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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2006, 18:37:39 »
Hey everyone. My boyfriend recently started basic training in St Jean Quebec. And I was wondering what I can send him. and what I shouldnt, cuz I know that there are a lot of things you can't have in Basic. So any ideas or advice would be so great. Thanks!
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2006, 19:22:33 »
he doesn't need anything just yet. What he needs most of all from you right now is support in the form of written letters. He won't (or at least shouldn't) have time for anything else now. Anything he needs he can get at St. Jean.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2006, 19:41:56 »
Dee, theres nothing wrong with photos. As Paracowboy said, he would greatly enjoy letters (the handwritten kind). When my wife and I were dating I went away to the field for a 6 week period - she sent me 125 letters and cards.  A bit excessive, I admit, but I tell you I was the envy of all the others.  You can also  ask him if there is anything you can send. Keep in mind, however, he has limited personal space, and not much of that is actually "his" as the rest is filled with military kit.  If you live close, and he eventually gets permission to leave base, you might get together with him.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2006, 19:49:15 »
Yes I have written him a couple times, and I tried to ask him what he's allowed to have, but I've only spoken to him on the phone once and I haven't received any reply's from the letters yet. I know he is very busy, I just wanted to send him something from home to remember me by. Thanks you both for the advice. I was also thinking maybe a card signed by friends? Will that be acceptable in basic training?

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2006, 19:58:43 »
absolutely. even better if you can get his friends to throw in a few lines of their own.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2006, 00:44:18 »
Dee the card sounds great. Letters are the best. I didn't get any letters for a few weeks soI called all my family and friends and whined about how unloved I felt every time someone else got a letter! OMG I suddenly got a lot of mail and it was great! Depending on his instructors you can send cookies and candies too, but make sure you ask him first if it's allowed and if it is, send enough for him to share with the platoon.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2006, 04:12:15 »
Make the letter smell PRETTY too.....There's nothing like being in the field and smelling something that doesnt smell like ***.
I hate to say it, but porn too. Care packages with porn will make him popular with his buddies.

Seriously though, little notes or cards, that smell of you will be the best thing for his morale.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2006, 09:12:24 »
Thanks everyone. Also, does anyone know if the army gets some time off after basic training? Like It always sounds like everythings a maybe, nothings ever for sure. But if theres anyone here thats done basic training, did you get time off after? If it helps, he's going for combat engineer. Thanks

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2006, 09:22:32 »
Thanks everyone. Also, does anyone know if the army gets some time off after basic training?
I know you don't want to hear it, but: maybe. It's going to depend on when he completes his Basic, and when his next course starts, if there's enough Staff available for it, if there's a Stat holiday in there, how far he has to travel, etc.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2006, 12:29:12 »
Hey Dee,

I would send Pictures too and Porn is always a favorite for everyone. I would like to say Welcome to Military life where nothing is for sure and you always have a MAYBE. Hopefully you get to see your Boy Friend between course but like Para says it all depends and nothing is for sure until he is actually there giving you a HUG and a KISS.
I am really trying to see things from your point of view. But I find it really hard to stick my head that far up my butt.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #60 on: July 15, 2006, 13:05:08 »
This sounds crass but poop happens,........do not make those porn pictures of yourself just in case while he is away he decides he is no longer your boyfriend.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2006, 13:08:22 »
This sounds crass but poop happens,........do not make those porn pictures of yourself just in case while he is away he decides he is no longer your boyfriend.

Especially considering, whether by the recipients choice or not, pictures have a tendency of making their way through the platoons hands
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2006, 13:15:50 »
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This sounds crass but poop happens,........do not make those porn pictures of yourself just in case while he is away he decides he is no longer your boyfriend.
either through malicious intent (on the ex-boyfriend/husband's part, or some jerk who thinks he's funny) or by accident, I have seen many photos of my buddy's/troop's wives/girlfriends in various stages of undress.

For any jerks out there: THIS IS NOT FUNNY.
For the careless out there: CLOSE YOUR DAMN LOCKERS/BARRACK BOXES. I don't want to see them. I have to look her in the eye when we're back, and I'm playing tag with your kids.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2006, 13:22:50 »
Hey everyone. My boyfriend recently started basic training in St Jean Quebec. And I was wondering what I can send him. and what I shouldnt, cuz I know that there are a lot of things you can't have in Basic. So any ideas or advice would be so great. Thanks!
I haven't done basic yet, but if my girlfriend sent me a picture with all my best friends and their signatures on the back that'd be super awesome!

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2006, 13:35:15 »
lol thanks everyone. Ya I won't be sending him any nude photos or anything. I would be really afraid of that getting around. But I will send him regular photos often. I'm also sending him a disposable camera so he can take pictures and show me what its like, his friends, room, and himself. Anymore ideas would be great. Thanks.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2006, 16:28:40 »
When you send him the camera, send him a pre-paid envelope (like Priority Post or something) so that he can send it back to you for developing.  He probably won't get too much of a chance to get it done himself.  And maybe include some stamped, addressed envelopes too, for letters from him to you.  It will make it easier on him, and then all he has to do is find a mailbox.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2006, 17:31:07 »
Ya, I've sent him stamps, the only thing is, he hasnt been able to send me letters cuz he can't get to a mailbox. But it says thay they are able to write letters but how can that be when he's not allowed to get to the post office on base? That kinda makes me angry, but at least  I get a phone call now and then, so I get to hear from him that way.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2006, 17:35:45 »
They should be allowed to pass letters on to their staff, and the staff will mail it out for them. That's how we did it
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2006, 17:59:22 »
He mention something about trying that. I hope it works  :-\

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2006, 20:17:25 »
Now that he's been there a while, I get more nervous and nervous. I was wondering, Do a lot of the men there change when they join and for better or worse?

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2006, 20:20:10 »
Change for the better.....course that depends on what your defination of better means.   

We can't answer a question like that for you, thats between you aqnd him.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2006, 20:21:11 »
lol, ya I know, I just hate waiting for that time.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2006, 07:55:11 »
Dee,

He's going to finish that course changed;

-He's going to be more neat freaky............ Alot more neat freaky
-He's going to walk different, head up, shoulders squared back.......... A much more proud and confident way of carrying himself
-He's going to finish meals much quicker than he used to............. You'll be on your 4th or 5th bite and he'll be done eating
-He's going to be more helpful to others.............. Every car on the side of the road with a flat, he'll pull over to help
-He's going to be more selfless............. He'll put others wants and needs before his own
-There will be a new aura about him that you just can't put your finger on what's changed about him............. All for the better

These are just a few of the changes you'll notice in him. Oh, that and a may swear alot more than normal.  8)

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2006, 08:34:54 »
Oh and Dee, he'll also have a Halo over his head and a new set of fluffy white wings.  :P
Serious though, the halo isn't far off really, when he gets back to you he'll have been stuck with a stack of guys for ages and have missed you a ridiculous amount. Treat him like he does have a halo there and make him feel welcome back home as much as you can. He'll appreciate it more then you know and love you for it. It can get mighty lonely being away from a girlfriend for long periods and some people do some strange things...reccebydeath know what i'm talking about.
Send the letters and remember that he'll have heaps of time to read them, over and over again, so aim for a bit of length. It doesnt have to have a point, but length is great and will give him something to think about. Tell him you miss too, tell him lots.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2006, 11:24:52 »
Oh thanks, thats great info. and I already know what you mean by eating really fast. He's eaten like that all his life. And being selfless he's definitely already like that so much that sometimes it annoys me. But in a good way. I love it about him. Thanks for the input everyone. If anyone wants to keep chatting or has anything else to say, I'm always here regularly.