**SHIPPING as of September 2016:

Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Box 12″ x 12″ x 5-1/2″

A quick, easy, and convenient way for you to ship USPS Priority Mail packages to military personnel serving overseas. The Priority Mail® APO/FPO Flat Rate Box features predetermined rates regardless of weight (domestic shipping) or destination, similar to our other Flat Rate products.

Inside Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ x 5-1/2″
Outside Dimensions: 12-1/4″ x 12-1/4″ x 6″

Additional Info:

  • Ship any weight for only $15.90 with the “American Supports You” box. When used to send to APO/FPO addresses; $2.00 less than regular domestic pricing
  • “America Supports You” logo boxes supplied free of charge
  • Can be used for Domestic Priority Mail and International Priority Mail
  • Postal rates are subject to change
  • Call 1-800-610-8734 for orders exceeding the maximum allowable order size

FedEx or UPS is not used for delivery of military mail. You can only use the USPS to mail military mail.

For more information, please visit https://www.usps.com/ship/apo-fpo-dpo.htm or call 1.800.222.1811 or http://www.usps.com

  • The Department of Defense does not accept mail addressed to “any service member.”
  • All packages sent to military addresses must have a custom form (available at your Post Office).
  • Depending on their location, Service Members do not pay postage on their mailings, so please do not send postage stamps.  Cushion your packages with plenty of crumbled newspaper.  Do not use foam peanut packing material.  If you use popped popcorn to secure the contents of your package, place the popcorn in zip lock type plastic bags so that the corn does not spill out when the box is opened.  Use plenty of shipping tape to secure the package. Put ALL food and any liquid (shampoo, conditioner, etc.) in zip lock plastic bags in case the containers burst in transit. Our Soldiers say, “When preparing packages, assume it will be handled by a herd of elephants!”
  • Mail Restrictions: Each country has custom regulations that apply to all incoming mail.  These may include prohibitions on certain kinds of food or entertainment products.  Military ZIP Code restrictions may change as military units move to different locations.  You will find all restrictions for overseas military ZIP Codes in U.S. Postal Service bulletins: http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/bulletin/pb.htm.
  • BE SURE TO READ THE RESTRICTIONS in the bulletin from the post office.  Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith cannot be sent to military instillation’s located in Muslim countries. Religious items for the personal use of the addressee are permissible.  Pork or pork by-products cannot be sent to Muslim countries

 

 

AdoptaPlatoon’s Suggested Snack Food & Miscellaneous Items as of September 2015

 

All food items must be appropriately sealed / and prepackaged


Food & Snacks

Pop Top Can Food (fruit, soup, pasta)

Chicken or Tuna pouches

Peanut butter / Jelly

Beef Jerky / beef sticks, summer sausage

Cheese spreads / small Velveeta cheese blocks

Dry Cereal / powdered milk

Chex Mix

CANS OF ASSORTED CHIPS

Single serve Assorted salted nuts in Cans,dried nuts, peanuts in shell, Trail Mixes

Cookies –Single Serve

Crackers for snacking

Energy, Cereal, High Protein, or Granola Bars

Hard Shelled Gum like Chicklets,, Hard Candy wrapped (no chocolate in summer)

Little Debbie snack cakes or similar – (they melt during hot weather May – August)

Instant Oatmeal – Assorted Flavors

Ramen Noodles/Cup O Soup/Cup Of Noodles

Microwave popcorn

Microwave Mac & Cheese

 

Condiments

(Pack inside plastic container)

(individual servings)

Catsup

Hot sauce

Mayo

Mustard

Relish

Salad dressings

Salsa (don’t forget the taco chips)

Salt/pepper, sugar packets

Spices (Cajun, garlic salt, season salt)

Low Calorie sweeteners

 

Hot Drinks

(if they have a coffee-maker – be sure it’s unflavored ground coffee)

Ground Coffee

K-Cups (if they have the machine)

Tea / Hot Chocolate

Instant Cappuccino

Coffee creamer

Instant coffee

Coffee Bags

Tea bags

 

Powdered Drink Mix Singles

Crystal Light

Gatorade

Kool-Aid

Propel, etc.

 

 

Toiletries (travel sized)

OTC Medicine (Advil, Tylenol, Cold/Cough drops, Sinus Meds, Antacids, Eye Drops, etc.)

Antibiotic Cream

Anti-Bacterial Wipes

Baby Oil, Baby Powder

Baby/Bath Wipes

Body Wash / soap

Chap Stick

Dental Floss

Deodorant

Foot Inserts for boots

Foot/Boot Powder

Lotion

Shampoo, conditioner

Tooth Care (brush, floss, paste, mouthwash)

Nail Care (clippers, files)

Soft toilet paper

 

 

TOILETRIES SHOULD BE TRAVEL SIZES ONLY UNLESS YOUR SOLDIER REQUESTS LARGER SIZES.  THEY DO NOT HAVE VERY MUCH STORAGE.

 

Miscellaneous Items

Bath/hand/wash towels (dark colors)

Pllows

Inexpensive Twin sheets

 

TRAVEL SIZES REQUESTED UNLESS HE TELLS YOU DIFFERENTLY.

 

Men:  Disposable Razors, Shaving Cream in a tube, after-shave lotion (no fragrance, if possible)

 

Women: Panty Liners, feminine hygiene products, conditioner, brush/comb hair clips/bands, non-aerosol hair spray, hair gel, Covered Hair Elastics (black, brown, blonde are required to keep hair pulled back)

 

 

White and black socks for both male and female. AND BROWN WORK GLOVES

 

Suggested Fun Time Materials

Sports Balls (any kind)

Batteries: AA – AAA – – 9 volt

Board Games

Playing Cards

CD Player with CDs / send batteries

Dart Board with darts

DVDs or Recorded TV Shows

Electronic/Battery Hand held games (include batteries)

Frisbee

Greeting Cards they can send back home

Water Guns – (a huge success during summer)

(variety)

Mag flashlight bulbs,

Mailing Envelopes (no stamps) /

Pens with Stationary

Magazines (all kinds – no porn!)

Mini Hand-held Fan or Water Misty fan

Packaged Poker Sets

Assorted Puzzle Books

Small flash light for reading at night

Water guns

Yo-Yo’s

Zip Lock Bags & Plastic lock containers for sealing leftovers and personal items