Jason Clare, Minister for Defence Materiel and Member for Blaxland is encouraging local residents to send a care package to our troops who are serving overseas this Christmas.
“A lot of our troops will be spending Christmas overseas away from their families. This is a great way to thank them for the work they are doing for us and remind them of home,” Mr Clare said.
“A great way to show your support is by sending our troops a message or a care package this Christmas.
Members of the public are able to send parcels through Australia Post.
Items weighing up to two kilograms and posted in a ‘BM’ size Australia Post carton can be posted without cost to the sender.
Care package items most appreciated include uniquely Australian treats such as lollies, magazines, books and DVDs.
For postal security reasons, parcels must be posted in person with presentation of photograph identification and can be lodged at any Australia Post outlet.
The postal addresses are active from 7 November until 9 December 2011.
For more information please visit: http://www.defence.gov.au/christmas/mail/index.htm
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