WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of a busy holiday shipping season, the United States Postal Service is announcing recommended holiday mailing dates and a discounted, flat rate price of $12.95 on packages sent to military service personnel worldwide. The price includes a $2.00 per box discount on Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes for military mail being sent to APO/FPO (Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office) destinations worldwide. In addition to a lower cost per package, customers can be assured that shipping with the Postal Service will provide reliable, trusted and secure delivery to military personnel stationed worldwide.

To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25th, cards and packages to military APO/FPO addresses overseas should be sent no later than the mailing dates listed here.