New Member
Jun 21, 2017
Hi! I have a few questions about writing letters to your significant other in BCT for USAFA. I plan to apply for USAFA as well once I am old enough. I have been told the DS sergeants and supervisors go through and read the mail. I was told to act no more than a friend in the letters, due to this. I understand he will be extremely busy, but I want to support him as much as possible:)

How strict are they with the mail?
I would imagine they would only open it and look through it if they had a good reason (i.e. Scent, bulging, decorations, etc.). Of course I would not send anything sexual, censored, care packages, food, or mature content related things, but would it be wrong to act as anymore than a friend (i.e. Writing on a plain paper "I love you and cant wait to be in your arms babe":p)? Could he get into trouble for that? Also how strict are they on pictures? (i.e. If i sent a really small photo of his puppy)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so so much:);)
Best you get answers on content from other cadets who have been in your significant other's position, but NO pictures, they will be taken away.

The cadre does NOT read the personal letters.

Best suggestion, do not write things that will make him more homesick than he may already be. He needs motivation and moral support.