first letter you receive from your recruit will be a form letter. This letter should arrive in your mail box in approximately 10-14 days after they leave. The form letter should include your recruit’s mailing address. Click here to see a sample boot camp address from an official USMC website.

Do drill instructors read letters?

Drill Instructors DO Read the Message Boards Please respect your recruit’s privacy and refrain from sharing information from his/her letters on ANY public message boards.

Do drill sergeants hit you?

Drill Instructors/Drill Sergeants don’t physically touch recruits. They don’t hit or physically assault recruits, ever. They come close, but they never physically hurt or even touch recruits. Another thing that is important is that everything they do is for a purpose, a rehearsed, manufactured, and engineered purpose.

Do drill sergeants go through your phone?

Drill sergeants still monitor all phone use and often restrict photography, texting, and social media usage. If the recruits can send texts or check Facebook, it is entirely because the drill sergeant saw fit to reward them with such privilege.

When should I stop sending letters to bootcamp?

You can send letters as close to graduation as you would like. However, we want our members and followers to be aware that while you may send letters that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll make it to your recruit or Marine before graduation.

Can I visit my boyfriend on base?

Girls are allowed to visit men in the barracks, but you cannot spend the night. You must sign in with the duty at the front desk. The door to the barracks room is supposed to be propped open during the visit. Rules may vary for different units, but usually you must sign out by 10 PM.

How often do you get mail in basic training?

Mail call is usually every evening, Monday through Saturday. At the end of the duty day, the drill instructor will enter the barracks, call out names, and pass out mail. You’re then usually granted about one hour of free time to read your mail.

Do they read your letters at boot camp?

They don’t read letters. …

Can you take your phone on deployment?

Even without cell service, there could be wifi which means you can skype. Now, there may be deployments when cell phone use may be prohibited or not possible, but for the last majority, you can use a cell phone while deployed, and would be a good thing to have even if it is used offline.

Can the military take your phone?

The military cannot confiscate private property without probable cause or a warrant. This would be a violation of the Soldier’s Fourth Amendment rights. The NCO can order the Soldiers not turn on their phones during duty hours or to not have their phones out during duty hours, except for an emergency.

Can you call your family during basic training?

There are no cell phones allowed in Basic Training. This is a consistent rule for all of the military branches: Do not expect your service member to be able to call you, text you, or receive your messages when they are in Basic Training.

Does the military open your mail?

3. Soldiers are not to reveal anything about their troop in letters to home, particularly information like location, movement, and information about the wounded. During the World Wars, a unit’s commanding officer was required to read all outgoing mail from his troops to make sure security was not breached.

Can drill instructors swear?

Technically they aren’t supposed to swear at Recruits because they don’t want Drill Instructors using profanity as it would be unprofessional. But Drill Instructors don’t care, and no one will stop Them from swearing at Recruits if they want to.

Can I send pictures to someone in basic training?

Pictures – They are allowed to have pictures. However, do keep in mind that they have limited space. Soldiers don’t need the entire photo album, just a few pictures will do. You may want to be sure you are sending copies rather than originals just in case something happens to them.

How long is basic training?

about ten weeksBasic Combat Training comes in three phases and lasts about ten weeks, depending on your military occupational specialty (MOS). After you graduate from basic training, you will undergo two additional phases of training, known as Advanced Individual Training, where you will learn the job skills required of your MOS.

Can I send pictures to my boyfriend in basic training?

You CAN send him: Letters – You can and should send him lots of letters while he is in training. … Pictures – They are allowed to have pictures with them at training. However, do keep in mind that they have limited space.

Is Sandboxx app safe?

Sandboxx violates OPSEC . Recruit mailing addresses are not considered classified information or OPSEC. Basic training mailing addresses are public knowledge and classified as PERSEC. At Sandboxx, we encrypt and protect your PERSEC information. You can learn more about how we protect your PII here.

What happens if you cry at basic training?

You are sent to the crying room/safe space & given all the time you need. Just remember to ask your drill sergeant’s where it is when you get there. First of all, the Army does not have boot camp.