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Military Holiday Mail Guidelines

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The holidays are here, and military families should start thinking about what to send their loved ones serving away from home or overseas. The Post Office has provided information to assist you in the process of sending mail, including key dates to remember.

Holiday Season 2015: Shipping Deadlines

The 2015 holiday season mailing dates for postal customers have been set. The dates are: 

For mail addressed to/from:APO/FPO/DPO AE zips 090-098 (except 093); AA zips 340; AP zips 962-966
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 17
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 10
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 26
* Standard Post Mail: Nov. 8

* Priority Express Mail Military Service: N/A
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 3
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 26
* Standard Post Mail: Nov. 8

Domestic Mail (any U.S. address that is not an APO/FPO)
* First-Class Mail: Dec. 20
* Priority Mail: Dec. 20
* Priority Express Mail: Dec. 23

International First-Class Packages and Priority Mail headed to Africa, Central and South America: no later than Dec. 2.

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. 9.

For more information, visit the Military Postal Services Agency (MPSA) website.

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