Thanks to the Military Postal Service Agency we are reminded. Note that the Parcel Post deadline has come and gone. Dates
The 2009 holiday mailing deadlines for APO/FPO mail is as indicated below:
Destination Zip Express 1st Class Priority PAL SAM Parcel Post
APO/FPO AE 090-092 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov APO/FPO AE 093 N/A 04 Dec 04 Dec 01 Dec 20 Nov 13 Nov APO/FPO AE 094-098 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov APO/FPO AA 340 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov APO/FPO AP 962-966 18 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 04 Dec 27 Nov 13 Nov
About Three Services
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 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.