ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30, 2011 -- Effective Oct. 3, 2011, the United States Postal Service has revised mailing standards for Express Mail Military Service items mailed from the United States to APO/FPO and DPO destinations for delivery.

USPS, in conjunction with the Military Postal Service Agency, is revising the service commitment from a universal two to three day standard to a three to five business day standard depending on the origin and destination.

"It does not include holidays and weekends, only business days," said Faye Slater, the deputy director of the Military Postal Service Agency.

The change accurately reflects the number of days necessary to deliver the mail to the overseas Military Post Office. The mailing standards for Express Mail Military Service do not apply for items going to Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Military Postal Service provides mail service around the world to Department of Defense and most Department of State locations. Mail is moved on commercial and military aircraft and commercial sealift vessels to nearly 2,000 military post offices located in over 85 countries.

The Adjutant General of the Army, located at the Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is the Executive Director of the Military Postal Service Agency.

For more information, email the Military Postal Service at:

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