USPS offers timely tips for sending holiday mail to eployed members of the military

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Published Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ensuring those serving in the nation's armed forces and diplomatic service receive their holiday mail in time is a priority for the Postal Service. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Deadlines for Christmas delivery to U.S. Military and APO/FPO depend on the destination. For most destinations, the following cutoff dates apply:

 

Priority Packages  and First-Class Cards and Letters: Dec 9

Priority Express Mail: Dec 16

 

  • The Postal Service offers a $2 discount on its largest Flat Rate Priority Box when sent to an APO/FPO/DPO address.

 

  • USPS offers a free Military Kit consisting of:
  • Two Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Boxes
  • Two Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes
  • Priority Mail tape
  • Priority Mail address labels

To order the kit, call 800-610-8734.

 

Always check with www.usps.com, which will provide packaging tips, prohibited items and other custom's requirements.