Halloween is barely past, but the deadline for sending holiday packages to troops stationed overseas is just around the corner, and the U.S. Postal Service is encouraging early deadlines to ensure packages reach their destination in time for the holidays.
The U.S. Postal Service has also introduced a Military Care Kit, or “Mili-kit” – each containing three flat rate boxes, two cube boxes, nine address labels, and 16 customs forms – to make it easier for military families and friends to send care packages to their loved ones stationed overseas. Since the inception of the Military Care Kit, the U.S. Postal Service has shipped more than 150,000 kits. This kit may be ordered by calling the USPS Expedited Package Supply Center at 1-800-610-8734. There is no charge for the kit.