Service members and civilians in Europe, and embassy personnel in Thailand who never got that holiday card or present they were expecting might want to monitor their post offices and be ready to track down their mail if it does not show up by mid-February. Some military priority mail parcels and first class letters destined for Germany, England and other recipients in Europe, as well as the 96546 ZIP code in Thailand, may have been delayed due to the theft of a United States Postal Service-contracted tractor-trailer Jan. 2. The container was subsequently recovered Jan. 5. Customers who believe they may have been affected should allow 45 days for delivery from the date the item was postmarked before filing a claim with the USPS. Claims may be filed by mail, at any post office, by telephone at 1-800-ASK-USPS, or online.
For more on shipping packages overseas, see this Military.com guide.