Holiday Shipping Deadlines to Military Personnel 2017


The holidays are right around the corner, and military families should start thinking about what to send their loved ones serving away from home or overseas.

Make sure you fill out the address correctly to ensure that packages get to the right place on time. The following is an example from the USPS:

PFC JOHN DOE
123RD ENG 2ND PLT – B CO
APO AE 09398-9998

The USPS has provided information to assist you in the process of sending mail, including key dates to remember.

Holiday Season 2017 Shipping Deadlines:

APO/FPO/DPO AE zips 090-092
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 11
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 27
* USPS Retail Ground Service: Nov. 6

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: None
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 4
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 27
* USPS Retail Ground Service: Nov. 6

APO/FPO/DPO AE Zip 094-098
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 11
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 27
* USPS Retail Ground Service: Nov. 6

APO/FPO/DPO AE Zip 340
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 11
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 27
* USPS Retail Ground Service: Nov. 6

APO/FPO/DPO AE Zip 962-966
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 11
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 27
* USPS Retail Ground Service: Nov. 6

International First-Class Packages and Priority Mail headed to Africa, Central and South America: no later than Nov. 30.

International First-Class Packages and Priority Mail headed to to Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Canada;, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East: no later than Dec. 7.


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