Related Spouse Articles

Most Popular Spouse Articles

Military Life 101

  • job fair
    Military Spouse Employment 101
    Military.com
    While the military will always throw a monkey wrench in any best-laid plans, your career doesn't have to be one of them.
  • (Photo: U.S. Department of Education)
    Military Spouse Education Help 101
    Military.com
    Good news for you: Being a military spouse can actually make some parts of going back to school easier.
  • (Photo: U.S. Navy)
    Military Life 101
    Military.com
    Military life has a lot of nuts and bolts. You know, the little things that make up just an ordinary day.
  • stack of one dollar bills
    Military Spouse and Family Benefits 101
    Military.com
    Don't know exactly how to get your military spouse and family benefits or want to know more about what they are? Read on.
  • Movers at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, load up a truck with household goods. Jose Ramirez/Air Force
    Military Spouse and Family Moves 101
    Military.com
    Whether you're an old pro or new to the military moving game, there's stuff to learn about PCSing. Here's our easy PCS 101 guide.
  • (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Sullivan Laramie)
    Military Family Deployment 101
    Military.com
    Preparing for deployment can seem like an uphill battle. But we've been there. Here's what you need to know.
  • Military family
    Military Family Life 101
    Military.com
    Military life is not easy, but we've got your back. From marriage to kids and parenting, we have the resources you need.

Military Holiday Mail Guidelines

military mail

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

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093
* 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.

Related Topics

Family and Spouse Deployment Deals and Discounts

Military News App by Military.com

Download the new Military.com News App for Android on Google Play or for Apple devices on iTunes!

© 2016 Military Advantage