Topic: U.S. Postal Service
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade “LifeLiners” graduated the Postal Operations course at Fort Campbell, KY, December 14th, 2012.
Postal service plays an important role within the “LifeLiners” Brigade, especially while in combat. It assures soldiers have the means for their mail to be received and delivered once they deploy, which in turn helps with morale while away from home.
Washington, D.C. – If you’ve recently updated your status from single to married, you’re not alone – summer is a popular time for weddings. Marriage also brings about some changes with your taxes. Here are several tips for newlyweds from the IRS.
Notify the Social Security Administration It’s important that your name and Social Security number match on your next tax return, so if you’ve taken on a new name, report the change to the Social Security Administration. File Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. The form is available on SSA’s website at www.ssa.gov, by calling 800.772.1213, or visiting a local SSA office.
Washington, D.C. – Summer is a popular time for people to move – especially families with children.
If you are moving to start a new job or even the same job at a new job location, the IRS offers 10 tax tips on expenses you may be able to deduct on your tax return.
Yonkers, NY - With the holiday season in full swing, it can often be hard to shop smart once you hit the stores. The December 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, has tips that will help get all of your holiday shopping done without blowing your budget.
“A lot of factors influence how you shop when you head out to the stores,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “Everything from who you’re shopping with to whether or not you’ve made a budget in advance can influence your purchase decisions. To help you shop smarter, ShopSmart came up with some simple ways to stay focused, save big, and not get swept away in the holiday frenzy.” «Read the rest of this article»
More Than 800 Million Pieces of Mail Expected Monday
Washington, D.C. – Monday, December 20th, marks the Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year with more than 800 million pieces of mail expected to enter the system. This represents a 40 percent increase in the average daily volume of 559 million pieces of mail.
“There’s still time to mail greeting cards and ship presents,” said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe. “If customers get their cards and packages to us by Tuesday, December 21st, we’ll get them delivered by Christmas.”
December 20th is the recommended deadline for sending greeting cards and holiday letters to arrive in time for Christmas. December 21st is the recommended deadline for sending packages using Priority Mail. For those last-minute shoppers and procrastinators, the Postal Service recommends December 22nd as the last day to ship packages using Express Mail. «Read the rest of this article»
With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.
Clarksville Montgomery County should be thankful to have great lawmakers in Nashville like Senator Tim Barnes and Representative Joe Pitts who both fought very hard from the onset to stop our local post offices from being shutdown. Once it was announced that these post offices were on the list considered for closure they went right to work to insure that the ever growing population of Clarksville – Montgomery County and Fort Campbell would not be inconvenienced or left hanging in the least bit.
Anyone that has gone to the post office recently knows how it feels to stand on already long lines, and closing even a single post office in this growing city would have been a catastrophe.
There has been considerable talk in recent weeks about potential post office closings in Clarksville and around the nation. I’ve heard from many in District 67 asking how they can get involved by registering their opposition to any attempt to close a post office in a growing community like Clarksville. After a bit of research I have learned that there are two ways, at least, to express your thoughts on the matter.
If you are so inclined, you can write a letter to the contact below and/or call the consumer affairs division at the number below to register your feelings about the issue. «Read the rest of this article»
A tradition in some communities is the “rolling” of other people’s lawns. Young people go to the store and buy huge quantities of toilet paper. They then arrive in the middle of the night at the victim’s lawn and throw toilet paper as high as possible in every tree in sight. They relish the thought that the other person will be cleaning up the mess while they’re home in bed.
Clarksville Tennessee’s Mayor, Johnny Piper has sent an inflammatory anti-Islamic email to employees of the city, encouraging them to boycott a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the stamp in question commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. On these days, Muslims wish each other “Eid mubarak,” the phrase featured in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. “Eid mubarak” translates literally as “blessed festival,” and can be paraphrased as “May your religious holiday be blessed.” This phrase can be applied to both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
The email in question is the equivalent of a chain letter, which according to the Snopes Urban Legends web site was first seen in 2002. The letter was modified in August 2009 to falsely accuse President Barack Obama of ordering the U.S. Postal Service to issue a 42 cent first class stamp in honor of these Islamic holidays. In fact the stamp was first issued on September 1st 2001, and has been re-release several times since then. Mayor Piper’s email painted everyone of the Islamic faith with the same brush as those who carried out the various terrorist bombings over the years.
Several questions arise regarding the Mayor’s actions in sending this email that must be answered…. «Read the rest of this article»
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