As an extension of the United States Postal Service, the Military Postal Service provides Department of Defense personnel, their family members and other authorized users mail services around the world. Our customers receive basically the same level of service as though they were at home in the United States. Differences are based on the country in which they are stationed and the type of military operation in which they are involved. This is accomplished through partnerships with several other agencies. To move military mail the services of the United States Postal Service, US Transportation Command, Military Sealift Command, Air Mobility Command and Military Transportation Command play vital roles.
We move our mail on commercial and military aircraft and commercial sealift vessels, to nearly two thousand military post offices and located in over 85 countries to include Navy and Coast Guard ships.
The Military Postal Service Agency was created to link all the partners together with a common goal – postal service to our personnel around the world.
|Destination||Express||1st Class||Priority||PAL||SAM||Parcel Post|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE 090-092||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE 093||N/A||03 Dec||03 Dec||01 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE 094-098||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AA 340||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
|APO/FPO/DPO AP 962-966||17 Dec||10 Dec||10 Dec||03 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov|
EMMS: Express Mail Military Service is available to selected military post offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to your APO/FPO/DPO of address.
PAL: PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Parcel Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface rate of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.
SAM: SAM parcels are paid at Parcel Post postage rate of postage with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.