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Craig 01-21-2009 11:53 PM

The Mail Buoy -
 
Welcome to the Mail Buoy...
This section is for families members that would like to be a pen-pal to a lonely recruit in bootcamp. Recruits love mail, however, some families member don't support their decision, thus, they don't get mail.

We will show them that we support their decision to support the worlds greatest Navy!!!

This listing will be constantly be rolling. The Admins/Moderators will go down the list and find the next person. If they can't get ahold of the person within a reasonable amount of time, we will go to the next, and so on... As people get selected the Admins/Mods will edit their thread showing they are presently or have already accepted to be a pen-pal.

We will have lots of deppers going to boot camp (one just left yesterday)and they can easily see who is not getting mail. They can suggest to recuit to write our address, and we will hook them up with a pen-pal.

Upon the 1st letter received to the NavyDEP address, we will open it, scan it, and email the letter and address to the person selected. After that, the letters will go directly from/to the Family member and Recruit.

The Navy Families address is:

NavyDEP
5491 S. Salida Street
Centennial, Colorado
80015-2533

Please enter your user name below if you wish to group this support group. We will PM you you when we need you. So DO NOT ENTER YOUR ADDRESS, remember, we will scan the 1st letter to you. Please also list if you would like a Male or Female recruit, or if it doesn't matter, say "a Sailors a Sailor".

It will take some time to get this rocking, but we have to start somewhere. So today's the day!!!!
:iwojima:

mia 01-22-2009 06:25 AM

I'm in and will take either.

NavyMom2007 01-22-2009 08:12 AM

Craig, you can count on me, too. I love writing to male and female Recruits/Sailors, so both!!:cool:

butterbean 01-28-2009 10:19 PM

Craig, count me in on this one! I know if I ever ship, I'll be sending a letter to you so everyone can write me. More the better in my mind. I couldn't imagine going through boot with out at least one letter.

Brooketut7 04-06-2009 10:43 AM

This is such a great idea! I would love to be a penpal to someone. My family (as in everyone other than my husband and one aunt) is completely against my decision to join and NOT supportive so I completely understand how hard it is to stay motivated when your loved ones aren't rooting for you. At least I have my husband being the greatest cheerleader of all!

flipmom 04-06-2009 12:51 PM

We have Kristin's BC address if anyone wants to write her. PM me or Sandy. Thanks

philfau 09-16-2011 12:59 PM

Letters
 
I will take either.

sweetmtn 09-16-2011 02:16 PM

In case anyone on here MISSED my post about Nukette...I have her addy at boot..she wrote to me! Let me know!

Nuke Guy 01-03-2012 07:55 AM

Just found this today, as I'm browsing for the last time before I ship off. I will definitely be writing, as extra mail couldn't possibly hurt. Thanks for setting this up!

vabchsue 01-03-2012 09:56 AM

Good luck at BC and see you when you finish. Let us know about your experience there okay?

Craig 01-04-2012 12:19 AM

We'd love to hear from you....

denako 01-04-2012 01:00 PM

Pen Pal
 
I am a Depper mom... she leaves in July and we are very supportive of her - Cannot imagine not supporting your child. So count me in. Boy or girl does not matter..

vabchsue 01-04-2012 03:28 PM

Welcome from another Navy Mom. Good luck to your daughter!

denako 01-04-2012 08:05 PM

Thank you I appreciate it. This sight has been an amazing resource for us. I am a Navy Brat - But this is a totally different ball game

vabchsue 01-04-2012 09:48 PM

Oh yes it is as a parent!

Craig 01-05-2012 02:39 AM

denako - Knowledge is a savior to many families. Knowing what is coming up next makes life so much easier.
What would help you would to go to Molly's next sailors packing party. We send all type of goodies to the
sailors on ships. Her program is truly awesome. I think the Colorado group will a packing party next month.

btw: Welcome neighboor, we live in Centennial. We drive past Golden all the time when we go to BlackHawk....

denako 01-05-2012 10:23 AM

Oh that sounds great. I would love to get involved. Where do I find out more information on Molly packing party. This is definately a knowledge is power decision my daughter made and reading all the questions and answers really has made it alot easier to let go a little. She is in good hands, doing something amazing and so darn excited you can't help but get excited for her

Craig 01-05-2012 11:00 PM

This one is really, really, slow, but they will keep you aware of the next party.
http://www.navyformoms.com/group/coloradomoms

also look at Molly's group. This lady is totally awesome.
http://www.navyformoms.com/group/mol...asailorproject

It's great you're learning about the Navy.

anlowe7 08-19-2012 08:05 AM

are you guys still doing this?? I would like to write to people in boot camp!

sweetmtn 08-19-2012 12:16 PM

Yes we still do this when we have people from here that send us there addy at boot...

anlowe7 08-19-2012 12:34 PM

could I get someones address to write to?

sweetmtn 08-19-2012 03:44 PM

Right now I do not have anyones address to write to, maybe Craig does. IF he does, then he will let you know in a PM as we wont post addresses here in an open forum.
We hope that those going to boot would let one of us moderators know their address, so we can pass it along if they want...but they need to ask for our address to do this.

Right now I have been busy sending goodie packages to several soldiers in Afghanistan and Korea, and to those Sailors I know on deployment. You wouldnt believe how many soldiers dont get any mail or goodies ever! SHAMEFUL!

Craig 08-19-2012 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anlowe7 (Post 20260)
could I get someones address to write to?

If you want someone to write to, I can hook you up. I have a bunch of moms that would love to do that. But remember it's a two way street. You need to write, for you to get something in return.
Let me know...

anlowe7 08-20-2012 03:01 PM

Yes! I would love one!

MilSup4Life 09-16-2012 06:16 AM

I would be happy to write to any Sailor, at BC, school, or deployment/duty station. No matter where or how they are serving, they are serving. They deserve our respect and support. Please add me to the lists.

Wright93 10-12-2012 12:08 PM

I'd like to write to someone :)

3rdGenSailor 01-11-2013 07:24 PM

I'll try to spot who needs a letter when I'm there the end of this month, is the NAVY DEP address the same?
NavyDEP
5491 S. Salida Street
Centennial, Colorado
80015-2533

HMPrz 01-11-2013 09:27 PM

Count Me in...
one of my friends Went into the navy against family decision. she says it was the best decision she ever made. however when she was in BC no one wrote to her other than me.

cakers00 01-11-2013 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rdGenSailor (Post 25581)
I'll try to spot who needs a letter when I'm there the end of this month, is the NAVY DEP address the same?
NavyDEP
5491 S. Salida Street
Centennial, Colorado
80015-2533

Yea if this is still the address, I will try to remember to take it with me incase I see any recruits not getting mail. This is such great idea!

soveryproudmom 01-12-2013 04:53 PM

I am a DEPPERS mom - my daughter ships out in February, please count me in! I would love to write to anyone, and will ask my daughter to watch for any recruits that look like they could use some mail...

3rdGenSailor 01-12-2013 06:13 PM

It's a great idea!

kate0116 01-12-2013 09:19 PM

This is such a great idea! I'm leaving on Tuesday, and I will be bringing along the address for other recruits just in case. I can't even imagine people not getting letters from friends or loved ones. I'd have to imagine it would make boot camp that much more difficult.

sweetmtn 01-13-2013 04:09 PM

Just remember if you want letters from other navydep members to write one of us moderators so we can get your address to who you want! I write to lots of kids in boot, for army and navy!

3rdGenSailor 01-13-2013 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetmtn (Post 25708)
Just remember if you want letters from other navydep members to write one of us moderators so we can get your address to who you want! I write to lots of kids in boot, for army and navy!

That gives me the idea, if Igave you my address, could you write me the questions deppers are asking, I'll write you the most up to date response and you relay them here sweet mtn?

Sail_la_Vie 01-14-2013 11:19 AM

i would love to write someone before i ship out in May

proudmama 01-14-2013 12:01 PM

Count me in- NavyPrincess leaves in March! I will be sure to tell her about this, and to keep watch for any lonely SR's!:cheerleader2:

sweetmtn 01-14-2013 01:28 PM

I dont mind posting my address here if anyone wants me to write to them and such...since you need to write me first so I can write you back!
Susan Skidmore
PO Box 213
Janesville, CA 96114

3rdGenSailor 01-14-2013 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetmtn (Post 25760)
I dont mind posting my address here if anyone wants me to write to them and such...since you need to write me first so I can write you back!
Susan Skidmore
PO Box 213
Janesville, CA 96114

I'll be sure to write you, but could you post my address on a/or this thread saying my address for those who want up to date questions? it would be a big favor, thanks.

sweetmtn 01-16-2013 12:10 AM

No problem, if you want others here to write you I will post it for you!:yourhonor:

3rdGenSailor 01-16-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetmtn (Post 25835)
No problem, if you want others here to write you I will post it for you!:yourhonor:

That works

NewAdventures 05-02-2014 03:33 PM

Im very interested!
I would prefer a female so that I will be able to relate more :)

sweetmtn 05-03-2014 11:24 AM

For us to have address's to write letters..we need family to send us the address from boot..or if someone wants me to give their address out to someone, please write to me from boot at:
Susan Skidmore
PO BOX 213
Janesville, CA 96114

Crussell468 05-04-2014 09:07 AM

I would be interested in this! "a Sailors a Sailor"

blange94 05-23-2014 04:34 AM

Would love to do this! "a Sailor is a Sailor"

NavyKitten 05-26-2014 12:12 PM

I would love to do this for any sailor. I am going to MEPS June 5, so hopefully my dependent waiver gets approved and everything is all good and I will get letters in return one day!

sweetmtn 08-19-2015 10:04 PM

Thought I would bring this to the top as I have had a few private messages about this...YES we will write! BUT you need to write us or at least me your address at boot!

MarquinDaGreat 09-09-2015 12:05 PM

I want to do this. Even though I don't leave until 20151105. And I want some letters from others too. A Sailors a Sailor.

jteague21 10-26-2015 11:51 AM

letters
 
I am leaving for basic November 17th in a few weeks. My mom is supportive, but she will be moving soon and I'm afraid I won't be able to contact her while in basic. She doesn't know where she is moving yet. I would really appreciate having someone to talk too while I'm gone. Please help me know how to contact someone that wouldn't mind being a pen pal. Thanks!

sweetmtn 10-27-2015 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jteague21 (Post 56449)
I am leaving for basic November 17th in a few weeks. My mom is supportive, but she will be moving soon and I'm afraid I won't be able to contact her while in basic. She doesn't know where she is moving yet. I would really appreciate having someone to talk too while I'm gone. Please help me know how to contact someone that wouldn't mind being a pen pal. Thanks!

PM me here if you want me to write or give your boot address to others...then I will give you my address..,, however I think I posted it above...

jeannesarah 10-27-2015 07:36 PM

jteague21 -I sent you a PM.


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