R 181952Z NOV 14 PSN 018663H24
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/NEW NAVY STANDARDIZED FPO MAIL ADDRESS FORMAT//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N41/NOV// POC/Mr. Gabe
Telles/GS14/NAVSUP/Postal Director/Mechanicsburg PA
/gabriel.telles(at)navy.mil/TEL: (717) 605-6947//
RMKS/1. Navy Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses for ships, mobile units, and
ashore FPOs are being converted to an address format compatible with the U.S.
Postal Service*s (USPS) address system, which is similar to the concept used
for residential addresses across the U.S. New standardized address formats
will improve service, reduce mail transit times, and improve efficiency for
Navy FPO directory services performed afloat and ashore.
A. For ships, official mail addresses began converting to the
new format effective 1 October 2014, with personal address
conversion starting 15 November 2014. Fleet Postal Officers and
Postal Assistance Advisors will directly contact ships to assist
Supply Officers with implementation guidance.
B. For ashore FPOs, the new format is effective immediately and
will be implemented by Regional Postal Managers and Postal
C. For Navy mobile units, the new address format is effective
immediately and will be provided each time a Mobile Routing
Instruction is requested.
2. Ships and Mobile Units will include a new unit number and
*virtual* box number along with a 5-digit ZIP Code in the Navy standardized
address format as follows:
Line 1: Name
Line 2: Ship or Mobile Unit name
Line 3: Ship or Mobile Unit number, box number
Line 4: FPO (AP, AE, AA) ZIP Code (5 digits only)
3. Ashore FPOs now include a Postal Service Center (PSC) number and box
number along with a 5-digit ZIP Code in the address as follows:
Line 1: Name
Line 2: PSC number, box number
Line 3: FPO (AP, AE, AA), ZIP Code (5 digits only)
4. Benefits to the Navy using the new address format are:
A. Postal patrons will be able to use the USPS*s Internet Change
of Address process at https://www.usps.com/ when rotating to/from
new assignments that use FPO addresses.
B. USPS mail software requires only 5-digit ZIP Codes on new
C. Reduced mail transit times because mail will be automatically
redirected to new forwarding addresses.
5. Please ensure widest distribution of new Navy standardized FPO mail
6. This message supersedes all previous FPO address guidance. Additional
addressing information and assigned unit addresses / box numbers will be
provided in upcoming messages from CPF and USFF Fleet Postal Officers.
7. Released by VADM P. H. Cullom, OPNAV N4.//