For all those who have family and friends serving overseas, this is a must read!
133° at 1300 hours (1:00 p.m. for us civilians) is precisely why you don’t send chocolate to Iraq and Afghanistan in the summer. It is one of seven tips that by themselves, would not be a very exciting post. However together, they comprise this absolutely thrilling list.
1. Chocolate Season is November to April
2. Getting to know the Customs
The United States Postal Service Customs Form PS 2976-A comes with two pages of instructions (front and back.) Here are my highlights:
a. Most of its obvious, like your name.
b. Military addresses are mostly acronyms and numbers that identify division, unit, etc, and make little sense in English. I fill out the form the exact same way the address looks when I receive it. The areas I left empty don’t apply to me and probably won’t apply to you either. Some areas are for the Post Office to fill…
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