Probably every parent of a new recruit appreciates that their recruit is now going to have to do what they're told, or receive consequences they don't want to receive. And the beauty for the parent is that they don't have to execute the consequences. Someone else will. Someone else in the form of a Military Training Instructor (in the USAF realm), Recruit Division Commander (in the USN realm), Drill Instructor (in the USMC realm), or Company Commander (in the USCG realm).
Everybody loves to give advice, not just parents. Advice can be given in humor from connections of all kinds; siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, next door neighbors, teachers and even You-Tubers. Any of them could easily send this card and add a humorous note about past run-ins of not following good advice.
We mention You-Tubers, because we have watched a lot of You-Tube videos about boot camp. Boot camp for all the branches. There were several who gave the same advice given in our greeting card.
Humor usually softens the reality, and that's what our card intends to do. Pair that with asking permission and you've got a winning combo. In Advice, there's a little bit of both in the irony built into the wording. We hope you and the one you send this card to will appreciate the irony!
Humor aside, the reality is if you want to make it in the military you have to do what you're told. Period. That goes for every level. It lessens the higher up the food chain you get, but everybody answers to someone. Even the President. But that's not the point here. We're not really into getting into politics here at 2MyHero.
What we are into is creating a variety of branch specific greeting cards to provide you with fun and relevant sentiments you will enjoy sending and your Airman will enjoy receiving. In other words, Advice, is another engaging expression you can keep in your arsenal of greeting cards to encourage the Airman in your life.
The card is blank inside which makes it flexible for a variety of occasions. It could easily serve as a message of encouragement during boot camp, congratulations at promotion time, support upon deployment, or take the humor further and send it upon return from deployment. Maybe write something funny about how they will be better off doing what they're told now that they're back and re-entering civilian life.
Most of our cards have a dedication to someone we know in that branch of service on the back of the card. Advice is dedicated to all the 142nd Fighter Wing Airmen at PANG. We've met quite a few of them, and are so grateful to have the West Coast first line of defense stationed here in our city! On a more personal level, they've also been super helpful in creating our cards. The lifestyle photos used on the website in the USAF Collection were taken using an ACU borrowed from a PANG Airman.
Advice is a card that can be given either to an enlisted Airman, or an officer that is going through or has gone through the Academy. That's not an easy feat for a greeting card. These two paths vary greatly in terms of vocabulary, experiences and perspective on serving the the Air Force. But Advice is a card that fits comfortably in either realm.
If you know a young man or woman heading off to boot camp at Lacklund Air Force Base, you'll want to purchase one of the six packs so you can encourage them at every stage - during bootcamp, at graduation, there's one for their MTI and depending on how often you write them at boot camp, you may have one or two left over to send after graduation on their first assignment or next level of training.
Maybe you know an Airman who is way beyond boot camp in terms of their military career. You are sure to find a card within the USAF Collection that is relevant at any phase of an Airman's career. 2MyHero is happy to help you cheer Airmen on with unique and well researched military greeting cards.
Let us know about your experience giving Advice or any other 2MyHero greeting card to your Air Force loved one. Comment below, leave a rating if you purchase through Amazon or Contact us and tell us how the card made you or them feel. We'd love to hear from you!