If you plan on sending Christmas or Hanukkah gifts to troops overseas, you may want to start mailing presents in the next two weeks.

Several of the military's mail-by deadlines are approaching quickly.

Below is a list of recommended mail-by dates to remember from our media partners at the Military Times:

  • USPS Retail Ground: Nov. 7.
  • Space Available Mail (SAM): Nov. 25
  • Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL): Dec. 2
  • First-Class Mail (letters and cards) and Priority Mail: Dec. 9, except to ZIPs starting in 093 (contingency areas), where it's Dec. 2.
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: Dec. 16, except to 093 ZIPs. This express service is not available to those areas.

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