From one MPO to another MPO with a different serving
postmaster provided the article does not transit the 48
contiguous states; that is, FPO AP 96349 (Yokosuka,
Japan) to FPO AE 09834 (Bahrain).
From FPO AE 09619 (Naples, Italy) to a ship with an
FPO AA 34090 address operating in the Mediterranean
When a customer presents an article for mailing at
your overseas MPO addressed to a ship served by a
different postmaster, you should verify if the ship is
operating in your overseas area or is in the U.S. You
should always give the customer the best service
possible at the lowest rate of postage and be familiar
with the no-cost intra-theater delivery service (IDS)
that is discussed later in chapter 9.
TWO OR MORE PACKAGES
Two or more packages may be mailed as a single
package if the packages are about the same size or
shape, or they are an integral part of one article. The
packages must be securely wrapped or fastened
together and must not, together, exceed the maximum
weight or size limits.
The balloon surcharge must be assessed on a
priority mail or parcel post item if both of the following
· The weight is less than 15 pounds.
· The combined length and girth is from 84 to 108
These articles must be charged the 15-pound rate
for the appropriate zone.
An endorsement is a marking on mail that shows
the rate of postage charged and any additional service
the mail is to receive. Mark all endorsements with a
First-Class endorsements are
required on large envelopes and small parcels
weighing less than 13 ounces.
standard size First-Class letters are not required.
Place the endorsement on the address side between
the delivery address and the postage. Endorse all
articles sent at the priority rate by affixing USPS Label
106 (Priority Mail Strip), 106-A (Priority Mail Tape)
or 107 (Priority Mail Sticker).
If the size of the
article(s) being mailed prohibit use of the labels you
can use a Priority, or Priority Mail rubber handstamp to
apply the endorsement. See figures 4-4 and 4-5.
CANCELING THE STAMPS
One of the last things you will do in processing
an article is cancel the stamps. Cancel all stamps
using a bar canceler (Killer Bars) or a machine
canceler. Always cancel stamps with black ink to
Able B. Seaman
USS Underway (CV-66)
FPO AE 09561-0001
Mr. Jack Frost
5 Sunnyside St.
Anytown US 11111
Figure 4-4Endorsement on a First-Class article.