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Hi there,

Someone just told me about an app called Sandboxx for communicating with recruits at boot camp. Has anyone had any experience with this?

Thank you!


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Yes, it is a little expensive but they get the letters fast. I sent 1 a week. They also did my travel arrangements ,with the insurance it saved me a ton of money when my SR got set back. 

My daughter used it when her boyfriend went to USMC boot camp.  It does cost some money, but it was great.  They got the letters faster, and had an option of including a postage paid envelope and paper for them to use in response.  She loved it.  I didn't realize it was an option for Navy boot camp as well.  If it is an option, I will definitely use it from time to time!

Hi Heather, I use sandboxx and love it. You can buy a bundle of letters or you can pay by the letter which is 4 dollars a letter. You can also attach pictures to your letters. If you mail it by 5pm Monday-Friday it gets to them the next day. I have noticed with our SR they don't also get it the next day, which probably has more to do with the processing of the mail at the training command center. Hope this helps. For me it was worth using. 

Yes we have used it the entire time he has been at boot camp. He said it take 2 days from the date of our letters till he gets them. He said while it's nice to have hand written letters he enjoys getting them so fast. We were going to buy our plane ticket from Sandboxx but decided to drive and make a road trip. The prices for our particular flight was the same as other sites we compared. Plus I like the fact that you can buy the insurance in case they dont graduate or it gets postponed. 

Thank you all for the information. I plan to give it a try.

I loved this app too. It worked especially well for my husband...he could send a quick note and picture while at work. I enjoyed sending handwritten letters and cards. I remember my daughter told me they all cried when they received their first letters. So important!
I used Sandboxx when my son was in boot camp, but I am not continuing to use it now that his has graduated. There are a lot of concerns with OPSEC and PERSEC. Read their disclaimers and use your best judgement.


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