Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS) provides Interior Complex shipping and receiving services and also manages and operates the Main Interior Building (MIB) loading dock. This includes processing all incoming and outgoing packages, freight, and delivery of packages to client offices.
Normal Business Hours
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday through Friday (Government Workdays)
Loading Dock Location
The loading dock is located in the 1600 East Corridor of the Main Interior Building, and is accessible from 18th Street via Ramp D.
Loading Dock and Ramp Restrictions
The loading dock can accommodate box trucks up to 24' in length and 13' in height. Parking at the loading dock is limited to deliveries only and extended parking is not allowed.
Incoming deliveries from local carriers: Individuals local carriers (i.e., FedEx, DHL, UPS Office supply companies, etc.) are processed through the loading dock and deliver their packages directly to the client office once the packages are inspected and x-rayed by security.
Receipt and delivery of freight and packages: OFAS loading dock staff will receive and process shipments of freight and packages from all other vendors. This includes inspecting and signing for each package and delivering the packages to customers on a daily basis. Freight and packages delivered to the MIB for off-site bureaus (such as FWS, BLM and NPS) will be received and logged by the loading dock staff; and arrangements for delivery and/or unpacking if needed can be made by the client office through OFAS moving services.
Outgoing freight and packages: Client offices must deliver outgoing shipments of freight and packages to the loading, or arrangements can be made via the OFAS moving services for pickup of any large or heavy items. OFAS loading dock staff will weigh and prepare outgoing shipments and obtain signatures from the contact carrier upon pickup.
Helpful Tips and Information
Provide correct shipping information with name, room number, and phone number.
Coordinate large deliveries in advance with shipping and receiving staff.
Provide loading dock ramp restrictions to vendors and acquisition staff when ordering furniture, equipment or supplies.
Payments associated with the use of a private carrier for shipment of incoming, or processing outgoing freight and packages, are to be made between the client office and the carrier prior to shipping.
For information or assistance on moving large or heavy items, you can visit our moving services page or contact one of the individuals below.
If you need assistance, please contact the OFAS Service Desk at (202)-208-2222 or the individuals below: