These fun form letters are from the West Point parent's website, but they can be customized for any of the Service Academies. Just print them off, send them with a stamped, self addressed envelope, and your kid has no excuse for not writing back! http://www.west-point.org/parent/plebe-net/letters.html I also plan to pick up some USNA postcards on I-Day, put postcard stamps on them, and mail them back in a care package to our son. He can use those to send a quick note to grandparents, etc., if he has an extra minute. At least that's the theory - we'll see if it happens!