(Via Ho’okele News)
The Naval Supply Systems Command’s (NAVSUP) mail-by dates for pre-Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters and packages were released Sept. 15.
For mail addressed to/from APO/FPO/DPO AE zips 090-098 (except 093); AA zips 340; AP zips 962-966:
* Priority express mail military service: Dec. 17
* First-class and priority mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 10
* Space available mail: Nov. 26
* Standard post mail: Nov. 8 APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093
* Priority express mail military service: N/A
* First-class and priority mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 3
* Space available mail: Nov. 26
* Standard post mail: Nov. 8
Domestic mail (For ships in port and personnel on shore duty in the U.S. mailing to U.S. destinations-not including APO/FPO).
* First-class mail: Dec. 20
* Priority mail: Dec. 20
* Priority express mail: Dec. 23
International first-class packages and priority mail addressed to Africa and Central and South America should be mailed no later than Dec. 2.
International First-class packages and priority mail addressed to Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Canada; Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East should be mailed no later than Dec. 9.
All classes of mail addressed to FPO addresses must contain the proper nine-digit zip code or the New Navy Standardized Address format, which includes ship or mobile unit number, (or PSC number for ashore FPOs), virtual mailbox number, and five-digit ZIP code to ensure delivery. Mail not addressed correctly could be returned to sender as undeliverable.
Priority express mail military Service (PEMMS) is available from selected military post offices. If mailing to an APO/FPO/DPO address, check with your local post office to determine if PEMMS service is available and specific delivery service standards.
Space available mail (SAM) refers to parcels mailed to APO/FPO addresses at parcel post rates first transported domestically by surface, then to overseas destinations by air on a space available basis. The maximum weight and size limits are 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined.
From overseas locations, items mailed at standard post rates are sent to CONUS by air on a space available basis. The maximum weight and size limits are 70 pounds and 130 inches in length and girth combined.
It is recommended customers check with local civilian or military post offices for information regarding size restrictions and customs declaration form requirements.
Customers are advised mailing restrictions apply and some items cannot be mailed. Examples of non-mailable items are: alcohol, switchblade knives, pornography, controlled substances, and explosive or incendiary devices. If in doubt, contact your local civilian or military post office.
As a final note, customers should ensure articles are packaged properly for mailing and packages do not display markings related to any type of hazardous material, such as bleach, alcohol or cleaning fluids.
Parcels found by U.S. Postal Service with such markings or labels on the outside of the box will not be processed.
The NAVSUP and Navy Supply Corps team share one mission—to deliver sustained global logistics capabilities to the Navy and joint warfighter.
NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps’ diverse team of more than 25,000 civilian and military personnel oversee a diverse portfolio including supply chain management for material support to Navy, Marine Corps, joint and coalition partners, supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, security assistance, and quality of life issues for the naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges and movement of household goods.
For more news from Naval Supply Systems Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local /navsup/.