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2007 Military Mail Christmas Mailing Dates

Suggested Mailing Dates for Military Mail Going Overseas

Indianapolis, IN — To ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages by December 25 to military APO/FPO addresses overseas, we suggest mailing by the recommended dates shown below. 

All mail addressed to military post offices overseas is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation, and handling. APO/FPO addresses generally require Customs Forms. To see a table of active APO and FPO addresses and mailing restrictions by individual APO/FPO ZIP Codes, go to pe.usps.com and click “Postal Bulletins.” Go to the current issue and see the heading “Overseas Military Mail.”

Military Mail Addressed To

Express Mail® Military Service (EMMS)1/

First-Class Mail® Letters/Cards

Priority Mail®

Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) 2/

Space Available Mail (SAM) 3/

Parcel Post®

APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090-092

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 27

Nov 13

APO/FPO AE ZIP 093

N/A

Dec 4

Dec 4

Dec 1

Nov 27

Nov 13

APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 27

Nov 13

APO/FPO AA ZIPs 340

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 27

Nov 13

APO/FPO AP ZIPs 962-966

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 27

Nov 13

1/ EMMS – Express Mail Military Service is available to selected military post offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to your APO/FPO of address.

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

3/ SAM – SAM parcels are paid at Parcel Post postage rate of postage 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.