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Topic: News for those sending APO/FPO/etc.

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Subject: News for those sending APO/FPO/etc.
Date Posted: 12/16/2008 7:25 AM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2007
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I just read in our Stars and Stripes Newspaper (american newspaper for military overseas) that it was discovered that A big mistake in the Big Apple is causing major delays in mail delivery to servicemembers and civilians in Europe.  Apparently the First Class mail was sent by ship instead of by plane, causing a 30 day delay.  So if someone sent any books to servicemembers/dependents since last November there will be a thirty day delay.  I hadn't read it on this site yet so I thought I would give a heads up.  I'm not sure if this should be put in her or a different forum.

Date Posted: 12/18/2008 1:21 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2007
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Thanks for letting us know - this is so disappointing as I sent out a package to my adopted soldier last month and I don't think he's gotten it yet - which this would explain.

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 3:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2008
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Having spent 20+ years in U.S. Navy, this seems to be something that happens about this time every year with the mail going out. 

 

We were in Desert Storm for months without mail in 1991.