She needs a small, slim man's wallet, black, which will fit into her back pocket. Not checkbook size or any other color than black. You can give her the debit card during PIR.
Also, they are told how much cash they are allowed to bring, off the top of my head, it isn't much more than $20.
They can take their debit card, up to $50 cash, up to a $20 phone card (activiate it before leaving home, as their first call home is limited to about 2 minutes). They can take a Bible as well. They need their wallet, ID, SS card, and DEP card if applicable). OTHER THAN THAT EVERYTHING ELSE WILL BE SENT HOME IN A BOX. My son left 6/22/11. He packed according to the START manual, and actually left with the clothes on his back and his START manual to read on the plane. His box has all his clothes and START manual in it.
Best of luck to you and your son!
Could someone post the link to the Form letter you can send your new recruit while in boot camp. I cant find it! lol
the one that is the fill in the blank form.
I have to do a cut and paste. Here is the one I sent off to my son:
Here is a “fill in the blank” letter to make it a bit more encouraging for you to write home. I have also enclosed a self addressed stamped envelope J
Dear Mom, Ted, Delaney, Tank, Grumpy, Buster, Other:
Circle one or more
How are you? I hope you are doing: well, okay, nothing illegal.
I am: fine, been sick, having fun, working hard, hardly working, homesick, hanging in there. Circle one
Regarding my physical training, I am: making progress, passing, sore, suffering shin splints, developing rock hard abs, building muscle, not drowning. Circle one or more
Regarding food: I am learning to eat new foods; I am so hungry that I would eat this paper; I eat what they have, but am looking forward to leave for a chunk of cheese and some Mountain Dew. Circle one or more
Regarding my PIR (graduation date): I should be on track for August 19th, I may be delayed, I am working so hard they may graduate me early, it is status quo for now.
Regarding shipmates: I am meeting interesting people, I am alone on the ship, I know some of the other SR’s, other. Circle one
Regarding when I will write: next time you send me one of these stupid letters; when I have time; right now; never…I will send smoke signals. Circle one
I have to go for now. I love you, I miss you, I hope you are all doing good. Write me soon; send pictures; tell Grandma hello; ALL OF THE ABOVE. Circle one or more
I love you,
Your son ____________________________
Insert your name here J