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« on: August 20, 2008 12:54:42 PM »

I'm not exactly sure what's involved in training for Coast Guard... and apparently neither is my friend Mike who is running off to join. He leaves sometime in September, but doesn't know the day.

He is 19. Wants to be a cop eventually. He's like a teddy bear. Just the sweetest kid in the world! We've been good friends for about 4 years, but don't have many pictures together (even though I was his prom date two years ago?). 

Originally I had thought of some manly stationary because I was told letters were the only way we would be able to talk? But I'm not really sure how that works.

So does anyone have any ideas on a graduation/you're special to me/i'll miss you gift?

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008 03:59:13 PM »

I don't know anything about coast guard training, but if it's anything like the Army ...

Stationary is good, but keep it really plain, and include stamps.
Prepaid calling cards are always winners.
Travel laundry detergent

I went to  officer training so we got away with a lot more, but you could wait and send it latter if you're scared it will get confiscated. Here are great things he might not be able to have:
Swiss army knife
Head lamp ( a flashlight that straps to your head, with a red lens so he can see after lights out. Best thing I brought with me!)
Fleece travel blanket, for when the barracks are freezing, and/ or you don't want to remake the bed.

But the best thing is to send stuff while he's there. It helps to know there's life outside of training! Pictures are great, those cards with music can be really embarrassing... Usually you can send food, but they won't let you have it in the barracks, so  if you send cookies, he can share with his buddies, but they have to get eaten in one sitting.

Hopefully this is helpful, but as I said Army Officer training  is probably a lot different than Coast Guard Basic. Good Luck . Your friend will defiantly appreciate anything.
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