Postal Service sets holiday mail deadlines

| October 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
Sgt. John Patton (left), mail clerk, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, and Sgt. 1st Class Keith Johnson, noncommissioned officer in charge, communications help desk, 25th ID, stack mail into a bag to be loaded onto a van at the Joint Military Mail Terminal near Sather Air Base, Iraq, recently. (Spc. Breeanna J. Dubuke | 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. John Patton (left), mail clerk, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, and Sgt. 1st Class Keith Johnson, noncommissioned officer in charge, communications help desk, 25th ID, stack mail into a bag to be loaded onto a van at the Joint Military Mail Terminal near Sather Air Base, Iraq, recently. (Spc. Breeanna J. Dubuke | 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Mark Edwards
Human Resources Command Public Affairs 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The U.S. Postal Service and the Military Postal Service Agency have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to overseas military and state department post offices by Dec. 25.

Deadlines to ensure arrival by Dec. 25 are Nov. 12 for parcel post mail; Nov. 26 for space-available mail; Dec. 3 for parcel airlift mail; Dec. 10 for priority mail and first-class mail, letters and cards; and Dec. 17 for Express Mail Military Service.

The Military Postal Service Agency encourages customers to mail packages before the dates for the specific mail category to avoid unplanned transportation delays. Not all military or state department post offices are eligible for Express Mail Military Service; therefore, customers should plan accordingly.

“Express Mail Military Service is not available for holiday packages and mail going to Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Faye Slater, deputy director, Military Postal Service Agency.

The Military Postal Service provides mail service around the world to Department of Defense and most Department of State locations. Mail is moved on commercial and military aircraft and commercial sealift vessels to nearly 2,000 military post offices located in more than 85 countries.

 

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