Mail Service to Overseas Military Could Face Delays – FYI.

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Norfolk, Va. – A backlog of mail at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is causing mail sent to service members stationed in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia to be delayed

An announcement posted by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella says an estimated 56 containers of mail are backlogged at the airport.

The U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General and senior military postal authorities at the Department of Defense are investigating the causes of the backlog and searching for ways to clear it, according to the announcement.

Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of State personnel stationed in the Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA) Region may encounter some increased transit times and delays of incoming mail. International Service Center (ISC), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), which manages mail distribution for military (APO/FPO) addresses worldwide, has announced they
have an estimated 56 containers of mail backlogged at ORD. USPS Post Master General and senior military Postal activities within DoD are investigating primary causes and working alternatives to manage the backlog, as well as evaluate current distribution contract to prevent additional mail delays. NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella Postal Director and supporting leads at Navy activities across the EURAFSWA Region are closely monitoring the situation and will work through base media to keep all customers updated as new information is received.


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