Do you have a loved one who is serving overseas? Want to make sure that they get their holiday packages before the 'big day?' The USPS has released their suggested mailing by dates to help ensure that your loved ones get their holiday care packages from you.

 

Military Mail Addressed 
To and From

Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS)1

First-Class Mail
Letters
and
Cards

Priority Mail

Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)2

Space Available
Mail (SAM)3

USPS Retail Ground

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092

Dec 16

Dec 09

Dec 09

Dec 02

Nov 25

Nov 07

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP   093

N/A

Dec 02

Dec 02

Dec 02

Nov 25

Nov 07

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-098

Dec 16

Dec 09

Dec 09

Dec 02

Nov 25

Nov 07

APO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP   340

Dec 16

Dec 09

Dec 09

Dec 02

Nov 25

Nov 07

APO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966

Dec 16

Dec 09

Dec 09

Dec 02

Nov 25

Nov 07

 

If you mail packages to your service member often you might look into getting a free mailing pack from the USPS.They call it the Military Care Kit and it contains the following:

  • Two Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Boxes
  • Two Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes
  • Priority Mail tape
  • Priority Mail address labels
  • Appropriate customs forms

To order the above kit you can call 800-610-8734. For more info on how to prepare your package for shipping, what to include inside and outside, along with what cannot be mailed overseas, click here.