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  United States Post Office Encyclopedia Article @ Effectually.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Equifax offices to ascertain if the mail they were sending through Fedex was truly "extremely urgent." It was found that the mail was not, and Equifax was fined $30,000 to compensate the Postal Service for the postage that was lost to Fedex.
A main post office (formerly known as a general post office), which is the primary postal facility in a community.
A branch or post office branch, a postal facility that is not the main post office and that is outside the corporate limits of the community.
www.effectually.net /encyclopedia/United_States_Post_Office   (4404 words)

 Let's spell out some stamp collecting acronyms
FPO, which stands for "fleet post office," is the U.S. Navy equivalent of an APO.
FPO can also be used to mean "field post office," a term used to describe foreign equivalents of the American APO.
The Mowry post office, in operation from 1866 to 1880 and again from 1905 to July 31, 1913, was in Santa Cruz County.
www.linns.com /howto/refresher/acronyms_20040712/refreshercourse.asp   (1701 words)

 Military mail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mail bound for military destinations overseas is normally transported to a designated main office in the home country for consolidation, after which it is transported to the foreign destination, where it is sorted and delivered by military postal clerks to individual recipients.
The 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers was recruited entirely from the staff of the British General Post Office, and was commanded by Lt Col JL du Plat Taylor, whose idea it was to have a Postal Corps.
In 1913 the Army Post Office Corps was re-organised to form the Royal Engineers (Postal Section), under a Director of the Army Postal Service (DAPS), Lt Col W Price RE.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Army_post_office   (1106 words)

 The Federal Government's Model A's
The Post Office opened up the bids for the 400 AA bodies on June 11, 1929 and soon thereafter inspected the plant of the low bidder, the August Schubert Wagon Works.
The Post Office gave Schubert 124 days to deliver the 400 bodies; i.e., the last bodies were to be completed by early November 1929.
However, there is one record indicating that on July 11, 1929 two post office mechanics drove two bare chassis from the Ford plant in Buffalo to the Schubert plant in Syracuse, a distance of 150 miles.
www.modelatrader.com /maffi/governmenta.html   (821 words)

 [No title]
August 31, by secret dispatch 310533 August from Commander, Fleet Air Wing ONE, notice was received of the departure of that command from the South Pacific and the Commanding Officer of the squadron was directed to report to Commander Aircraft, South Pacific as immediate superior in Command.
Sneed was directed by ComAirSeventh Fleet to report aboard the U.S.S. ORCA and await arrival of the balance of the squadron instead of returning to Manus as originally scheduled.
On September 8th Group ONE of Fleet Air Wing TWO with the squadron Commanding Officer as Commanding Officer of the group was established to replace Fleet Air Wing ONE.
www.fortunecity.com /millenium/redwood/372/part5.htm   (14266 words)

 Collecting Preferences
Both the Army Post Office and Air Force Post Office are called APO, and the Navy Post Office is called FPO for Fleet Post Office.
Many modern post offices also have station stamps used for reciepts and cancelling.
The romantic side of postmark collecting includes the small towns with single post offices and their own specific cancel.
www.postmarks.org /members/pref.htm   (947 words)

 Guardian | BT seeks to take over Post Office van fleet
British Telecom has offered to run the Post Office's fleet of 40,000 vans in a move harking back to the pre-privatisation era.
The telecoms operator - which in a previous guise was called Post Office Telephones - would combine the Post Office vans with its own 58,000 vehicles and probably spin them off into a separate company.
The heavily indebted BT said earlier this month it was looking at creating an "autonomous business unit" for its fleet which could be funded by an outside investor.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4282926-103676,00.html   (335 words)

 Mail deadline Saturday for overseas military packages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Saturday marks the post office deadline for all care packages destined for military service members overseas for the holidays.
Packages being sent by Parcel Post to Air/Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office ZIP codes have to be mailed no later than Nov. 12 to reach troops by the holidays.
There are more than 80 military installations worldwide and the holiday rush requires the post office time to sort the mail.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05313/603038.stm   (112 words)

 United States Postal Service - dKosopedia
The USPS also has the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, with an estimated 170,000 vehicles, the majority of which are the easily identified "mail trucks," as shown in the picture to the right.
Although its customer service centers are called post offices in regular speech, the USPS usually designates them as "stations." There is a distinction in that certain temporary stations set up for applying pictorial cancellations are not post offices, but all post offices are stations.
The Post Office recommends use of all upper case block letters using the appropriate formats and abbreviations to ease automated address reading and speed processing, particularly for handwritten addresses; if the address is unusually formatted or illegible enough, it will require hand-processing, delaying that particular item.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/United_States_Postal_Service   (2467 words)

 About American Embassy Jakarta
The Fleet Post Office (FPO) located in the Chancery Compound, American Embassy Jakarta, is a U.S. Navy component of the Military Postal Service (MPS), which includes Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force postal operations.
Each Fleet Commander in Chief is directly responsible for the administration, operation, and monitoring of the MPS within their respective theatre, therefore, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINPACFLT), is responsible for the administration, operation, and monitoring of Pacific Fleet FPO’s.
For specific FPO Jakarta operation information, contact the FPO via Commercial Telephone: (62-21) 3435-9181/ 9183; Commercial Fax: (62-21) 386-2259; U.S. Mail: Postal Officer, American Embassy Jakarta, FPO AP 96520-8137; E-Mail: brotskirj@state.gov, or view the Intranet www.jakarta.gov under "Fleet Post Office".
www.usembassyjakarta.org /embassy.html   (1820 words)

 United States Postal Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Department of Defense and the USPS jointly operate a postal system to deliver mail for the military; this is known as the Army Post Office (for Army and Air Force postal facilities) and Fleet Post Office (for Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard postal facilities).
According to a report from the General Accounting Office, "The monopoly was created by Congress as a revenue protection measure for the Postal Service’s predecessor to enable it to fulfill its mission.
Jim Kelly of UPS says that the Post Office has an unfair advantage and should be subject to the same rules, such as paying taxes, following state and local regulations, and being subject to antitrust laws.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Post_Office   (5490 words)

 APO/ FPO Military Shipping & Handling Information - DogToys.com
APO [Army Post Office] and FPO [Fleet Post Office] are military designated addresses that allow mail to be delivered to overseas military locations.
FPO addresses are associated with US Navy installations and ships in the United States.
We are unable to mark all restrictions on our website and rely on our customers to be aware of any such restrictions based on the region in which they are stationed.
www.dogtoys.com /militaryapofpo.html   (301 words)

 USATODAY.com - Postal Service issues guidelines for sending mail to troops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The post office listed those and other restrictions Tuesday on sending packages to service personnel through the Postal Service.
One is basic: Make sure to use the service member's full name, unit and Air/Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office address with the nine-digit zip code, along with the return address.
Parcel post packages take longer, because they don't travel by aircraft within the United States before being dispatched overseas.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2003-03-25-mail-troops_x.htm   (285 words)

 Stuttgart Daily Leader - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The U. Post Office has announced their postal service deadline for sending First-Class mail of letters and cards for the public to bring the holidays to the military men and women who are stationed abroad.
Wilson added that express mail military service will also be available to selected military post offices, however the sender will need to check with their local post office to determine if this particular service is available at the APO/FPO address.
The United States Post Office urges the public to always mail early and not to wait to the last moment to mail their letters and packages, because of the volume at the time of the holiday season, the mail may not arrive on time for Christmas, Wilson said.
www.stuttgartdailyleader.com /articles/2006/11/30/news/news01.txt   (392 words)

 tulsaworld.com: Action Line
The deadline for the most economical shipping option "parcel post" passed Nov 13 and the "space available" deadline passed Monday.
Space Available Mail: Parcels paid at Parcel Post rates are transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.
(FPO) ZIP Codes are Dec. 4 for Parcel Airlift Mail, Dec. 11 for Priority Mail and First Class letters and cards and Dec. 19 for Express Mail Military Service for APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090-092, APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098, APO/FPO AA ZIP 340 and APO/FPO AP ZIPs 962-966.
www.tulsaworld.com /ActionLineStory.asp?ID=061128_Ac_A15_Posta37396   (403 words)

 FPHS - Competition for the John Daynes Plate - 3 December 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tom Handley with a display on "Ethiopia - Italian Occupation" showing covers and stamps from both military and civil post offices used by the Italians in the short occupation of that territory.
Lastly Tony Walker with "The Fleet Post Office Ships Servicing the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow in WW1"; the Fleet at Scapa Flow generated a huge amount of mail, which presented the Navy with problems.
HMS Cyclops briefly acted as Fleet Post Office, followed by Imperieuse for most of the war, with Victorious coming briefly at the end.
www.postalcensorship.com /fphs/meetings/05dec3.html   (577 words)

 Utah Legislature HB0032
(a) (i) it is clearly postmarked by the appropriate military post office, the Fleet Post Office
or army/air force post office, and can be certified as having been picked up on or before election
ballot is received in the office of the election officer before noon on the day of the official canvass
www.le.state.ut.us /~2002/bills/hbillenr/hb0032.htm   (633 words)

 National Postal Museum
Post Office Department mechanics and vehicles awaiting repair at postal garage.
was the U.S. postal fleet had become unwieldy.
Ford trucks that became the heart of the fleet.
www.postalmuseum.si.edu /exhibits/2c3b_1921-1940s.html   (250 words)

 Yokosuka Japan Post Office
Provides services in support of the 5th and 7th Fleet, 11 forward deployed ships, 60 tenant commands, and approximately 24,000 military and civilian personnel and their family members.
To Provide the best possible postal services in support of SEVENTH and FIFTH Fleet, 18 Forward deployed ships, 62 tenant commands, 24,000 military and civilian personnel, and over 600 mobile units operating in the pacific Area of Responsibility (AOR).
As a TEAM, we WILL set the standard by which all Postal Operations, both Finance and Fleet Mail Centers, are measured.
www.cfay.navy.mil /postal/index.htm   (191 words)

 Boxer Post Office Keeps Morale Up During Holidays
Boxer's post office staff is working overtime to ensure that Sailors and Marines get their mail on time.
Boxer's post office staff continuously works to streamline the process by meeting regularly with Boxer Sailors to exchange ideas and improve customer service.
As Boxer continues to support operations in 5th Fleet, Boxer's post office staff is working to build the morale of BOXESG's Sailors and Marines one letter at a time.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=26950   (626 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | BT eyes Post Office vans
British Telecom has emerged as a surprise contender for the contract to run the Post Office's 40,000 strong fleet of delivery vans.
The telecom giant wants to merge the Post Office fleet with its own vehicle pool, BT Fleet Partners, and spin the new entity off as a separate company, industry sources say.
BT claims its vehicle fleet, which is one of the biggest in Europe, is worth £500m.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/1613867.stm   (362 words)

 DoD News: DoD Announces Recommended Holiday Mail Dates
Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to your APO/FPO of address.
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.
www.defenselink.mil /releases/2005/nr20051031-5021.html   (251 words)

 BT seeks to take over Post Office van fleet | | Guardian Unlimited Business
BT seeks to take over Post Office van fleet
BT seeks to take over Post Office van fleet
The Post Office - now called Consignia - said it had received dozens of offers from a variety of different types of companies to manage its fleet of vans and other vehicles.
business.guardian.co.uk /story/0,3604,578956,00.html   (336 words)

This document considers mainly regular street addresses, but there are other classes of delivery, such as the post office box (where the addressee has a locked mail box is in the post office) and general delivery (where the post office holds the mail for pickup by the addressee).
For general delivery (poste restante -- "to be called for"), the addressee's name must match the name on the proof of identity (such as a passport) that the addressee will show upon picking up the mail.
The former NZ Post requirement for lots of space between the town name and postal code has been dropped, one or two spaces are now sufficient.
www.columbia.edu /kermit/postal.html   (11622 words)

 James Tichacek's RAO Bulletins - Current Bulletins
This notice is to inform you of the Baguio Retiree Assistance Office (RAO) mission; the availability of informational assistance to fellow veterans; and the purpose of the Director's associated Newsletter.
The Baguio Retiree Assistance Office [RAO] is basically an "answer place" for all Veterans and Expats in addition to providing U.S. mail services, both Military and Commercial; Forms; U.S. and RP Government Services; etc..
Despite heavy media attention on Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans running for office this year, the number of veterans in Congress actually has declined in the wake of the recent midterm elections.
post_119_gulfport_ms.tripod.com /rao1.html   (16042 words)

The DoD has requested that those who send mail use the servicemember's full name (with or without rank or rating), unit and APO/FPO (Air/Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office) address with the nine-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned) and a return address.
All military units are assigned an APO or FPO ZIP Code and in many cases that ZIP Code travels with the unit.
Parcel Post packages take longer since they don't travel by aircraft within the U.S. prior to overseas dispatch.
www.usps.com /communications/news/press/2003/pr03_018.htm   (762 words)

Assigned to military duty in certain overseas areas, and who mail the matter at an Armed Forces post office in that area.
Free Mail must have a complete APO or FPO return, the word "Free" in the upper right corner with an APO or FPO postmark, and complete delivery information.
Also required is the unit designation and APO/FPO (Air/Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office) information with the nine-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned) and a return street name/number, city, state, and ZIP Code
www.bravofrg.com /postalinfo.html   (1601 words)

 Military.com Resources
The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) Postal Policy Division, in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service and military postal officials from all of the services, notes it is not too early to mail your 2004 Christmas cards, letters and packages to and from military addresses overseas.
Check with your local post office to determine which APO/FPO addresses can receive Express Mail.
Check with your local military post office to determine if they can accept Express Mail.
www.military.com /MilitaryReport/0,12914,MR_NAVSUP_101804,00.html   (269 words)

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