Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Little Pieces of Home

The Air Force Link Web site reports, "One of the nice things about deploying is the outpouring of support given by family, friends and even strangers from back home through care packages and letters. However, without the people who run the post offices on base, none of those well-wishes would get through to boost morale."

Tech. Sgt. Greg Sartain, the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron postmaster, stationed in Iraq is quoted in the article by Senior Airman Brok McCarthy as saying, "It's all about morale. We provide that home link that you can't get any other way. You can get e-mail, but there's something much more gratifying about receiving a box of goodies or something else from home that you can't get from an e-mail. It's crucial to the morale around here. You see it every day when people come in to pick up their mail or you see people walking around base with a package they got. You know it's putting a smile on their face."

Shown above, postal clerk Staff Sgt. Cassandra Casul prepares a meter label for a customer.

To read the entire article, click here.


To learn more about how YOU can send letters and packages to soldiers, sailors, airmen and/or Marines, click here to visit the Any Soldier Web site which displays this warning, "Contents of this site are addictive. Persons using this site may be overcome with tears of sympathy or tears of joy. May also cause a sense of pride in our great nation and the fighting men and women who defend our freedom."
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM