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Military Mail Deadlines Announced

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Mailing something to deployed troops for the holidays? You may only have a few days according to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Thousands of troops will still be deployed when the holidays get here. And if you want to send them care packages (check out our “How to Make the Perfect Care Package for Troops” article) or gifts, you need to know the deadlines.
The USPS has issued delivery guidelines for when you should ship your package to make sure it gets to the recipient by Christmas.
According to a USPS release, the postal service will also offer discounts for packages sent to APO/FPO/DPO addresses. A special $15.90 rate will be applied to their largest Priority Mail Flat Rate box and $2 will be discounted off every other standard box shipment.
To ensure delivery by December 25, the postal service recommends the following:

  • Mail all Standard Post Packages by Nov. 7
  • Mail all PAL (Parcel Airlift Mail) by Dec. 3
  • Mail all SAM (Space Available Mail) by Nov. 25
  • Mail all PMEMS (Priority Mail Express Military Service) packages by Dec. 17
  • Mail First Class Letters, Cards and Priority Mail by Dec. 10 for all ZIPs except 093
  • For ZIP Codes 093, Mail First Class Letters, Cards and Priority Mail by Dec. 3


Posted Date: 6/5/2014 2:15 PM
EASTVALE, CA (June 5, 2013) – On Tuesday, June 3rd the City of Eastvale in cooperation with Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) installed ten (10) new military banners along Archibald Avenue between 65th Street and Grapewin Street in honor of Memorial Day.

“It makes our residents proud to see military banners waiving throughout the City to honor our residents and immediate family members who are serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces,” said Mayor Ike Bootsma.

The Eastvale Military Banner Program is funded completely by donations from local businesses, residents and Eastvale non-profit organizations. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.

“We truly appreciate the continued support for our Military Banner Program by our residents, local businesses and Eastvale non-profit organizations. In the last quarter, we received a generous donation from VantagePoint Church which was much appreciated. Without the support of our residents and community partners, we would not be able to fund this ongoing program,” said Bootsma. Jaime Benavidez Banner

Ten new military banners will be installed to honor the following military personnel:

Jamie Benavidez – U.S. Navy
Rebecca Chiaravalle – U.S. Air Force
George Cortez – U.S. Army
Nancy Cortez – U.S. Army
Devon Ehrhorn – U.S. Marine Corps
Breann Gonzalez – U.S. Marine Corps
Dustin Jose – U.S. Army
Daimon Olivas – U.S. Army
Pablo Paramo – U.S. Navy
Joshua White – U.S. Air Force

Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) has generously donated their staff time and equipment towards installing the military banners. Their continued assistance and support of the program is greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in donating to Eastvale’s Military Banner Program, please send your contribution to:

City of Eastvale
Military Banner Program
12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910
Eastvale, CA 91752-3667

To learn more about Eastvale’s Military Banner Program, please visit http://www.EastvaleCA.gov for program details and an application.
View Press Release.