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Care Packages for Our Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen can brighten an otherwise dark day.

Use this area to share ideas and addresses for Care Packages!

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Let's Have a Clearing House for Care Package Ideas and Addresses

 

Many of us send care packages to our sons and daughters scattered around the globe. Often we would like to do more....

I thought we might use this space to develop ideas of things to ship to our troops protecting our freedom. Also we might look at setting up a list of addresses that we could use to ship to. It is Girl Scout cookie season and I know one of our members sends cookies to troops all over. I've sent phone cards to combat areas through the USO so our soldiers could call home for the holidays. I'm sure there are hundreds of ideas out there....lets support our troops by sending them the things from home they miss and to let them them know that America supports them.

 

 

I've had some requests for the care package label template:

 

Updated (7 Sept 2013)!! here is the Microsoft Publisher template- Avery 5163 label: 

 

NavyDads Mailing Labels

 

and the PDF for it: NavyDadsLabelversion2nosignature1-5.pdf

 

Use this .zip file for PDF version  ND%20labels.zip

 

APO/FPO/DPO Guidelines& Restrictions guide for USPS

Watch a video to learn how to print a shipping label with a customs form

Complete customs forms online

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care packages

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9-Digit ZIP Code is Key to Getting Mail...

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NAVSUP Announces 2013 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines...

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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on February 6, 2014 at 6:19am

I've updated the links with the latest info and tools for completing customs forms online. Get your care packages packed and shipped!!!!

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on October 21, 2013 at 7:19pm
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on October 19, 2013 at 10:48am
Military Postal Service Agency officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays.

Officials Announce Deadlines for Holiday Mail Delivery

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2013 – Military Postal Service Agency officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays.

Officials at MPSA, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, have published a chart at http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/xmas.htm that shows deadlines for various mailing options, broken down by the APO/FPO/DPO numbers of various destinations.

USPS is offering a discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate box at $14.85. The price includes a $2 per box discount for military mail being sent to APO/FPO/DPO destinations worldwide, officials said.

Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes are available free at local post offices, or can be ordered from USPS online. Postage, labels and customs forms also are available online.

Comment by fishdad on March 27, 2013 at 9:13pm

We bought and shipped 6 cases of cookies this year. We've had some really positive feedback from the Troops! 

Comment by Chris Tomlinson on March 14, 2013 at 9:16pm
That is everyone comes out a winner.
Comment by Chris Tomlinson on March 14, 2013 at 9:14pm
I came out of church a few weeks ago and asked a Girl Scout how many cookie boxes of different varieties fit in a single big box. She thought I was kidding, but filled the box. When I asked how much she was delighted, I said that the the people delighted will be some sailors on the USS Tortuga.. This week she asked if I was ready to buy more, and was surprised when I brought her 2 buyers who had liked my idea and were doing the same. Very one comes out a winner.
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on February 1, 2013 at 12:12pm

Hey folks....it's Girl Scout cookie time.....buy a bunch and include in your care packages.....

Comment by fishdad on October 10, 2012 at 8:34am

We've headed up a Military Ministry and have mailed hundreds of boxes over the past 3 years. We've only 'lost' one box and have only had one box 'destroyed' over the years. Not a bad track record. 

Comment by lauren on October 9, 2012 at 11:00pm
Shipping to deployed troops for 4 years I don't know of any packages getting lost
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on October 9, 2012 at 8:48pm

Not too often.....never had any of mine get lost for two deployments.  It can happen, after all, sometimes these packages end up on the other side of the world!

 

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