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Old 01-02-2005, 04:40 PM
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Post Addressing Mail Correctly for Deployed Service Members

It is a problem that the military postal system encounters daily, said Capt. Faye Slater, Third Army and Coalition Forces Land Component Command chief of theater postal operations.

To alleviate this situation, Slater said help is needed from the family and friends of deployed service members. Senders stateside are actually slowing the delivery of the mail by not properly addressing letters and packages. The sender needs to know the name of the country and the name of the base camp where a service member is stationed are incompatible with regulated military addresses.

Guide Note: In simple terms, what this means is one should not put the country or base in the address when sending mail to deployed service members or service members assigned overseas.


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Another fun little issue with mail is rank.
Never put the rank of the troop (if your sending to one person and not his/hers company)
We were told in our first mail briefing that if the post office see's the rank of the soldier on the package, the package itself will be kicked back. I'm playing in the sands of Afgan at the moment and mail is a biggggg issue here! From the states, it can take anywhere from 9 to 22 days to get to base camp here. (9 if lucky that is hee hee) 12ish is normaly the time frame.

Don't get me wrong or anything but I'm grateful for any piece of mail i get I told my brother that if someone was to send me a rock i would be happy.. So the funny guy sent me a rock.. Its a great feeling to get mail! I love getting all the fun little letters from the schools back home. The support is simply amazing! It's just the little things that make the mail system goofy. I've sent 7 letters to my parents and only 2 made it back. I've been only gone for a year so far so its not like i've forgotten my address but only got 3-4 months left so its almost over!
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:58 AM
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Another fun little issue with mail is rank.
Never put the rank of the troop (if your sending to one person and not his/hers company)
We were told in our first mail briefing that if the post office see's the rank of the soldier on the package, the package itself will be kicked back. I'm playing in the sands of Afgan at the moment and mail is a biggggg issue here! From the states, it can take anywhere from 9 to 22 days to get to base camp here. (9 if lucky that is hee hee) 12ish is normaly the time frame.

Don't get me wrong or anything but I'm grateful for any piece of mail i get I told my brother that if someone was to send me a rock i would be happy.. So the funny guy sent me a rock.. Its a great feeling to get mail! I love getting all the fun little letters from the schools back home. The support is simply amazing! It's just the little things that make the mail system goofy. I've sent 7 letters to my parents and only 2 made it back. I've been only gone for a year so far so its not like i've forgotten my address but only got 3-4 months left so its almost over!
Yah i hear yah. I was in Afgan a while back with my Canadian Reg. PPCLI was crazy.. always waiting for mail. I never liked it.. But was always happy to get some home made stuff.
Good luck there..
Heh, i never liked that place..
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