2022 holiday postal mailing dates and extended hours

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Saturday hours for postal facilities

Community Mail Room (CMR) Saturday Hours

In addition to normal Monday through Friday hours, the customer service window at all Community Mail Rooms will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

November 19 and 26

December 3, 10, and 17*

January 7

*Hours on Dec. 17 start one hour earlier, with service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CMRs are closed on federal holidays (incl. Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) and all Sundays.


Army Post Office (APO) Saturday Hours

Army Post Offices at Kelley Barracks, Panzer Kaserne, and Patch Barracks will be open on the following Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

November 19 and 26

December 3, 10, and 17

APOs are closed on federal holidays (incl. Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) and all Sundays.


Mailing Deadlines and Transit Times

For items to arrive by Dec. 25, the U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing APO items by:

23 Nov 22: SAM / Retail Ground Parcels

9 Dec 22: Priority Parcels

9 Dec 22: First-Class Letters and Cards

16 Dec 22: Express Mail (for authorized locations)

Mail Transit Time From Stuttgart to CONUS

Express mail:                                2-5 days

Priority/1st Class:                           4-10 days

Partial Airlift (PAL):                       2-4 Weeks

Space Available Mail (SAM):        4-6 Weeks


Appointments

Got a few packages to send out? Make an appointment for holiday mailing by using the USAG Stuttgart mobile app or visiting the Appointments page on the Stuttgart Citizen website.

Appointments are available for the one hour period prior to Army Post Offices opening for business.


Volunteer Opportunities

Can you be a holiday helper? Our hard-working postal team can use some extra hands this time of year at Panzer, Patch, Kelley, and Robinson mailrooms.

Check out the listing in the Volunteer Management Information System to apply. For more information, call Army Community Service at (0)9641-70-596-3362.