Here’s Your 2016 Military Holiday Mail Deadlines

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The holiday season is barely in any kind of swing at all, but we all know that when it comes to sending stuff overseas, Christmas mailing and military mail 2016 deadlines are worth the preemptive strike.

Fortunately, USPS loves to plan ahead, and every year around this time they release a handy-dandy list of overseas mailing deadlines for getting stuff to deployed troops or even to friends and family stationed OCONUS with APO/FPO/DPO addresses before December 25. Win.

Additionally, if you’re sending stuff to one of those addresses, the USPS offers a $2 savings of $16.75 on shipping its largest flat rate box. Yet another win.

Here are your military mail 2016 deadlines for Christmas or other holiday mail

For mail addressed to/from:
APO/FPO/DPO AE zips 090-092
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 9
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 2
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 25
* USPS Retail Ground: Nov. 7

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: None
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 2
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 2
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 25
* USPS Retail Ground: Nov. 7

APO/FPO/DPO AE Zip 094-098
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 9
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 2
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 25
* USPS Retail Ground: Nov. 7

APO/FPO/DPO AE Zip 340
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 9
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 2
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 25
* USPS Retail Ground: Nov. 7

APO/FPO/DPO AE Zip 962-966
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 16
* First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 9
* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 2
* Space Available Mail: Nov. 25
* USPS Retail Ground: Nov. 7

Domestic Mail (any U.S. address that is not an APO/FPO)
* Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 23
* First-Class: Dec. 20
* Priority Mail: Dec. 21
* USPS Retail Ground: Dec. 15

Nothing says “the most wonderful time of the year” like meeting the military mail 2016 deadlines. Fact.

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