Operation Air Force Cadets care for Christmas.
Cadet Branch- Air Force has endorsed the AAFC’s participation in sending Care Packages to the ADF members in the Middle East. The National Co Ordination Welfare Centre (NWCC) have also advised me that the AAFC can get involved in sending care packages to deployed troops in the MEAO ( Middle East Area of Operations) as long as we abide by the following requirements.
We can send packages via Australia Post at no cost and the period has been promulgated from the 22nd October to 7th December 2012. The packages must be secured and packaged properly and must be less than 2 kilograms in weight.
The preferred items requested by the ADF members are as follows: lollies, beanies, gloves, hand cream, chap sticks, lip balm, crosswords, puzzle books, old newspapers/magazines ( news from home/ any date), sports magazines, Women’s Day, gardening, Street Machine, however NO pornography, alcohol, cordial, cloth towels or any fragile items.
Christmas puddings, and Tim Tams are a real treat, however please make sure these are sealed by alfoil, and bubble wrap due to the hot steamy conditions, and wrap them in brown paper.
Please address your care package to: Australian Defence Member, AFPO 60, Australian Defence Force, NSW. 2890, and take your care package to your nearest Australia Post Office for free dispatch to the deployed ADF members. A signed Customs Declaration can be acquired at the Post Office for placement on your care package.
Media Release: If you require Media support, please contact your Wing Public Affairs, Communications, and International Activities Officer (PACIO) who will assist you in drafting a Media Release for the approval process which involves your OC, and AFLO. Your Regional Manager Public Affairs RMPA will dessiminate your local Media Release to all media agencies within your area.
For further details: Defence Intranet (http://www.defence.gov.au) in a sub folder under “community “ folder which is located on the main page.