Recommended Mailing Dates for Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide: To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that cards and packages be sent to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below. Standard Post™ to all ZIPs by November 7th, 2016 Priority Mail® by December 2nd for ZIP 093 and December 9th for all other ZIPs First-Class Mail® Letters and Cards by December 2nd for ZIP 093 and December 9th for all other ZIPs.
Addressing the Package Write the service member’s full name Include the unit and APO/FPO/DPO address with the 9-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned). For example: Army Post Office (APO) Fleet Post Office (FPO) Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) PFC JOHN DOE SEAMAN JANE DOE Benjamin Franklin PSC 3 BOX 4120 UNIT 100100 BOX 4120 UNIT 8400 BOX 0000 APO AE 09021 FPO AP 96691 DPO AE 09498-0048
Remember that you should:
• Include a return address
• Not write the country name where the service member is stationed in the address
• Inside the box, include 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
Domestic mailing deadlines are as follows:
First-Class Mail® cut off date is Dec. 20
Priority Mail® cut off date is Dec. 21
Priority Mail Express® cut off date is Dec. 23
Standard Post™ cut off date is Dec. 15
The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com).
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