October 11, 2010 by USA Post
Usps Holidays, U.S. Postal Service reminds people with family members serving overseas that is not too early to start thinking about holiday cards, letters and packages, as the first deadline for the 2010 season Vacation is just around the corner.
“The U.S. Postal Service is encouraging the use of these early deadlines to ensure that packages arrive in time for the holidays,” USPS spokesman Kim Yates said in a statement released Tuesday.
USPS place all Air / Army Post Office (APO) and Fleet Post Office (FPO) zip-coded mail on special charter flights, commercial airlines and military aircraft to join the armed service personnel as quickly as possible.
All military mail, regardless of destination, is sent by domestic mail rate. International fares do not apply to military mail delivery.
• November 12: parcel post to APO Zips / FPO AE 090-092, 093, 094-098, 340, 962-966.
• Nov. 20: Space Available Mail for Zip 093.
• Nov. 26: Space Available Mail for Zips 090-092, 094-098, 340, and 962-966.
• December 1: Air Mail Parcel for Zip 093.
• Dec. 3: Mail air transportation for parcels Zips 090-092, 094-098, 340, 962-966.
• Dec. 4: Priority Mail / First-Class Mail letters and cards for Zip 093.
• Dec. 10: Priority Mail / First-Class Mail letters and cards for Zips 090-092, 094-098, 340, 962-966.
• December 18: Express Mail Military Service 090-092, 094-098, 340, and 962-966.
USPS Priority Mail ship large flat rate boxes 12”x 12”x-to-5.5”and 12.50 shipped to APO / FPO, a savings of $ 2.
USPS also offers popular military care kits, which helps people keep mailing supplies free hand. Each kit contains six Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes (two large and four medium-sized enterprises), six customs forms and envelopes; six address labels priority, and a roll of tape military. Order a kit by calling the USPS Expedited Package Supply Center at (800) 610-8734.
All packages must be addressed to individual service members, as required by the U.S. Department of Defense regulations.
“There is perhaps no greater morale booster that mail for our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and Coast Guard during the holidays,” said Yates. “The packages and letters to bring them closer to their families and the comforts of home.”
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