DoD Post Offices to close as troops depart

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 1:29pm EDT

This will be the first Christmas in years that the Postal Service won't be handling mail to military posts in Iraq. U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, so, the Post Offices are closing, too, Defense.gov reports.

The Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17th. Those responsibilities will transition to State Department embassy or consulate post offices.

Service members who are in Iraq after that date should coordinate with their chain of command and to receive a new mailing address.

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