Parcel Service

Morale Mail

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SENDING MORALE MAIL THROUGH BASE MAIL

Edmonton Garrison Military family members can send “care packages” to loved ones overseas. 

The free mail service should not be used if the member is due to return to Canada within four weeks of mailing date. Items cannot be traced using this service and delivery times are varied and not guaranteed.

No Charitable donations and/or humanitarian aid is permitted to be sent through this service (in accordance with policy issued by the VCDS).

More instructions for mailing overseas and all other Canadian Overseas shipping addresses can be found at: 
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/write-to-the-troops/mailing-instructions.page
 

Drop Off Location

Families may drop off their morale mail to the Base Post Office.
Location: 3 CDSG (also known as building 181) on Churchill Ave. See map.
Hours:  Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
 

Canadian Forces Morale Mail guidelines from Canada to theatre

The Morale Mail service provides families and friends within Canada a cost-free alternative to using Canada Post to send care packages to those serving at a CAF deployed operation.  A Canada Post International Air/Surface Shipping Label must be completed and attached to the respective parcel, and a detail list of contents must be inscribed in the bottom left-hand corner of the parcel to include quantity, description, weight (if known), and value. Parcels without the proper customs documentation /labels will take additional time to be processed and may be refused.
 

Eligibility

Families and friends within Canada may send letters and parcels to Canadian Forces members, DND employees, CAFPSA personnel, and CAF Contractors. 
 

Delivery time frame

Because Morale Mail is often sent only once weekly from locations across Canada, it may take up to 28 days or longer from the time of mailing to delivery to the addressee in Theatre.
 

Size requirements

The following are specific guidelines for this service (Note: Oversize and overweight parcels will not be accepted):
Weight: Maximum 20 Kg (Approx 44 lb)
Size: Two conditions must be met regarding size: maximum length is one meter (Approx 39"); the maximum length plus girth is two meters (Approx 79")
 

Addresses for overseas operations


OP REASSURANCE - Land Component
RANK/INITIALS/NAME
UNIT/SECTION
(LAND COMPONENT)
OP REASSURANCE
PO BOX 5208 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6

OP REASSURANCE - Latvia
RANK, INITIALS, NAME
SECTION/UNIT
OP REASSURANCE (eFP LATVIA)
PO BOX 5004 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6

OP UNIFIER (Ukraine)
RANK / INITIALS / NAME
UNIT/SECTION
OP UNIFIER (Ukraine)
PO BOX 5214 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6

To meet Ukraine Customs requirements for Op UNIFIER, the inscribed list will be replaced by the Operation specific ‘Care Package Load List’ for each parcel which must be attached to the bottom left corner of the respective parcel in a clear sealed shipping envelope. 

OP IMPACT - Baghdad, Iraq
RANK, INITIALS, NAME
UNIT/SECTION
OP IMPACT (BAGHDAD)
PO BOX 5304 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON  K8N 5W6

OP IMPACT - Erbil
RANK, FIRST NAME, LAST NAME
OP IMPACT (ERBIL)
PO BOX 5113 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6

OP IMPACT - Kuwait
RANK, INITIALS, NAME 
UNIT/SECTION
OP IMPACT (KUWAIT)
PO BOX 5006 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON  K8N 5W6

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT (OS) DETACHMENT - Kuwait
RANK/INITIALS/NAME 
OS Det Kuwait 
PO BOX 5006 STN FORCES 
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6

CANADIAN SHIPS 
RANK/INITIALS/NAME 
MESS #/SECTION 
NAME OF THE SHIP 
PO BOX 17000 STN FORCES 
VICTORIA BC  V9A 7N2

RANK/INITIALS/NAME 
MESS #/SECTION 
NAME OF THE SHIP 
PO BOX 99000 STN FORCES 
HALIFAX NS  B3K 5X5