Military Postal Service Agency officials recommend that parcel post packages for troops stationed overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 to ensure delivery by the holidays.
The agency published a chart that shows deadlines for various mailing options, broken down by the APO/FPO/DPO numbers of various destinations.
In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is offering a $2 per box discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate box. The boxes are available at post offices, or can be ordered from USPS online. Postage, labels and customs forms also are available online.