Postal Matters

One of the closest and strongest ties to loved ones in the states is the mail. Fortunately, mail service is relatively quick and efficient despite being overseas and here in Naples. Postal services in Naples are spread out over a wide geographic area with an Mail Control Activity at Rome’s International Airport, and post office services at Capodichino, Gricignano (Support Site), JFC, Gaeta and Latina. Naples military post offices provide:

-General delivery service
-Stamp sales and postal money orders
-Pick-up point for accountable mail
-Mail directory-locator services
-USPS claims and inquiry services
-In-and out-processing of patrons
-Mail receipt and mailing services

As an authorized military postal service patron, it is your responsibility to inform all correspondents of your correct mailing and forwarding address prior to leaving your present duty station. You should obtain your new address for your new command from your sponsor and notify all your correspondents at least six to eight weeks prior to checkout. Your new address should contain all of the following information:

PCS 822 Box XXXX
FPO AE 09621

It is extremely important to NOT add Naples or Italy to the mailing address. It currently takes an average of five to seven days for a first class letter or priority parcel to reach the states. For best results, ask friends to use priority when mailing your items by mail. For time sensitive matters, Express Mail Military Service is available to and from NSA Naples. Magazines, newspapers, catalogs, non-profit book rate etc., can take six to eight weeks by container ship due to bulk or pre-sorted standard shipping. Lastly, do not mail perishable foods or meats, plants, soil matter, tobacco, firearms of any kind or alcohol to or from Italy.