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Don't Miss These Post Office Deadlines for Your Holiday Mail

Don't Miss These Post Office Deadlines for Your Holiday Mail
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Navy

By MOAA Staff

The U.S. Postal Service released its annual holiday mailing deadlines this month, with some key dates coming up for those looking to send packages to servicemembers stationed overseas.

Here's a list of key shipping dates for expected (though not guaranteed) Dec. 25 delivery. Get more holiday mailing details and updates here.

Nov. 6: USPS Retail Ground service for Air/Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) service, all ZIP codes.

Dec. 9: Priority Mail and first-class mail service to APO/FPO/DPOs with ZIP code 093 only.

Dec. 11: Priority Mail and first-class mail service to APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP codes).

Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground service

Dec. 18: Priority Mail Express to APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093). First-class mail service from Alaska to contiguous U.S.

Dec. 19: Priority mail service from Alaska to contiguous U.S. Priority mail and first-class mail service from Hawaii to contiguous U.S.

Dec. 20: First-class mail (including greeting cards) and first-class packages up to 15.99 ounces.

Dec. 21: Priority Mail service (including Alaska/Hawaii to contiguous U.S.).

Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express service.

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