7. Security. Access to work areas shall be limited to those personnel conducting official business,
including designated postal clerks, officers, enlisted members, and civilians on official inspections and
visits. Maintenance personnel and postal work details are authorized entry when escorted and under
constant surveillance by military postal personnel. Other security measures and protection of postal
property and effects shall be maintained at all times per reference (c), Volume I, Chapters 9 and 13.
8. Mail bombs
a. Postal personnel should be aware that a bomb could be enclosed in either a parcel or an
envelope, with outward appearance limited only by the imagination of the sender. Mail bombs have
exhibited the following unique characteristics that may assist postal clerks in identifying a suspected
letter or a parcel:
(1) Mail bombs may bear restricted endorsements such as Personal
(2) The addressees name and/or title may be inaccurate.
(3) Mail bombs may reflect distorted handwriting or the name and address may be
prepared with homemade labels or cut-and-paste lettering
(4) Mail bombs may have visible protruding wires, aluminum foil, or oil stains and may
emit a peculiar odor
(5) Mail bombs may have an excessive amount of postage stamps affixed.
(6) Letter bombs may feel rigid or appear uneven or lopsided.
(7) Parcel bombs may be unprofessionally wrapped with several combinations of tape
used to secure the package and may be endorsed FRAGILE HANDLE WITH CARE or RUSH
DO NOT DELAY.
(8) Parcel bombs may make a buzzing sound, ticking or sloshing noise.
(9) The return address listed on the article may differ from the meter or postmark of the
accepting post office.
b. If a postal clerk is suspicious of a mailing and is unable to verify the contents with the
addressee or sender:
(1) Do not open the article
(2) Isolate the article and evacuate the immediate area.
(3) Do NOT put the article in water or a confined space such as a desk drawer or filing cabinet.
(4) If possible, open windows in the immediate area to assist in venting potentially
c. If there is any reason to believe a letter or parcel is
dangerous, do not take a chance, follow the above procedures and call:
Negishi Yokohama Security Det 242-4111
CFAY Security- 243-5000
CFAY EOD 243-7190/7191 (After normal working hours,
request security contact EOD)
9. Mail Box Locations/Collection Times
a. COMFLEACT Yokosuka area. Mail pick up from all collection boxes are collected at
1300, Monday through Sunday at the following locations:
· Family member mail service box lobby section building 1258, post office (1630 last
collection Monday Friday)