Saturday, December 08, 2007

Military Mail Milestone

With holiday mailing in full force,this past Wednesday, Dec. 5 was a record-setting day for mail destined to American military personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan according to USPS. Mail Terminal Services in Newark, NJ, a USPS-contracted company that prepares and ships mail to the war zones, processed 96 semi-trailers of mail — beating the 2006 record of 93.

“We know how important mail is for our service men and women overseas, and to their friends and families back home,” says Mike Nappi, Executive Director of International Operations. “We pull out all the stops to make sure that every card, letter and package is delivered for the holidays.”

Wednesday’s record of 686,000 pounds of mail was enough to fill four 747 aircraft.

Shown above is a USPS photo of single day’s worth of military mail at the Mail Terminal Services facility in Newark, NJ.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM