Share your holiday spirit with deployed US Military

12/1/2014

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It’s not too late to remember those in the military serving outside the U.S. this holiday season. Friends, family, even total strangers will appreciate your thoughtfulness whether it’s a greeting card or care package.

Refer to these USPS deadlines and guidelines for mailing cards and packages to APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Get tips for how to fill out USPS & UPS customs forms for deployment care packages.

Check out “Holiday Mail for Heroes” sponsored by the American Red Cross. It’s a way  to share your holiday spirit with members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Want to send a care package to a service member overseas, but don’t have a friend or relative to send to? These organizations can help you get started.

Read this for ideas about what to include in a “just-add-water” care package.

Find out what deployed troops really want for downtime, personal care, snacking and staying connected with family.

Use this soldier-proven list of 72 healthy foods for care packages including a tip for how to send free tuna through StarKist’s “Tuna for Soldiers” program.

Operation Gratitude sends snacks, as well as hygiene, entertainment and hand-made items, plus personal letters to new recruits, veterans, first responders, Wounded Warriors, care givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Get involved.

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