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Deadlines set for shipping holiday gifts to military
Scripps National Desk
10:28 AM, Nov 13, 2017
Sending a holiday gift to a member of the military? You'll need to get it in the mail soon.
The U.S. Postal Service's website offers dates for each kind of package and service receiving the mail — and it appears Dec. 16 is likely the latest date people shipping to service members will want to get something mailed if it's for Christmas.
"To send packages to loved ones serving in the military and diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price of $17.35 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box," the USPS website says. "The price includes a $1.50 per box discount for mail sent to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office destinations worldwide."