Question: Please reconsider the closing of the Point Mugu Post Office. I am truly disappointed and frustrated. It is so convenient to have a post office on base. The staff is extremely helpful and caring, and there are no lines to wait in like there are at a normal post office.
Answer: Thank you for allowing me the chance to address this concern. The decision to close the Point Mugu postal location was not mine, but rests with the United States Postal Service. The location is a USPS contract facility, and the current contract has expired.
Low retail sales at the site was one of the reasons for the closure. Without enough sales to cover costs, it’s not efficient for the Postal Service to keep this site open or attractive for contractors to take the chance. The postmaster is working to find a new contract holder and is aware of the hardship this closure creates for our Sailors and their families.
For now, post office boxes at Point Mugu will remain open. If a solution is not found in a timely manner, the Postal Service plans to transfer boxes to Port Hueneme or refund payments to box holders at Point Mugu.
To help meet some of the demand created by the closure, the Navy Exchange at Point Mugu is now selling stamps. For package mailing services, the nearest full-service post office locations are at 560 E. Pleasant Valley Road in Port Hueneme (approximately 5 miles away) and at 2532 Saviers Road in Oxnard (approximately 5.5 miles away). Both locations are open Monday through Friday until 5:30 p.m. and have 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday hours.
In our current and tough economic times, all base services are under review. Bottom line: I encourage everyone to continue to use the services on base — the NEX, the commissary, the galleys, Single Sailor programs and Fleet and Family Support programs.
If we are not meeting your expectations, let us know.