2019 Military Holiday Mail Deadlines

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One constant of being in the military is needing to ship packages, both to and from installations, and within and outside the country. This page will be updated with important mailing dates as well as packaging and mailing tips, so check back often.

Holiday Season 2019: Military Shipping Deadlines

For mail addressed to/from: 

AE ZIPs 090-092

  • Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 18
  • First-Class (letters and cards) and Priority Mail: Dec. 11
  • Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL): Dec. 4
  • Space Available Mail (SAM): Nov. 27
  • Retail Ground Mail: Nov. 6

AE ZIP 093

  • Priority Express Mail Military Service: None
  • First-Class (letters and cards) and Priority Mail: Dec. 9
  • Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL): Dec. 4
  • Space Available Mail (SAM): Nov. 27
  • Retail Ground Mail: Nov. 6

AE ZIP 094-099

  • Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 18
  • First-Class (letters and cards) and Priority Mail: Dec. 11
  • Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL): Dec. 4
  • Space Available Mail (SAM): Nov. 27
  • Retail Ground Mail: Nov. 6

AE ZIP 340

  • Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 18
  • First-Class (letters and cards) and Priority Mail: Dec. 11
  • Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL): Dec. 4
  • Space Available Mail (SAM): Nov. 27
  • Retail Ground Mail: Nov. 6

AP ZIPs 962 - 966

  • Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 18
  • First-Class (letters and cards) and Priority Mail: Dec. 11
  • Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL): Dec. 4
  • Space Available Mail (SAM): Nov. 27
  • Retail Ground Mail: Nov. 6

Domestic Mail (any U.S. address that is not an APO/FPO)

  • Retail Ground: Dec. 14
  • First-Class: Dec. 20
  • Priority Mail: Dec. 21
  • Priority Express: Dec. 23

It is recommended you check with local civilian or military post offices for information regarding size restrictions and customs declaration form requirements. Mailing restrictions apply and some items cannot be mailed. If in doubt, contact your local civilian or military post office. 

As a final note, customers should ensure articles are packaged properly for mailing and packages do not display markings related to any type of hazardous material, such as bleach, alcohol, or cleaning fluids. Parcels found by U.S. Postal Service with such markings or labels on the outside of the box will not be processed. 

For more information see the U.S. post office website.

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