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Subject: APO AE ~ Please be aware
Date Posted: 4/20/2010 3:06 AM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2007
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Please be aware that our mail is being affected by the Volcano in Iceland!!  The AP processing center is in the United States, but from there everything is shipped by military airlift, and there are NO PLANES going in or out of Europe!!  The post offices here have stopped accepting outgoing packages altogether because they've run out of space to store them (since europe airspace has been closed since last Thursday). 

If you already mailed a package to an AE member, just be aware that it will likely take a week or two longer than normal (which if you sent media mail is already 5 week average to reach the servicemember from the U.S.).  I recommend that if you receive any requests or find a book owned by an AE member, that you wait until next week to accept.  I'm going to put my account on hold, just to be on the safe side. 

Thank you for your understanding!! 

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 4:59 AM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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Thanks for the heads up. It wouldn't have occured to me.

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 8:17 AM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2010
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Thanks, Patticom, for letting us know.  I wouldn't have thought of that either.  I have a book coming from an AP.

Last Edited on: 4/20/10 8:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 1