The Monday News 💌

The Monday Delivery News team is excited to bring you informative and exciting 🤩 stories from the military community. Each week we bring you original content from our team and creditable sources to keep you in the know. Our team is made up of spouses, veterans, and military family members. If you have any ideas for stories, or have your own to share please contact us at support@MondayDelivery.com.

Lynsey, Navy Spouse

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My Son shipped 9/28 and up until now, the only communication was the one initial phone call. I was able to send him a postcard to let him know how much we loved him. I truly believe this will keep his spirits up on the rest of his journey. This has been a true blessing!

Military Mom

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My son said the postcards made his week every time he received one during boot camp. He enjoyed seeing pictures from home of family and friends. He is now in A school and I still send them to him!

Military Family

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This is an amazing service to use! I have used it to send to my Navy recruit and a coast guard recruit. So easy to create my own good quality post card and know that it will arrive to them quickly. I highly highly recommend.

Navy/Coast Guard Mom

5 Castles Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

Travel insights from Jenna Buege, contributing editor of The Compass Elegant, dramatic and oozing with history, these castles aren’t home to princesses waiting to be rescued from fire breathing dragons, but they will make travelers feel like they’re exploring a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany Built by King Ludwig… Read More ›

2021 Battle of Midway Ceremony

The Battle of Midway was an epic clash between the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy that played out six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy’s decisive victory in the air-sea battle (June 3-6, 1942) and its successful defense of the major base located at Midway Island dashed Japan’s hopes of… Read More ›

The NAVY Magazine – Summer Edition

The first lesson you learn in recruit boot camp is teamwork, and I want to tell you about Monday Delivery’s collaboration with the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN). MondayDelivery.com helps families stay in touch with their recruits, and AUSN helps families advocate for policies that affect their sons and daughters while they serve…. Read More ›

Miniature American Flags – where do they come from?

On May 30, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan visited Arlington National Cemetery to speak at a ceremony for what was then called Decoration Day — and in doing so, set a precedent that holds to this Day. Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day traditions such as parades, visiting cemeteries, and memorials…. Read More ›

Coast Guard Graduation Opens

If a Hooah was ever appropriate, now is the time. It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May suspended family attendance graduation events at Cape May, NJ to stop the spread of COVID-19. The following is from the official Coast Guard FORCECOM page. As a result of our vaccine and mitigation efforts,… Read More ›

Air Force Officially Opens BMT Graduation

If a Hooah was ever appropriate, now is the time. It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Air Force suspended family attendance at Basic Military Training graduation events at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to stop the spread of COVID-19.  A career in the Air Force officially begins with Basic Military Training (BMT). It is a challenging… Read More ›

From Navy to Entrepreneur

Thirteen years ago, Mary Lujan decided to join the Navy, “I walked into the Navy recruiting office not knowing anything about the Navy. I just knew it was a way to get out of a small town and avoid college debt.” As Mary advanced through the ranks, reaching E-5, she became aware of the challenges female Sailors… Read More ›

The Association of the United States Navy

The Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) gives active-duty service members and their families a voice on the direction of our Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. Since its inception in 1954, AUSN has provided the naval community with legislative & policy advocacy, educational scholarships, and a quarterly NAVY magazine. As a USMC Veteran and… Read More ›

Five Things You probably Didn’t Know About Military Mail

Sending mail in the 21st century may seem archaic compared to the high-speed communication delivered by text, email, and video calls. However, one community still enjoys receiving a letter or postcard the old fashion way – the U.S. Mail. Millions of letters are delivered each week to recruits attending boot camp and the active-duty service… Read More ›

Mom celebrates her Navy recruit’s birthday.

Leslie Hobbs’s daughter is spending her 20th birthday as a recruit at RTC Great Lakes, home of Navy boot camp. There will be no cake, no candles, and no singing of happy birthday. Like most recruit parents, Leslie quickly realizes that “not only is this the first birthday I’m missing with her, but I can’t… Read More ›

MCRD Parris Island Graduation Schedule

FAMILY DAY & GRADUATION CEREMONY As the Marine Corps turns the chapter of COVID restrictions to the opening of the time-honor recruit graduation, we are thankful as a country for the strength & courage of each recruit, family member, friends, and drill instructors over the past year. The motto Semper Fidelis (always faithful) has never been more applicable than… Read More ›

MCRD Parris Island Family Day and Graduation Reopening Schedule

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island4-Phases of opening Recruit Graduation Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., will allow limited access to morning colors/graduations beginning May 7, 2021 as part of a gradual approach to reopen the depot completely to visitors. Shifts in policy will be conditions-based, not time-based. Starting May 7, access to graduations… Read More ›

No more ROM for some recruits

Navy ends Fort McCoy stop before boot camp, cuts ROM for fully vaccinated recruits. As with all breaking news, there are always multiple versions of the truth. The following update on the Recruit Training Command modifications of their 14-day quarantine is adopted from the U.S. Navy press release 4/20/21 and the Navy Times. We advise families and recruits… Read More ›

What is a TG, DIV, & SHIP?

New to the military? Get ready for a plethora of acronyms, abbreviations, and peculiar terms. The first few to learn are TG (training group), DIV (division), and Ship. I would like to thank RTC Public Affairs for providing the following content. TG stands for Training Group which is defined as that group of recruits that… Read More ›

ADVANCE THROUGH TRAINING AS A COAST GUARD MEMBER

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is the nation’s only Coast Guard enlisted accession point and recruit training center. (Cover image: U.S. Coast Guard photo.) The following is adopted from the Coast Guard website. Basic Training Welcome aboard – now stand at attention and stop smiling! As with any military service, your journey begins at… Read More ›

U.S. Marine Corps open up Graduations

Semper Fi family and friends! MCRD San Diego and Parris Island have started to open up recruit graduations to family members. Recruit graduation is a tradition enjoyed by families and friends. The culmination of weeks of training finally ends and recognizes our newest warfighters. MCRD San Diego Recruit graduations are reopen for a limited amount… Read More ›

Separated Twins: Worth it after a few Months

Hello! My name is Melana Griffee, and my identical twin sister is Navy Recruit Maegan Muse. She left for training on March 17th, 2021! We grew up in New Bern, North Carolina, and call it our home today. Ever since we were able to talk, we have been best friends. We played sports together, were in… Read More ›

Air Force Recruit Beast Week

What is BEAST Week in Air Force Basic Military Training? It is a full five days of challenging and exhausting training. BEAST stands for “Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills and Training.” BEAST Week is designed to train your recruit in simulated combat deployment and help them understand what a real deployment may feel like or what they may… Read More ›

USMC Rifleman’s Creed

In enlisted boot camp at Parris Island or San Diego and the officer’s Basic School at Quantico, VA no one escapes from the Rifleman’s Creed. Every Marine is trained, first and foremost, as a rifleman, for it is the rifleman who must close with and destroy the enemy. The rifleman remains the most basic tenet… Read More ›

ROM to PIR

As the recruits touchdown in Chicago, IL and head towards RTC Great Lakes, their journey begins. Follow these recruits from ROM at Fort McCoy to their PIR destination (graduation). Produced by Duane Stanley (USN Veteran) using images adopted from RTC Public Affairs.

Leadership Traits in Recruit Training

Recruit boot camp is the toughest and most challenging training in the world. And often, the physical and mental challenges overshadow the most important aspect of training – the foundation of leadership. Recruits learn and practice leadership traits that will serve them in the military and their life. I want to share eight Christian leadership… Read More ›

Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in the age of COVID-19

SOURCE: Kathleen Petty. Published: November 2020 When COVID-19 forced businesses and schools to shut down this spring, the military—known for its well-established systems not swift to change—had to shift quickly. Pausing Basic Military Training for any extended period of time was simply not an option, says Chief Master Sgt. Learie R. Gaitan, superintendent of basic training for… Read More ›

Your Recruit’s Valentine.

Love is many things — and being yelled at while at boot camp may not be one of them. I am confident the drill instructor follows the ‘tough love‘ strategy of building your recruit into a robust warrior through words of loving encouragement. And those chocolate-covered strawberries and home-made frosted heart cookies you would love… Read More ›

TRICARE COVID Vaccine Update

The Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a program to provide COVID-19 vaccines to service members, retirees, and their families. Under this program, the DoD will distribute the vaccines through a series of phases. Who is getting the vaccine first? The first supply of the… Read More ›

Air Force Veteran is Recognized

It is always an honor to recognize our veterans for their ongoing support beyond active duty. Today we showcase Air Force veteran Mr. Alan Nunn. Meet Mr. Alan Nunn. He has been part of the Recruit Training Command, Public Affairs team for four years as an award-winning editorial assistant and lead writer. He was recently… Read More ›

COVID-19 Restrictions Lead to Successful Recruiting at Fort McCoy

ARTICLE SOURCE: NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ELIJAH G. LEINAAR Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Navy has taken great care to protect its newest recruits from the virus, establishing precautions and measures that enabled the service to graduate more than 17,000 recruits through boot camp since March. To support this mission-essential undertaking, sailors… Read More ›

Women in the Military

I had the honor of attending Officer Candidate School with Vernice Armour. Vernice is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African-American female combat pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces. She flew the AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter in the… Read More ›

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