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Navy Boot Camp – Tips before you ship

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navy 2Before you ship to Great Lakes, IL for Navy boot camp, here are some of the top pieces of advice you should know from other Sandboxx users:

  • Know the 11 General orders
  • Be able to recognize different ranks
  • Get physically fit – it’ll make life a lot easier
  • Know the phonetic alphabet
  • Read the Bluejacket’s Manual
  • Practice ironing military creases in button down, collared shirt. These will be similar to the shirts you will wear at boot camp
  • Try to get promoted before boot camp
  • Learn how to make your bed with 45 degree corners
  • Add your friends and family on Sandboxx so they’ll be able to write to you faster


Sandboxx is a mobile app that enables comms to exist throughout the military journey. The entire DOD organizational structure built into Sandboxx lets those in uniform and their families stay connected like never before possible. Sandboxx Letters continues the mission by give loved ones the ability to send physical mail to those in basic or on deployment. Learn more about how Sandboxx is revolutionising the way our military community thrives at www.sandboxx.us and download the app here, www.sandboxx.us/app.

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