USPS, MPSA holiday mail deadlines set

November 2, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany – The United States Postal Service and the Military Postal Service Agency has released deadlines for holiday packages, being sent overseas, to ensure that they arrive at their destination before Dec. 25.

The following deadlines for the shipment of holiday packages are:

Nov. 12 for Parcel post

Nov. 26 for Space-available

Dec. 3 for Parcel airlift

Dec. 10 for Priority, first-class letters and cards

Dec. 17 for Express mail military service

Not all Military or State Department post offices are eligible for Express Mail Military Service. For information on mailing deadlines and restrictions, visit Military Postal Service Agency at