Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 04, 2007 10:11 ET

Write to the Troops, No Packages Please

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2007) - Canadians have indicated a desire to do something for Canadian Forces members deployed on missions around the world. This outpouring of support and generosity is very much appreciated. Canadians should take note, however, that the CF re-supply system cannot handle care packages addressed to "Any CF member" for a variety of reasons, including security and volume.

Each mailed item must be addressed to a specific CF member, including rank and mission. Unfortunately, packages, postcards and letters addressed to "Any CF member" cannot be delivered and will be returned to sender. A list of mailing addresses for CF operations is available on the website.

Friends and family members of deployed military personnel are invited to explore the website to learn about their program of postage-free mailings to deployed military members. This seasonal offer is not available to the general public.

One way in which Canadians can express their support is by e-mail messages on the forces web site The "Write to the troops" message board is one of the preferred methods to show support.

For a variety of other ways to show support to the troops, visit the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency's website at

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