10/30/08 — Deadline for military holiday packages approaches

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Deadline for military holiday packages approaches

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on October 30, 2008 1:46 PM

Deadlines for holiday mail addressed to military installations overseas are approaching.

To make sure your loved one gets his or her presents and cards by Dec. 25, have those items shipped by the following dates. (For those who want to ensure delivery by Hanukkah, subtract four days):

* Parcel post, Nov. 13

* Space-available mail, Nov. 21

* Parcel airlift mail, Dec. 1

* Priority mail, Dec. 4

* First-class mail letters and cards, Dec. 4

* Express mail military service, Dec. 18

Want your service member to be one of those featured in this year's "Christmas card" story? If so, please contact Kenneth Fine at 739-7841.