Saturday, March 6, 2010

Postal Service says soldiers now can get mail in Haiti

Soldiers deployed to Haiti are starting to receive mail there, the U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday.

The Postal Service has assigned 20 APO, FPO and DPO ZIP Codes for troops in Haiti. That means letters and care packages can start making their way to U.S. troops.

About 3,500 Fort Bragg soldiers were sent to the quake-ravaged country in January.

Earlier this month, soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team were eager to start receiving mail. Some were running low on cigarettes or longing for a soda.

Efforts to establish a temporary civilian mail distribution site in Port-au-Prince continue.

Post offices are accepting letter mail and packages addressed to Haiti. However, all mail addressed to Haiti will be temporarily held by the Postal Service until the postal administration of Haiti is able to accept it.

The Fayetteville Observer

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