Postal Deadlines for Military Personnel Abroad Are This Weekend
The U.S. Postal Service has sent out its first of several holiday greetings--and reminders-- that holiday mail deadlines are closer than you think. Charles Fishburne reports.
That is especially true if you want care packages to arrive in time for military personnel serving around the world.
Boule: Yeah, this is a very important deadline that's coming up. Iraq and Afghanistan, we still have a lot of troops over there.
Cathy Boule, spokesperson for the US Postal Service, Richmond District.
Boule: For Iraq and Afghanistan, to mail priority mail, this Saturday, December 4th, is the suggested deadline to make sure that they arrive by the holidays. Now, express mail is not available to Iraq and Afghanistan, so that makes this even more important, because this is pretty much your last chance to get those cards, letters and packages there by Christmastime.
Again, these early dates are for packages for military personnel around the world. Domestic mail and package deadlines are December 15th for parcel post and December 20th for first class, and the postal service will be busy.
Boule: 15.8 billion pieces of holiday mail between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News