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Holiday Postal Deadlines Approaching For Those Serving Overseas

Last updated on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

(UNDATED) - There are thousands of men and women in the United States military serving abroad this holiday season, and the US Postal service says there is still time to get those packages delivered overseas in time for Christmas.

The United State Post Office recommends getting your mail out before the following dates:

To help make sure that your package or letter is not delayed, make sure that you have all items properly addressed.

Write the service member's full name and include the unit and APO/FPO/DPO address with the 9-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned). For example:
Army/Air Post Office (APO)
PSC 3 BOX 4120
APO AE 09021

Fleet Post Office (FPO)
UNIT 100100 BOX 4120
FPO AP 96691

Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)
UNIT 8400 BOX 0000
DPO AE 09498-0048

Do not write the country name where the service member is stationed in the address.

Include a return address.

Inside the box, including the service member's name and address as well as the sender's name and address on an index card in case the shipping label gets damaged in transit.

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