Monday, July 15, 2013
Planning to send a care package to someone you love aboard a Navy ship? The Navy has announced you must now use a nine-digit zip code to ensure your mail gets delivered to any Navy Mobile Unit.
Just to clarify, a nine-digit zip code is actually a five-digit code and a four-digit code separated by a dash, like 12345-1234.
"The United States Postal Service is resizing military mail processing operations from two coastal locations to one located in Chicago, Ill. to gain efficiencies in military mail delivery.
"As part of this effort, new procedures affecting configuration of mobile Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses have been implemented to completely leverage automated mail sorting equipment and reduce manual sorting workload."
Any mail that doesn't have the nine-digit zip code, including mail that's already been sent, will be returned to the sender as undeliverable.