Hello, I am fairly new to Navydads.com and have been looking for information on what is acceptable by the US Navy as it pertains to the letters my family and I will be sending to my daughter.
She just shipped out yesterday afternoon and after speaking to a lot of helpful members, having this information at my hands has greatly helped with the emotions and questions I seem to have. One of the issues I am having at the moment is, I am wondering if I am allowed to type my letters to my daughter or if they have to be hand written. As strange as this might sound, after writing for over 10 plus hours on my shift for the past 16 years, my handwriting tends to go south after the first paragraph.
I have read on some of the posts that other parents have attached newspaper clippings and photographs to their letters, but am truly confused now. I was told the letters had to be in a standard size envelope, not the legal size and could not contain anything other than the letter itself. Further more when addressing the outside of the envelopes, we were told to do it a certain way each and every time or else or daughter would be disciplined with extra PT, etc..
Can anyone help me with this topic of question please??
Two different times during boot camp I sent a large manila envelope to my daughter so that she could send mail home. I put over $4.00 worth of stamps on the envelope, and I still received "postage due" on each one when it was delivered to me. (I addressed the envelope to me and I also put my name and address in the return address area. This way, I was the person paying the postage due and they weren't being sent back to Great Lakes)
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