Early mailing for overseas military
USPS offers timely tips for sending holiday mail to diplomatic citizens and deployed members of the military.
Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their holiday mail in time is a priority for the Postal Service. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Deadlines for Christmas delivery to U.S. Military and APO/FPO depend on the destination. For most destinations, the following cutoff dates apply:
Priority Packages and First-Class Cards and Letters: Dec 9.
Priority Express Mail: Dec 16.
The Postal Service offers a $2 discount on its largest Flat Rate Priority Box when sent to an APO/FPO/DPO address.
USPS offers a free Military Kit consisting of …
Two Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Boxes
Two Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes
Priority Mail tape
Priority Mail address labels
Appropriate customs forms
To order the kit, call 800-610-8734.
Check with http://www.usps.com, which also includes packaging tips, prohibited items and other custom’s requirements