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Holiday postal schedule: Get gifts on time

Posted 11/2/2011   Updated 11/2/2011 Email story   Print story

    

11/2/2011 - Staff Sgt. Robert Fernandez, 52nd Communications Squadron postal service clerk, writes a box number on a package sent to the post office here Oct. 31. With high postal traffic expected during the holidays, the Military Postal Service Agency has issued a list of cut-off dates to get packages sent out on time. Packages being sent to the U.S. from an overseas address must be sent by the following dates to arrive in time for the holiday: space available mail Nov. 25; parcel airlift mail Dec. 2; priority mail Dec. 9; first-class letters and cards Dec. 9; and express mail Dec. 16. Packages being sent from the states to any APO, FPO and DPO address must be sent by the following dates to arrive in time for the holiday: space available mail Nov. 26; parcel post Nov. 12; priority airlift mail Dec. 1 for contingency locations and Dec. 3 for all others; first-class and priority mailing Dec. 3 for contingency locations and Dec. 10 for all others; express mailing Dec. 17. Mail being sent to APO/FPO and DPO addresses must include the receiving persons full name, unit, PSC and box numbers, APO/ FPO or DPO location and zip code. Packages sent to overseas military addresses will not be received if the base and country is listed on the parcel. For more information, visit http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/xmas.htm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Natasha Stannard)



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