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Old 10-19-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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Random question. My wife is on navyformoms and she read that you can only send letters on white paper in white envelopes. The letters can't be more than 3 pages long, and recruits have to read the letters out loud. This doesn't seem right, is it? I remember Craig posting about sending letters in a different colored envelope so when they hand out letters you can see yours in the pile. Can someone please help settle my wife's nerves. Thanks
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Follow up....she just said she saw that you can't send cards, pictures or newspaper clippings. Have they changed the rules?
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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Totally, 100% not true! My bunkmate got letters in rainbow colored envelopes with pictures drawn all over them and they never said a word to her. Some RDCs might give them a hard time, but most probably won't care. You can get cards and pictures, but they'll make you open those in front of the RDC to make sure the card isn't musical and the pictures aren't inappropriate.

The best bet would be an envelope that's not white, but not neon colored either. You WILL NOT get in trouble for a colored envelope, bit it ist always wise to call too much attention to yourself. After the first few days another recruit will be assigned to handle the mail so your RDC will only see packages and extra thick envelopes.

One thing she might want to do is send an extra blank envelope with every letter she sends you. You don't get a whole lot of stationary, and you will run out quickly.
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Newspaper clippings are ok, you just can't send the whole thing.
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Thank you so much for the answers. I knew if I wanted answers this was the place to ask.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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LOL...I would send musical cards to recruits all the time...even to my boys, one navy and one army...yes they would get a bit more PT for them..but most of the kids asked for more!
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My RDCs were very kid when it came to mail. We had several people get cards with recorded messages from their families. They had to take the speakerbox out, but they got to keep the card itself and they were allowed to leave the speakerbox in the RDC's office and listen to it at night during evening routine.
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Can we still send voice mails to recruits? What's the easiest way to do this?
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Can we still send voice mails to recruits? What's the easiest way to do this?
I can't think of a time in the last 6 years that this has happened.
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