Just a reminder to all you new Class of 2017 parents, family and friends ... Start writing AND sending letters now so your soon-to-be basic cadet has mail waiting for him/her at the first mail call. If you wait until after you drop them, they'll get it after a few days - they'll live, of course, but it's nice to have some letters there when they get to the mailboxes. I also HIGHLY recommend write2them (http://write2them.org/). It is really cheap and when you subscribe - you get a new email address for your basic cadet. Anyone can send an email to that new email address, and anything emailed there is printed out and delivered the very next day to the physical mailboxes - very convenient for those of us more used to email than snail mail. Also, a simple and quick way to let everyone send fun messages over at virtually any time. (And no I am not connected with write2them in any way - I just think they do an incredible job!) Good luck Class of 2017.