2023 Thanksgiving Base Mailroom Closures

Thanksgiving 2023 Holiday Schedule for Sandboxx Letter Delivery...

We are just days away from the Thanksgiving holiday, and many bases will be closing their mailrooms for the holiday.

Below you will find the mailroom closure information for each basic training location, and the deadline for sending your letter through Sandboxx to arrive before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sandboxx Tip: We recommend that you send Letters as early as possible in order to ensure proper delivery.

In previous years, we have seen unexpected delays for Letter delivery on base over the holidays due to staff shortages, higher than normal mailroom volume and other unforeseen complications or errors.

Happy letter writing!

Sandboxx Printing Schedule

DATESANDBOXX PRINTING STATUS
11/21Open, submit by 5 pm ET for delivery before Thanksgiving
11/22Open, submit by 4:30 pm ET for delivery on 11/27
11/23Closed
11/24Closed

Base Mailroom Closures

Army Bases

BASEDATEMAILROOM
Fort Benning11/23 – 11/26Closed
Fort Jackson11/23 – 11/26Closed
Fort Leonard Wood11/23 – 11/26Closed
Fort Sill11/23 – 11/26Closed

To ensure your letter gets to base in time before the Thanksgiving weekend, you will need to submit your Letter by Tuesday, November 21 before 5 pm ET. Letters sent after 5 pm ET on November 21, but before 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 22, will arrive to base Monday, November 27. All letters sent after 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 22 won’t be delivered until Tuesday 11/28.

Marine Corps Bases

BASEDATEMAILROOM
MCRD San Diego11/23 – 11/26Closed
MCRD Parris Island11/23 – 11/26Closed
Quantico11/23 – 11/26Closed

To ensure your letter gets to base in time before the Thanksgiving weekend, you will need to submit your Letter by Tuesday, November 21 before 5 pm ET. Letters sent after 5 pm ET on November 21, but before 4:30 pm on Wednesday November 22, will arrive to base Monday, November 27. All letters sent after 4:30 pm on Wednesday November 22 won’t be delivered until Tuesday 11/28.

Navy Bases

BASEDATEMAILROOM
Great Lakes11/23Closed

To ensure your letter gets to base in time before Thanksgiving, you will need to submit your Letter by Tuesday, November 21 before 5 pm ET. Letters sent after 5 pm ET on November 21 and before 5 pm November 22, will arrive to base Friday, November 24. Any letters sent November 23 through November 26 will be printed and shipped on Tuesday, November 28.

Air Force Bases

BASEDATEMAILROOM
JBSA Lackland11/23Closed

To ensure your letter gets to base in time before Thanksgiving, you will need to submit your Letter by Tuesday, November 21 before 5 pm ET. Letters sent after 5 pm ET on November 21 and before 5 pm November 22, will arrive to base Friday, November 24. Any letters sent November 23 through November 26 will be printed and shipped on Tuesday, November 28.

Coast Guard Bases

BASEDATEMAILROOM
Cape May11/23Closed

To ensure your letter gets to base in time before Thanksgiving, you will need to submit your Letter by Tuesday, November 21 before 5 pm ET. Letters sent after 5 pm ET on November 21 and before 5 pm November 22, will arrive to base Friday, November 24. Any letters sent November 23 through November 26 will be printed and shipped on Tuesday, November 28.

Jeremiah Runser