Holiday mail to gulf due by Monday

November 23, 1990|By Dallas Morning News

Postal authorities say packages mailed to military personnel in the Middle East should have been mailed by Nov. 16 to arrive by Dec. 25. Holiday cards and letters should arrive on time if they are mailed by Nov. 26.

On packages for a particular service member, be sure to include complete name and APO or FPO number, which acts like a ZIP code. To speed delivery, send first-class.

To reach an unspecified service member, use one of the addresses below. To speed delivery, send first-class.

For Army, Air Force and Marine personnel on the ground in Saudi Arabia:

Any Service Member

Operation Desert Shield

APO New York 09848-0006

For Navy and Marine personnel on ships:

Any Service Member

Operation Desert Shield

FPO New York 09866-0006

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Recommended gifts: Board games, paperback books, footballs and other sports equipment, sunscreen, sunglasses, visors and hats.

Banned by Saudi customs: Alcohol, pornography, sexual materials, weapons or explosives, pork and pork byproducts, Communist literature and non-Islamic religious items (a single Bible is acceptable).

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Packages cannot weigh more than 70 pounds or exceed 108 inches in length and girth combined. Customs forms, available at the post office, must be attached.

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