By David Rupert
Special to The SUN
If you have a military member overseas, when should you mail their Christmas gifts?
Space-available Surface, Nov. 25; Parcel Airlift Mail, Dec. 3; Priority Mail, Dec. 10; Priority Mail Express, Dec.17.
The U.S. Postal Service will send you a free Military Care Kit for packages.
The Military Care Kit is based on the items most frequently requested by military families. The kit contains:
• Two Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO flat-rate boxes.
• Two Priority Mail medium flat-rate boxes.
• Priority Mail tape.
• Priority Mail address labels.
• Appropriate customs forms.
To order the kit, call (800) 610-8734. Guidelines for packing, addressing and shipping items to U.S. troops can be found at usps.com/ship/apo-fpo-dpo.htm. To order flat-rate boxes featuring the “America Supports You” logo, go to store.usps.com.
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