drugs, small arms, and classified matter are discussed
later in this chapter. In addition, the different types of
special mail services are also described.
Figure 9-1 indicates the weight and size limitations
for mailable matter, as specified in the DOD Postal
Manual, volume 1.
The Postage and Fees Paid Department of the Navy
DOD-316 marking has been deleted due to the metering
of all government mail. It should not be imprinted on the
upper right corner of envelopes, labels, tags, or wrappers
used to transmit official mailable matter including that
sent by any of the special services described under the
upcoming Navy Freight heading. Official Business and
Penalty for Private Use, $300, should be imprinted on
the upper left corner, below the senders return address.
Markings indicating the mail classification and type of
special service, when appropriate, will be stamped on
the address side of the parcel. Make sure the city, state,
and ZIP Code are on the last line of the address and that
no other information appears below it.
For shipment within your local area, apply LOCAL
FORCES in bold letters on the lower left corner of the
envelopes or shipping labels. Be sure the consignees
address is entered according to the NAVSUP P-485, the
units routing identifiers, the Standard Navy
Distribution List (SNDL), NAVSUPINST 4421.20, and
other appropriate directives for repairable.
Parcels containing unloaded small arms for official
use are mailable under conditions specified by postal
regulations. Such parcels, when properly packaged and
addressed for delivery to military activities or
individuals for use in connection with their official duty,
are acceptable for mailing when offered by an
authorized agent of the federal government. Full
information may be obtained from postal authorities.
Packages containing small arms, whether mailed or
shipped, will bear no external markings indicating the
nature of their contents. Small arms forwarded by the
U.S. Postal Service will be sent as registered mail, and
the registry slip furnished the sender will be attached to
the ships retained original of the DD Form 1348-1.
When a receipt copy of the DD Form 1348-1 is returned
from the consignee, it also will be filed in the
expenditure file with the retained original.
Figure 9-1.Postal service limitations.