Monday, May 21, 2007

New stamps previewed at military open house

Shown above on Sunday at the annual Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland are Air Force Col. Margaret H. Woodward, commander of the 89th Airlift Wing; David Failor, the U.S. Postal Service's executive director of stamp services; and Marine Col. Andrew W. O'Donnell Jr., commander of Marine Helicopter Squadron One, with the new Air Force One and Marine One stamps.

The stamps go on sale June 13. The Air Force One stamp will be issued for priority mail and will cost $4.60 each. The Marine One stamp will be used for express mail and will cost $16.25 each

According to Gerry J. Gilmore of the American Forces Press Service, Failor thanked the Air Force for hosting the stamp preview, noting 185,000 U.S. Postal Service employees are military veterans.

Failor is quoted as saying, "Their expertise and dedication have helped us deliver record service and performance for our customers." The postal service, he added, coordinates closely with the military to ensure that letters and packages reach servicemembers deployed overseas.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM