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Holiday Mailing Schedule


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Holiday Mailing Schedule

  1. 1. U.  S.  Army  Human  Resources  Command   Public  Affairs  Office   1600  Spearhead  Division  Avenue   Fort  Knox,  KY    40122   (502)  613-­‐4416  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE                                                                                    Oct.  3,  2011       Media  Release   Postal Service sets holiday mail deadlineby Mark EdwardsHuman Resources Command Public AffairsALEXANDRIA, Va. — The United States Postal Service (USPS) and Military Postal ServiceAgency (MPSA) have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to Military and StateDepartment post offices overseas by December 25, 2011.Deadlines to ensure arrival by Dec. 25 are Nov. 12 for parcel post mail; Nov. 26 for space-available mail; Dec. 3 for parcel airlift mail; Dec. 10 for priority mail and first-class mail, lettersand cards; and Dec. 17 for express mail military service.The Military Postal Service Agency highly encourages customers to mail packages on or beforethe dates for the specific mail category in order to avoid unplanned transportation delays. Not allMilitary or State Department post offices are eligible for Express Mail Military Servicetherefore, customers should plan accordingly.“Express Mail Military Service is not available for holiday packages and mail going to Iraq andAfghanistan,” said Ms. Ms. Faye Slater, the Deputy Director of the Military Postal ServiceAgency.The Military Postal Service provides mail service around the world to Department of Defenseand most Department of State locations. Mail is moved on commercial and military aircraft andcommercial 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 AgencyFor information on mailing deadlines and restrictions, go to orcontact the Military Postal Service at For more information about U.S. Army Human Resources Command, visit:
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