Send Your First Letter to Marine Boot Camp

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SANDBOXX makes it easy to send a letter and include a photo at the touch of a button.

Ready to send your first letter? Don’t have an image to include? Save our “WEEK ONE” of boot camp image below, open the SANDBOXX app, write your message, include the photo and send your first letter!

WEEK ONE: Save the image and include in your letter to boot camp.

SANDBOXX is a mobile app focused on connecting our military community.
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39 Replies to “Send Your First Letter to Marine Boot Camp”

    1. Letty, you can write to your son through our app SANDBOXX. You can download it in the Google Play Store or on the Apple Store. Once downloaded, you can create an account and start sending Letters.


  1. Thank you so much for The update, really helpful , I send a letter by sandboxx and will continue to it’s really convenient.
    Thank you so much for everything team sandboxx. I really appreciate the updates.

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  2. Thank you! This is a great app and I have already sent my RCT a letter through it. How often will pictures be uploaded? I have yet to see my RCT. Doing a great job of building men and Marines and can’t wait to see more!

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    1. Dawn, we don’t always receive current photos of recruits going through boot camp. Parris Island and MCRD San Diego both have Facebook pages that on occasion upload photos of the current recruits.


    1. Unfortunately, we don’t always have pictures of current recruits going through boot camp. MCCRD San Diego and Parris Island both have Facebook groups that do on occasion post photos of current recruits going through boot camp.


  3. Sent my first letter today! I didn’t have my pix from cell phone on the site, so i couldn’t send one. Next letter! Does he have to accept other family members on this site before they can write him?


  4. I send my first letter to my nephew last night through Sandboxx. My question is. When he writes me back am I gonna get it though the app or via mail? Also what’s the Facebook pg for San Diego boot camp can i please have it. Thanks. I would love to like the page thanks again. God bless you all 👏🏼👏🏼


  5. I am proud of the GREATEST Marine’s ever! I am proud my son Jamar Cleveland is safe in the care of well experienced Marine’s! It means the world to have up-to-date information on his progress and experience. I know he is doing well and as his mother I am PROUD of him for taking the extra step to make a differences in his life and become a role model for the younger generation 😊


  6. Thank you so much I appreciate the updates. I was wondering if I would get pictures of my daughter who is in Parris Island ,South Carolina. Her name is Lisamarie Yvonne Moore.
    Thank You Sincerely
    Marieann Vasquez


  7. Hello Don,
    My exwife just got our sons first letter for bootcamp and it says hes in 2nd battalion 2173 and on sandboxx it says 2nd battalion 2171. Will our son get our letters from sandboxx seeing his batallion numbers are different?


    1. Brian, the most important information to have accurate in the address is Company and Platoon number. His letters will still get to him whether or not the battalion number is right. If you have any additional questions feel free to email us at

      Happy Letter writing!


  8. Thank you so much for this information. It is very helpful and it helps me feel connected and keeps me prayerful. God bless all of you who are faithfully serving.


  9. Just starting this Sandbox app journey. Our son stepped upon the “Yellow Footprints” as the second generation on Dec 4, 2017. 26 years to the day after I did. This electronic age will make it much easier for us as parents to watch his transition as he strives to earn the title of United States Marine.
    Thank you Sandbox!!
    Semper Fi


    1. Doug,

      When you send a Letter through SANDBOXX it will be printed off at our Headquarters into a physical piece of mail that is addressed and stamped to your recruit. The Letter will also come with a pre-addressed and stamped return envelope for him to easily write you back.


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