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Phantom Blooper
10-20-10, 09:03 PM
October 20, 2010

The Department of Defense has announced the 2010 holiday mail deadlines.

For economy-priced packages for forward-deployed troops throughout the world, the recommended deadline is Nov. 12; for space-available mail, Nov. 26; for parcel airlift mail, Dec. 3; for priority and first-class mail, letters and cards, Dec. 10; and for express mail military service, Dec. 18.

Mail to Iraq and Afghanistan should be sent a week earlier than these deadlines, according to reports. For these locations, the following items are prohibited: horror comics and obscene materials including films, prints, and cards; anything depicting nudity, pornographic items, or unauthorized political materials; bulk quantities of materials contrary to Islam; and pork or pork by-products.

For more information, call 1-800-ASK-USPS.