Topic: Post Office
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Keeping customers out of lines and saving them money is the top priority at the Bagram Air Field post office, Afghanistan.
The 101st Special Troops Battalion soldiers put into operation a new, self service mail system titled “Click-N-Ship”. The program replaces the current mail system, known as the Integrated Retail Terminal (IRT).
The Army adopted the “Click-N-Ship” program, to speed the mail process. This program saves money and valuable time creating a more efficient post office.
A postal clerk accepts a Priority Mail box from Lt. Col. Derek G. Bean, commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Lifeliner, for inspection during the kick-off of the Click-N-Ship program that was implemented at the post office at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan, July 14th, 2013. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)
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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»
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»