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An FYI for those of you who want to ensure Holiday cards and packages get to your serviceman or woman in time:

2010 Holiday Shipping Dates for APOs/FPOs/DPOs 

The holiday season is right around the corner and we want to remind friends and families to mail early to ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages by December 25 to APO/FPO/DPO destination addresses.

As a reminder, all mail addressed to overseas military/diplomatic Post Offices is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation and handling.

Restrictions by individual APO/FPO/DPO ZIP Code can be found in each Postal Bulletin in the Pull-Out Information section. Go to pe.usps.com and click Postal Bulletins in the blue navigation bar.

 

Mail Addressed To

Express Mail Military Service (EMMS) 1

First-Class Mail® Letters and Cards

Priority Mail®

Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) 2

Space Available Mail (SAM) 3

Parcel Post®

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092

Dec-18

Dec-10

Dec-10

Dec-3

Nov-26

Nov-12

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093

N/A

Dec-4

Dec-4

Dec-1

Nov-20

Nov-12

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-098

Dec-18

Dec-10

Dec-10

Dec-3

Nov-26

Nov-12

APO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP 340

Dec-18

Dec-10

Dec-10

Dec-3

Nov-26

Nov-12

APO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966

Dec-18

Dec-10

Dec-10

Dec-3

Nov-26

Nov-12

1 EMMS is available to selected military and diplomatic Post Offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.

 2 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 and 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

3 SAM parcels are paid at Parcel Post prices 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.

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