Marine families get help shipping holiday packages

CAMP PENDLETON — Military families on Camp Pendleton will get a hand mailing off those holiday packages on time. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28, DYMO Endicia, a U.S. Postal Service-sanctioned electronic postage provider, will be hosting a pop-up shipping station on base for personnel and families and cover the cost of 1,000 holiday packages to loved ones stationed and serving overseas.DYMO Endicia will pay for the 1,000 USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Boxes that will be sent directly to overseas Army Post Offices (APO), Fleet Post Offices (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Offices (DPO). One box will be provided to each DoD personnel and family on a first-come, first-served basis. Boxes must be filled and addressed at the DYMO Endicia shipping station to be eligible for free shipping.For general military shipments, the USPS offers this service at domestic rates, without additional fees or surcharges.
The last day for anyone in the United States to ship military packages Priority Mail for delivery by Christmas Day is Dec. 3 for APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093 and Dec. 10 for all other ZIP codes. Visit USPS.com for specific military mail deadlines by ZIP code and mail class.

DYMO Endicia team members, USPS and Marine Corps postal clerks will be on hand to help Camp Pendleton Department of Defense personnel and families pack and ship cards, gifts and mementos to loved ones.

The U.S. has military personnel deployed in roughly 150 countries this holiday season, including those troops courageously serving in combat zones, along with thousands of military members stationed overseas in non-combat deployments. Camp Pendleton is home to approximately 70,000 military and civilian personnel, including Marines, Sailors and their families.

 

 

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