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How do you get over homesickness in the military?

How do you get over homesickness in the military?

Keep in touch with old friends you saw often before you left for the military so you won’t feel left out. Call your parents a few times a week and talk about anything – even vent if you have to! Set up a group chat to talk to everyone at home. I like to video chat the best as it’s the most personal way to communicate!

How do you deal with being away from home in the military?

Maintain the Connection

  1. Include Others. Include other family members and close friends in the connection that you establish with your military partner.
  2. Use Technology.
  3. Put Extra Effort Into Special Occasions.
  4. Make Cards.
  5. Take Pictures.
  6. Make Video Messages.
  7. Talk, Talk, Talk.
  8. Acknowledge Feelings.
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What do you say to homesick soldiers?

Encouraging Words for a Soldier

  • We all love you so much!
  • We can’t wait to see you again, but we all know you’re working hard keeping us safe.
  • Everyone here is so proud of your service.
  • I was thinking about you all day today.
  • We had your best friend over for dinner last night.

Do you get homesick at basic training?

Don’t worry, homesicknesses is common at military basic training. Being isolated from your kids, spouse, parents, etc. for an extended period of time can be as stressful as not being prepared to face drill sergeants.

Do I have to shave before basic training?

Hair: Do not shave your head before leaving for basic training. This applies to both males and females. Do not even arrive at basic with a military style cut (Flat Top, High-and-tight, etc.). All facial hair should be shaved thoroughly before arriving at basic training.

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Do you get homesick at boot camp?

Don’t worry, homesicknesses is common at military basic training. Being isolated from your kids, spouse, parents, etc. If you think homesickness will be a problem for you, I would recommend packing a few essential supplies with you to boot camp. First, you will need stamps, and a lot of them.

What should you not say in a letter to a soldier?

Don’t guilt trip your soldier. Please, please, please do not tell your soldier how much people miss them and they are doing a shoddy job paying respects back. Don’t tell them they’ve changed because they aren’t contacting you, that they don’t care because they haven’t spent time with you or responded to you.

What branch of the military is easiest to get into?

At the background clearance check stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Army or Navy. At the ASVAB stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Army or Air Force. At the basic training stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Air Force.

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How bad is basic training army?

Expect to get sick in basic training. Just about everyone gets sick at basic training. Whether it’s a head cold or a sore throat, you will most likely not be at your physical best in boot camp. Army Basic training is too crowded and too fast paced for your body to get enough rest.

Do you shower together in basic training?

In basic training, you take group showers. There’s no way out of communal showers. They’re required. Everyone in your barracks will enter the shower room assigned to your barracks when commanded.

Can you have dyed hair in basic training?

Under the current regulation, Soldiers are only authorized to dye, tint, or bleach their hair. The color of their hair must also be uniform and not detract from their professional appearance.