Army Post Office


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Army Post Office

A U.S. Army or Air Force office where American military personnel stationed overseas can send and receive correspondence. It operates just like a regular post office and must abide by all regulations set by the U.S. Postal Service. However, it is operated by the Department of Defense. See also: FPO.
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Address : Headquarter 14 corps (signals), pin - 908514, care of 56 army post office
Address : Headquarter 14 Corps (Signals), Pin 908514, Care Of 56 Army Post Office
On January 8, 1943, because of military demands on shipping space, the Post Office Department announced, "No parcels shall be accepted for dispatch to APOs (Army Post Offices) outside the continental United States unless they contain such articles only as are being sent at the specific written request of the addressee, approved by the battalion or similar unit commander of the address." The post office amended that policy slightly in March 1943, allowing Americans to use first-class mail to send small parcels--containing items such as eyeglasses, fountain pens, and watches, and weighing no more than eight ounces--without written requests from the addressees.
Essentially functioning as the Army's postmaster, the Postal Operations Division (POD) provided technical guidance and oversight to ensure Army post offices were compliant with applicable policies and regulations.
"Cargo Transfer Company," "Petroleum, Oil, Lubricant (POL)", and "Army Post Offices (APOs)" are key trade phrases in Army combat service support/logistics circles.
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