Service members from every branch of the military gathered together to sing Christmas songs for other deployed servicemembers at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Dec. 25. The choir also visited the hospital at Camp Bastion and the wounded warrior program at Camp Leatherneck to bring the spririt of injured service members up while they are recovering.

The USPS has released this year’s guidelines for holiday shipping! Better plan ahead if you want your packages to make it to all those loved ones across the globe in time for the holidays!

Get your packages in the mail by the following dates if you’re shipping to APO/FPO/DPO (Diplomatic Post Office) addresses this holiday season.

  • USPS Retail Ground: November 6
  • Space Available Mail (SAM): November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL):  December 4
  • First-Class Mail (letters and cards) and Priority Mail: December 11
  • First-Class Mail for zipcodes starting in 093 (contingency areas): December 4
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 16 (not available to 093 zip codes)

 

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