If you have a friend or family member in the service, here are some suggested mailing deadlines for packages and letters. Some deadlines have passed and others are approaching rapidly.
The US Postal Service says, "To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, cards and packages to military APO/FPO/DPO address oversees should be sent no later than the mailing dates listed below.
|Military Mail Addressed To||Express Mail Military Service (EMM)||First-Class Mail Letters/Cards||Priority Mail||Parcel Airlift Mail |
|Space Available Mail |
|APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090-092||Dec. 17||Dec.10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 13|
|APO/FPO AE ZIP 093||N/A||Dec. 3||Dec. 3||Nov. 30||Nov. 26||Nov. 13|
|APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098||Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 13|
|APO/FPO AA ZIP 340||Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 13|
|APO/FPO AP ZIPs 962-966||Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 13|