U.S. Postal Service Recommended Mailing Dates 2014

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The United States Postal Service recently released some very important dates you’ll want to note if you have a service member deployed.  To ensure timely delivery of any cards or care packages, please review the chart below.  
According the the USPS press release, “Helping to get packages on their way, the Postal Service offers a $2 per box postage discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate box at $15.45, for mail being sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office and Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide. 
Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes are available at no cost at either local Post Offices, or ordered online at shop.usps.com. Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online anytime using Click-N-Ship at https://cns.usps.com/go.”
The press release also included:
“Use the Military Care Kit to Send Presents and/or Care Packages
With Priority Mail supplies as the packaging of choice for families preparing care packages for service members overseas, the Postal Service created a free “Military Care Kit” based on the items most frequently requested by military families.
The kit contains:
§  Two Priority Mail APO/FPO 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-guidelines.htm]usps.com/ship/apo-fpo-guidelines.htm.”

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