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March 24, 2003

Albany - The government halt on unsolicited mail to troops overseas has created confusion about what exactly can be sent to our military men and woman.

On Saturday, several Moultrie girl scout troops made 29 care packages to send to soldiers and Marines from Colquitt County. But before the scouts could send the packages, the Department of Defense asked Americans to stop sending care packages to troops.

They government says such programs are usually set up by well-meaning groups, but they can provide an avenue for dangerous materials and substances to enter the military mail system.

But, the girl scout packages will make their way to the Middle East because they are address to a specific person. You just can't send care packages to 'Any Soldier.'

Posted at 5:30PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com