USPS OIG Report: Military and Diplomatic Mail Service

Objective The Postal Service partners with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to deliver mail to military facilities in the continental U.S. as well as military and DoS diplomatic personnel and their families outside the continental U.S. Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s military and diplomatic…

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USPS offers military holiday shipping dates

The Postal Service is offering suggested mail-by dates for customers planning to send holiday packages to military members serving abroad. The dates are listed in an Oct. 11 news release, along with information on ordering USPS military care kits and guidelines for addressing packages to Army/Air Post Offices, Fleet Post Offices and Diplomatic Post Offices….

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USPS: Election mailing dates issued for military

The Postal Service has offered recommended mailing dates for military service members who will cast ballots this fall. The suggested mailing dates are posted on usps.com. The recommendations are based on dates published by the Military Postal Service Agency. Military personnel with Army Post Office (APO) or Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses can now return…

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Free mail for troops in operations in Iraq, Baltics

By Jim Tice – May 15, 2015 Free mail has been authorized for U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians serving in support of operations Atlantic Resolve in the Baltic states and Inherent Resolve in Iraq. Under a policy announced May 15 by Army Postal Programs, free mail of 13 ounces or less can be…

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Soldiers build postal capacity from ground up in Iraq

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 16, 2015) — Even in a time of constant digital communication – an age of Twitter, Facebook and FaceTime – there remains something special for deployed Soldiers about a tangible letter or package sent by loved ones halfway around the world. For those Service members deployed with Combined Joint Forces Land…

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Military Mail Changes Will Save $4 Million Annually, Official Says

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 – Changes to military postal operations will save the Defense Department $4 million annually while providing services comparable to those of any U.S. Postal Service office, a senior Military Postal Service Agency official told DoD News. James Clark, chief of the agency’s operations division, said the changes will go into effect…

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In peace time and in war there will always be mail call

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – The Marines of the Camp Leatherneck post office are few in number but have been working hard during the five months they have been deployed. Ensuring mail is delivered and picked up from all service members and civilians working in Regional Command (Southwest), the Marines of the post office make postal…

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