Do Not Forget About Holiday Mailing Deadlines To Troops

by Hank

Because it takes so long for our troops to receive mail overseas and in the combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, you should keep in mind the U.S. Postal Service’s recommended mailing deadlines.  Shipping your packages and letters by the dates below will help to ensure that the military member will get their mail in time for Christmas.

Holiday Mail Deadlines


To Combat Zones

(Zip Codes 093XX)

All Other APO & FPO Addresses

Express Mail


December 18th

First Class Mail

December 4th

December 11th

Priority Mail

December 4th

December 11th

Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)

December 1st

December 4th

Space Available Mail (SAM)

November 20th

November 27th

Parcel Post

November 13th

November 13th

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