Enhanced security measures delay military mail delivery times
November 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 12, 2010) - Customers sending mail to and from overseas military post offices in Europe can expect delays due to recent enhanced security measures. Currently, military post offices in Italy are most effected by this delay.
According to a press release from the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration has directed American passenger and cargo airlines to implement additional precautionary security measures for international flights. These measures were directed on Nov. 8.
The increased security measures require transportation agencies to screen and identify items considered high risk such as printer and toner cartridges larger than 16 ounces and any mail that originates or transits through Yemen or Somalia.
At this time, it is unknown exactly the length of the delays. Contact your military post office for more details and updated information.