Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 05, 2007 10:00 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Write to the Troops, No Packages Please

The following corrects and replaces the release sent out on Dec 4 at 10:11AM.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 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.

Postcards and letters addressed to "Any CF member" are acceptable but, unfortunately, parcels cannot be delivered and will be returned to sender. A list of mailing addresses as well as detailed postal information for CF operations is available on the www.forces.gc.ca website.

Family and friends of deployed military personnel are invited to explore the www.canadapost.ca website to learn about their program of postage-free mailings to deployed military members.

One way in which Canadians can express their support is by e-mail messages on the forces web site www.forces.gc.ca. 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 www.cfpsa.com/supportourtroops

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