mailable matter, properly prepared, can be moved by
Fourth-Class Rate, must weigh 16 ounces or more and
EMS. At this time EMS is not available for APO/FPO
may not exceed 70 pounds or 100 inches in length and
addresses, but can be used to quickly ship material to
CONUS APO/FPO fleet forwarding post offices for
normal service beyond. Three basic services are
offered by EMS. They are same day airport service,
The statement "Postage and Fees Paid, DOD-316,"
custom-designated service, and next-day service.
must be professionally imprinted in the upper-right
EMS is a premium means of moving mail, and specific
authorization for each case must be requested from the
comer of all envelopes, labels, tags, or wrappers used
Chief of Naval Operations (Postal Affairs Branch).
to send official mailable matter, including matter sent
by any of the special mail services. The statements
Weight and Size Limitations
"Official Business" and "Penalty for Private Use,
0," must be imprinted in the upper-left comer,
Material eligible for all classes of mail, including
below the sender's return address. Markings that show
MOM, is limited to 70 pounds or less and no more than
the mail classification or type of special service, when
100 inches in length and girth combined. Individual
appropriate, must be stamped on the address side of the
pieces of third-class mail may weigh up to, but not
parcel. The city, state, and ZIP Code must be the last
exceed, 16 ounces, and the total weight placed in one
line of the address, and no other information may
bag may not exceed 70 pounds. Fourth-class mail
appear below this line.
parcels, including parcels marked Special
Figure 7-28.--Transportation Control and Movement Document, DD Form 1384.