Basic training graduation is such an exciting time. You haven’t seen your loved one for many weeks, and now the day has finally come. Now that you’ve made it to graduation you’re that much closer to getting the first hug that you’ve been thinking about since that last hug you had when they first left. […]
While reservists and active duty both enter boot camp at the same time and complete the same type of training, the benefits, pay and time commitment are not the same. There are also major differences with the lifestyles, pay, benefits, and more. It’s important when deciding what path works best for you and your needs […]
Head’s up, Letter senders! We’re well into this year’s holiday season, and while we encourage you to send as many Sandboxx Letters to your recruits, trainees and loved ones as you possibly can, we also wanted to let you know about some date changes that may affect when your Letters are printed and delivered. In […]
The gift-giving season is upon us, and we’ve got the ultimate military gift guide for you. Whether you’re gifting to someone who just recently joined the military, has been serving for a while, is a veteran, or someone who has not yet joined the military but is planning on doing so soon – we’ve got […]
Enlisted recruits going through Coast Guard boot camp, will spend eight weeks at Cape May, where they will transition from a civilian to a Coast Guardsman. During the eight weeks of Coast Guard boot camp, recruits will be mentally and physically challenged. Here’s a list of things to know so you can start preparing for […]
Military life is often a big adjustment for families with loved ones attending basic training to join the United States Military. But for the Yates family, military life is and has been the norm for quite some time. Stationed in England, the Yates knew what to expect when their 18-year-old son enlisted in the Air […]
Recruits will face many battles throughout the duration of the 13 weeks of USMC boot camp. During Phase three recruits will be trained in Basic Warrior Training (BWT) that will teach them basic combat survival skills crucial for mission success in their future as a Marine.
At Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, your Recruit will be taught a myriad of skills that could be potentially used in a future combat situation. Two of these skills are Rappelling and the skills used to protect them from a potential Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attack. The rappel tower consists of three parts. […]
Meet Emily; a mom of three kids, a military spouse, and the unofficial platoon mom of her husband’s Army basic training unit. Sandboxx was lucky enough to talk with Emily about her journey and writing letters to Army Basic Training.
Here’s everything you need to know about writing Letters to Air Force basic training. Do you know someone who just began their journey at Air Force basic training, or is already there? Sending Letters during basic training is one of the easiest ways to help boost the morale of your trainee. Air Force Basic Training […]