Local military app helps honor troops this Memorial Day

Two Marine Vets — one Vietnam and one Iraq — turned tech-startup entrepreneurs by creating a mobile app here in Greenwich, to help active military members, veterans, and their family and friends communicate better.

At any given time, more than 200,000 members of the military are off the grid. For these troops, it’s often the first time they’ve ever had to rely solely on physical mail for correspondence with friends and family. This makes Mail Call the most important source of morale for troops who are off the grid.

However, loved ones back home are statistically mailing fewer letters — preferring to communicate digitally. This creates silos when a soldier goes to boot camp or overseas — worsening communication gaps, morale and loneliness.

Sandboxx is bridging this communications divide through its Mailboxx feature. It allows civilian loved ones to easily capture photos and memories via their phone and then it converts those digital communications into printed letters that are sent directly to military bases all over the world.

Watch a video to see how the app works:

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