News Department

Postmasters recommend mailing holiday care packages early to military

NEWJERSEY — Serving our country far from home, few things can do more to brighten the holiday spirits of military and diplomatic personnel than greeting cards and care packages from family, friends, and neighbors. Northern New Jersey Postmasters urge residents to ship as early as possible to Army / Air Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) addresses, but no later than the following mail-by dates:

Military Mail Addressed 
To and From

Priority Mail Express Military Service
(PMEMS)

First-Class Mail Letters and Cards

Priority
Mail

Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)

APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs 090-092

Dec-18

Dec-11

Dec-11

Dec-4

APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIP 093

N/A

Dec-09

Dec-09

Dec-4

APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs 094-098

Dec-18

Dec-11

Dec-11

Dec-4

APO/FPO/DPO AA
ZIP 340

Dec-18

Dec-11

Dec-11

Dec-4

APO/FPO/DPO AP
ZIPs 962-966

Dec-18

Dec-11

Dec-11

Dec-4

 

To send packages to military and diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price of $19.60 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. The price includes a $1.50 discount per box for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide.

The Postal Service offers a free Military Care Kit to ship presents and care packages to the men and women in the armed forces. The kit contains: two Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Boxes, four Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes, Priority Mail tape, Priority Mail address labels, and six Custom Forms Envelopes. To order the kit, call 1-800-610-8734.

Guidelines for packing, addressing and shipping items to U.S. troops can be found at store.usps.com/store/product/shipping-supplies/military-care-kit-P_MILITARYKIT. To order flat-rate boxes featuring the “America Supports You” logo, go to usps.com/freeboxes.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

Related Articles

Back to top button