USPS Changes Won’t Impact APO/FPO

The US Postal Service announced today that it will soon be ending next day delivery, closing some post offices and slowing first-class mail from a standard one to three day delivery window to two to three days instead, according to this story.

For those of us who rely on the USPS to get mail to our loved ones downrange or receive mail while stationed OCONUS, the looming question is  how will these changes impact those services and delivery times?

Answer: it won’t. According to a USPS spokeswoman, we can expect the same delivery window we’ve always had —  seven to 20 day average for mail sent downrange or OCONUS.

Crises averted. Now, back to stuffing those care packages .

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