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Guidelines set for mailing servicemembers

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Guidelines set for mailing servicemembers
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This year's guidelines for sending holiday cards and packages to servicemembers deployed or based overseas have been released.

• Express Mail Military Service is available at some military post offices. If mailing to an APO/FPO address, check with your local post office to determine whether this service is available.

• Parcel Airlift Mail is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis, for items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined.

• Space Available Mail refers to packages mailed to APO/FPO addresses at parcel post rates that are first transported domestically by surface and then overseas by air on a space-available basis. The maximum weight and size limits are 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined.

• Packages may not be mailed in boxes that have markings related to hazardous materials, such as bleach, alcohol or cleaning fluids.

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