Due to the structured nature of recruit training, your Recruit will not be able to contact you regularly. Your Recruit is given a short phone call upon arrival to let you know that he or she arrived safely. Your Recruit will also generally be given a phone call halfway through training. Your Recruit's primary means of communicating with family and friends is via the United States Postal Service. We highly encourage you to write your recruit as often as you like. Recruits will receive your letters throughout the week but can only respond to them during "holiday routine," on Sunday mornings and federal holidays.
In case of a family emergency contact the American Red Cross (click on the graphic above) to assist in passing an emergency message to your Recruit. The link above will provide directions for this.
Proper mailing addresses for Recruits are:
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