2009 Military Holiday Mailing Deadlines

Dates and information available after the jump.


Chart and information can be linked here.

Destination Express 1st Class Priority PAL SAM Parcel Post
APO/FPO AE 090-092 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov
APO/FPO AE 093 N/A 04 Dec 04 Dec 01 Dec 20 Nov 13 Nov
APO/FPO AE 094-098 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov
APO/FPO AA 340 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov
APO/FPO AP 962-966 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov

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.

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.

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.

For further answers to your mailing questions please contact (800) ASK-USPS or the Military Postal Agency at 1- 800-810-6098.

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I am an Active Duty Army Wife. I have enjoyed living in the US and overseas. I have volunteered in many realms over the years with various FRGs, Sew Much Comfort and a Wounded Warrior Equine Therapy program. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of the SpouseBUZZ family since 2006.

I homeschool my children and continue to love volunteering when time allows. The Army life is a busy life, but a good life!

  • Thanks!

  • MURRAY

    I AM A MALE AND I THINK THE DEPT. OF NAVY AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINTS CHIEFS OF STAFF HAS GONE NUTS IN PUTTING FEMALE CREW MEMBERS ON SUBS.

  • Thanks a ton for this information! I will have to make a note of it.
    Be blessed

  • Tracie

    Thanks for the mailing info!! Good to have to pass on to the rest of the family.
    And MURRAY…WTF does your comment have to do with the topic?? Oh yeah…NOTHING!! Get a life and go somewhere where people MIGHT want to hear you b***h and moan.

  • Army Wife

    Wondering if any one can help sent my husband a package in Qatar on Sept 29 he still has not received it been 3 weeks now is there anyway to find out if it is sitting at the apo i sent it too