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Sandboxx Stories: Lauryn, Air Force Milspouse

At Sandboxx, we are always working hard to listen to our customers and families. In …

Several air men standing in formation holding rifles and confetti is falling
Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team stand at attention during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis, May 25, 2019. The USAF Honor Guard presented the colors along with a joint service colord guard comprised of service members from Indiana. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jonathan W. Padish)

At Sandboxx, we are always working hard to listen to our customers and families. In this series, learn more about people who utilize Sandboxx to stay connected with their recruits and trainees. 

Meet Lauryn, an Air Force Milspouse. Despite the distance, Sandboxx has helped her stay connected with her husband.

Lauryn and Tyler

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your recruit. Where are you from? Which branch of the military is your recruit in?

Hello! My name is Lauryn, a wife to an amazing Airman and a mom to two little boys. We live in the country near central Ohio. My husband, Tyler, and I have been together for 8 years and married for five of those. My husband is currently at BMT with the Air Force.

How did sending letters with Sandboxx help you connect and stay in touch with your recruit during basic training?

This app has made the separation more bearable and not so lonely! Not only has it been extremely easy to use, it has lots of options and is definitely a time saver.

How did you first hear about Sandboxx? After using it for a while, what do you think about Sandboxx?

I heard about Sandboxx through a Facebook group of military family members. I am able to send letters and pictures, and see exactly when my letter gets delivered with their tracking capability! But my absolute favorite part is being able to see when I’m expecting a letter from my Airman! The prepared envelopes have a barcode so you can track them once your recruit sends out his mail! It’s something my children and I really look forward to and knowing when it will arrive has saved my kids a lot of tears by knowing when not to check the mailbox or get our hopes up, so the trackers are amazing!

My husband loves the app because he is able to be spammed with a bunch of letters and pictures within a short period of time; he said it helps keep him going and encouraged, and he loves seeing our smiling faces via photos!

Any plans for your recruit after basic training? What’s next for you or for them?

After BMT he will head to AIT where I still plan to send him some snail mail even though he gets his phone back. Something about this app and snail mail always seems to bring unexpected joy to those who need it! We are so grateful to the Sandboxx family for creating such an impactful way of communication during the times when we can’t be with the ones we love. We 100% would recommend this app to anyone and everyone!

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