Starting today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will no longer allow lithium batteries or any products containing lithium batteries to be shipped to APO, FPO or DPO addresses.
The new rule applies regardless of the size, quantity or watt hours of the lithium battery. This means the shipping of all electronics containing a lithium battery, regardless of whether the battery is actually connected to the item, is prohibited.
This regulation will make it much more difficult for service members to receive electronics through the mail when stationed in overseas locations.
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Military members are preparing for large-scale troop cuts in the near future. Defense Department officials are planning to reduce the Army by 80,000 soldiers, from 570,000 to 490,000, by the end of 2017 to meet new budget restrictions.
While many older soldiers are concerned about being forced into early retirement, some younger soldiers are concerned over what cuts might occur between now and their own retirement.
Here is a breakdown of what to expect: See More