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2009 Military Holiday Mailing Deadlines

Dates and information available after the jump.

Chart and information can be linked here.

Destination Express1st ClassPriorityPALSAMParcel Post
APO/FPO AE 090-09218 Dec11 Dec11 Dec04 Dec27 Nov13 Nov
APO/FPO AE 093N/A04 Dec04 Dec01 Dec20 Nov13 Nov
APO/FPO AE 094-098 18 Dec11 Dec11 Dec04 Dec27 Nov13 Nov
APO/FPO AA 340 18 Dec11 Dec11 Dec04 Dec27 Nov13 Nov
APO/FPO AP 962-966 18 Dec11 Dec11 Dec04 Dec27 Nov13 Nov

EMMS: Express Mail Military Service is available to selected military post offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to your APO/FPO of address.

PAL: PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Parcel Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface rate of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

SAM: SAM parcels are paid at Parcel Post postage rate of postage with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.

For further answers to your mailing questions please contact (800) ASK-USPS or the Military Postal Agency at 1- 800-810-6098.

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