I finally received a letter from my son at boot camp. He says he's doing fine, even though the DI's are "ruthless". I was warned not to send anything other than plain letters. He told me that he watched some unopened, sent-in packages "punted in perfect spirals" from the third story balcony. I am sure they get everything they need, anyway. He's still in Phase 1, so there's a long way to go.