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The Consolidated Post Office would like to WELCOME you back or to Sunny Southern California.

Personal Mail Guidelines

The following guidelines govern the handling of personal mail aboard Camp Pendleton:

-Personnel who reside off base or in base housing will receive their personal mail at their resident address.

-Personnel entitled to receive mail through their unit mailroom/work section will inform all correspondents (to include relatives, financial institutions, publishers, etc.) of their complete military mailing address.

-All military personnel will complete a change of address card upon reporting to and prior to transferring from their unit/organization.

Personal Mail with Military Unit Format

Personal mail addresses consist of four distinct address lines. Listed below is an example and explanation of each line.

1st Line: Sgt John L Doe

2d Line: HQSPTBN MCB (S-1)

3d Line: Box 555031

4th Line: Camp Pendleton CA 92055-5031

-The 1st line consists of the individual's rank and complete name (i.e., First, Middle Initial and Last).

-The 2d line consists of the unit /organization name with the appropriate company and section listed in parenthesis. Due to limited character space, group level organization names (i.e., 3d MAW, 1st Mar Div) are generally not required or desired. For this same reason, battalion/squadron names should normally be abbreviated on personal mail addresses.

-The format for the 3d and 4th lines is identical to that for the last two lines for official mail number (each unit has their own 6 digit box number) while the 4th line is reserved for city (Camp Pendleton), two-letter state abbreviation (CA) and ZIP+4. Note that for automation purposes, these are the two most important lines of the address and must conform exactly. Failure to do so may result in the mail being delayed or returned to sender.

Personal Mail with Base Housing or Off Base Format

Personal mail addresses consist of four distinct address lines. Listed below is an example and explanation of each line.

1st Line: John L Doe

2d Line: Apt Number (if applicable)

3d Line: Street address or box number

4th Line: City (NOT Camp Pendleton) CA 920??

-The 1st line consists of the individual's name (i.e., First, Middle Initial and Last).

-The 2d line consists of the apartment number if applicable.

-The 3d line consists street number or P.O. Box number.

-The 4th line is reserved for city, two-letter state abbreviation (CA) and ZIP+4. Note that for automation purposes, these are the two most important lines of the address.

Change of Address

There are several ways to let the USPS know you want your mail forwarded. The Change of Address Order (PS Form 3575) is available is a hard copy format and in electronic format. Link below.

Forwarded Temporarily

Mail can be forwarded for 12 months or less by selecting "YES" to "It this a temporary move?" Then select the applicable date is the "Date to stop forwarding mail" field. If you need to forward mail for more than 12 months you must select a permanent move for your change of address request. When you are ready to move again, you will need to submit another change of address request. Make sure you use a complete address. A street number, street name, city, state and ZIP code . Link below.

For Change of Address and Forward TemporarilyUSPS Web Site

Need to Put Your Mail on HOLD

Whether you are on vacation or an unexpected business trip you can rest easy knowing your mail is safely held for you at your local Post Office. This online service will electronically notify your local Post Office to hold your mail. For same day service, online requests must be submitted by 2am CST Monday- Saturday. Mail can be held from 3 to 30 days. We will resume normal delivery of your mail on the day you specify. Online access to request this service is currently limited to certain ZIP codes.

To put your mail on HOLD USPS Web Site.



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