Since Priority Mail® supplies are the packaging of choice for families preparing care packages for service members overseas, the USPS® has created a "Mili-kit" based on the items most frequently requested by the military.

The kit contains:



each of flat rate boxes O-FRB1 and O-FRB2

Two (2) each of Cube boxes OBOX4 and OBOX7

Address labels - Label # 228 10 each

One roll of Priority Mail tape

15 customs forms with envelopes.

The kit may be requested by calling 1-800-610-8734 (Packing Supply) and:

Choose your language (1 is English, 2 is Spanish).
Choose option 1 (it states it is for Express Mail®, Priority Mail or Global Express Guaranteed® products).
When you reach a live agent, request CAREKIT04.
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Note: These are free supplies, postage must be affixed



Care Package Ideas


OperationMilitaryPride,com_content/task,section/id,8/Itemid,55/ (Take a look to the left of the page for a series of care pacakge ideas..) 




Treats to Send:



  • Letters

  • Pictures

  • DVDs (Mini videos of yourself, family ~non-obscene of course~ are a great treat!)

  • Drawings from the kids

  • Music, CDs

  • Cocao

  • Cider mix

  • Crystal Light Singles

  • Gatorade  or Kool-aid singles

  • Mugs

  • Screw Cap hot thermos/mugs with a latch- so they can hook them to their belts for climbing ladderwells

  • Microwavable foods: Mac and Cheese, Soups, etc.

  • Candy: Mints, Lifesavers, etc.

  • Chocolates, if they won't be in a melting situation

  • trail mix, nuts, granola

  • granola bars,

  • cookies, brownies, cakes in a jar. They make cookie dipers that are sealed and easy to send as well.

  • popcorn, chips, pretzels

  • Slim Jims, Vienna Weenies, Spam, Tuna in a fresh pouch

  • Pop Top canned goods- single serves like fruit coctail, etc.

  • Hair brushes, combs 

  • Room deodorizers/air fresheners (Stick-ups are GREAT)

  • Nail files & nail clippers (nail polish for the girls)

  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, & floss, deodorant

  • Water Proof Bandaids and neosprin, or the pre-medicated bandaids

  • Razor refills and shaving creams

  • Magazines, Books, word game books

  • Playing Cards, board games, silly putty, fun games and toys

  • Blank cards, stationery & pens with stamps

  • Baby wipes (Even our sailors have showers that go down.. this will help!)

  • Phone Cards

  • Twin size sheet sets and pillows, you can add iron ons to them- photos and so on.

  • Patchwork quilts, where the patches have been decorated by the kids, or have iron on transfers of photos, messages, etc.

  •  (Awesome, I bought one, they are worth the $)

Work Related Items

  • Maglights and mini flashlights with multi colored lenses for blackouts and so on.

  • Gerber multitools

  • Gerber or Benchmade Knives

  • Hand held sewing machines for making repairs to uniforms

  • Sewing kits with the threads they need for their uniforms

Keep in mind not to send aresols if possible, and don't send anything obscene. And note that whetever you send is subject to inspection, so be sure to send only thing sthat you would want others to see or know about.