To obtain a PO Box: Give a copy of your orders to your sponsor who will get a PO Box for you. Your box may be activated 30 days prior to your arrival. Alternatively, you may send your orders to our org box (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your arrival date. PO boxes may be issued to individuals who are DoD active duty or DoD civilian authorized by their orders. All authorized members may also have services for their dependents who are listed on their orders.
Restrictions: 1. You cannot ship weapons, alcohol, hazardous materials, and organizational material like brochures. 2. Home business owners, like Pampered Chef, are not authorized to receive any material which is used in selling goods, such as catalogs, free supplies, and individual orders. They must have the order sent to the individual who is purchasing the goods. 3. The PO does not offer express mail at Lajes because of the flight schedule 4. The PO does not provide service for FedEx and UPS
Holiday Mail: Mail usually takes around 2-4 weeks to arrive at Lajes, depending on the service and origin; however, during the holiday season it may be up to 8-10 weeks. Outgoing mail should be mailed by the end of October.
Mail Hold: When going on TDY or on leave, place your mail on hold. Packages will be returned after 15 days if a mail hold form is not completed.
PCSing: Before you PCS come to the post office with a copy of your orders for out-processing. Payment is required for any items being shipped to another MPS address. This also applies for personal items during a TDY. The Post Office is supplied with multiple sizes of Priority Mail boxes and labels; no other packaging is available. We also supply money orders and stamps; no other place on base can provide them.
Click N’ Ship: Go to the USPS website and use the Click N’ Ship option, for an even easier way to ship your packages. The process is easy, simply go to the usps.com and create an account. This gives you access to utilize Click N’ Ship and all of its features. With Click N’ Ship you are able to choose a shipping method, create a shipping label, fill in a customs form, and pay for the postage all from the comfort of your own home. Be sure to use your personal computer. When you have your package all ready to go, come by the post office and drop it off. We will handle it from there.