Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Supporting our troops

The Hilltop Times (Hill AFB, UT) reports the Postal Service has made it easier for families and loved ones to stay in touch with U.S. troops stationed overseas.

USPS offers free “care kits” that include five small boxes, five large boxes, five Tyvek envelopes and a roll of tape — all labeled for Priority Mail — as well as Customs forms and envelopes. The article noted that those shipping must still pay postage.

The kits can be ordered by calling 1-800-610-8734.

According to the paper, "When calling the 800 number to order the packaging, select option one — “Express Mail, Priority Mail or Global Express Guaranteed products — and ask a customer service agent for CAREKIT04 or military kit. You will be asked to leave your name, address, and phone number and the kit should arrive in seven to 10 days."

To read the entire article, click here.

For more tips on packing, addressing and shipping items to U.S. troops, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM