Share your holiday spirit with deployed US Military



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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