by Mark Edwards
Human Resources Command Public Affairs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The United States Postal Service (USPS) and Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to Military and State Department post offices overseas by December 25, 2012.

Deadlines to ensure arrival by Dec. 25 are Nov. 26 for space-available mail; Dec. 3 for parcel airlift mail; Dec. 10 for priority mail and first-class mail, letters and cards; and Dec. 17 for express mail military service. Deadline for priority and first class mail going to Afghanistan or Kuwait is Dec. 3.

The Military Postal Service Agency highly encourages customers to mail packages on or before the dates for the specific mail category in order to avoid unplanned transportation delays. Not all Military or State Department post offices are eligible for Express Mail Military Service therefore, customers should plan accordingly.

The Military Postal Service provides mail service around the world to Department of Defense personnel; their family members and other authorized users. Mail is moved on commercial and military aircraft and commercial sealift vessels to nearly 2,000 military post offices located in over 85 countries.

The Adjutant General of the Army, located at the Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is the Executive Director of the Military Postal Service Agency

For information on mailing deadlines and restrictions, go to or contact the Military Postal Service at

For more information about U.S. Army Human Resources Command, visit:

Page last updated Wed November 21st, 2012 at 15:41