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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:32 AM
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Military Post Offices in Iraq to Close Nov. 17

Military Post Offices in Iraq to Close Nov. 17

By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 Because U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17, Defense Department officials said today.

Military post offices in Iraq also will stop processing mail Nov. 17, and service members there should begin now to advise those who send them mail about the Nov. 17 deadline.

Mail still in the postal system through Nov. 17 will be processed and delivered to service members in Iraq, officials said.

In November, U.S. military postal service responsibilities in Iraq will transition to State Department embassy or consulate post offices for service members assigned to Office of Security Cooperation or the Chief of Mission in Iraq.

These sites will provide letter and parcel mail services to service members assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation or the Chief of Mission in Iraq.

The transition will be closely coordinated with the U.S. Postal Service Agency, which will delete ZIP codes for Iraq military post offices from the USPS database to prevent undeliverable mail from entering the postal system after Nov. 17, according to defense officials.

If APO mail arrives in Iraq after a service member departs, mail will be redirected to the new mailing address provided or, if no mailing address was provided, returned to sender.

Any mail mistakenly accepted by a USPS post office after Nov. 17 will be returned to sender once it reaches the International Gateway in New Jersey.

U.S. service members in Iraq who do not receive an absentee ballot by Nov. 17 should contact their U.S. Local Election Office to change their address. Unit voting assistance officers can provide state-specific voting details.

Service members who are remaining in Iraq after Nov. 17 and who are there on behalf of or are assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation or the Chief of Mission in Iraq should coordinate with their chain of command and the servicing State Department mail location to receive a new mailing address.

According to defense officials, conditions and situations in the Iraq transition change often. Officials recommend that service members check the Military Postal Service Agency website and USPS Postal Bulletins frequently for updates.



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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:37 AM
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1. A step in the right direction.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:54 AM
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2. That's pretty much a "No BS" step. They're right next to gone. nt
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:18 PM
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4. Yes, and
whatever you do, remember that Obama gets no credit.

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:11 PM
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5. Heh, heh.
I've heard that song before! It's turned into one of those damn earworms every time I slide by here!
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:31 PM
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3. "IBTR"
:kick:
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:11 AM
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6. So if you're mailing food, send a fruitcake, or twinkies
either of which can survive years of bouncing around civilian, military, and diplomatic post offices before finding the recipient.

:hi:
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