Deadlines set for mailing packages overseas
The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.
The Military Postal Service Agency has announced that packages being sent to servicemembers overseas should be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays.
An MPSA chart showing deadlines for various mailing options broken down by APO/FPO/DPO:
|Destination||Express||1st Class||Priority||PAL||SAM||Parcel Post|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE 090-092||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE 093||N/A||03 Dec||03 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE 094-098||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AA 340||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AP 962-966||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
EMMS: Express Mail Military Service is available to selected military post offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to your APO/FPO/DPO of address.
PAL: PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Parcel Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface rate of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.
SAM: SAM parcels are paid at Parcel Post postage rate of postage with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.